Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt), Germany Genealogy

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Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt), Germany

Go to one of the following articles to learn how to search for your family that lived in Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt). Germany was unified into the German Empire in 1871. This Research Wiki, the FamilySearch Catalog, and FamilySearch Historical Records are organized by the localities and place names as of 1871. In 1871, the area of the modern state of Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt) belonged to:


Former States Now in Modern Saxony-Anhalt

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Green: Anhalt
Orange: Province of Saxony (Provinz Sachsen)
Brown: Brunswick (Braunschwieg):
Blankenburg and Calvorde enclaves

Gold: Thüringen

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For the best information on whether your ancestors' town was in Anhalt, Brunswick (Braunschweig), or Province of Saxony (Provinz Sachsen, find the town in Meyer's 1871 Gazetteer Online.