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Access the records: Germany Marriages, 1558-1929 .

Collection Time Period[edit | edit source]

This collection includes the years 1558 through 1929.

Record Description[edit | edit source]

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 Marriages, 1558-1929 Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958
Baden 2,600,193 1,032,792 191,654
Bayern 3,261,551 288,387 469,532
Brandenburg 802,429 82,480 205,237
Braunschweig 4,895 962 0
Bremen 37,127 272 0
Deutschland (Germany) 946,524 353,094 1,242,899
Elsaß-Lothringen 0 112 402
Hamburg 274 0 0
Hannover 47,230 17,730 22,780
Hessen 1,363,715 355,763 74,724
Hessen-Darmstadt 235,780 66,706 8,611
Hessen-Nassau 63,551 4,286 12,404
Hohenzollern 137,631 29,299 0
Lippe-Detmold 585,589 156,792 6,208
Lübeck 11,445 0 0
Mecklenburg-Schwerin 277,099 56,744 121,054
Mecklenburg-Strelitz 4,285 3,429 3,426
Oldenburg 67,002 15,256 0
Ostpreußen 94,198 15,721 1,958
Pfalz (Bayern) 1,665,783 375,905 12,131
Pommern 160,271 4,232 256
Posen 240,686 44,376 0
Preußen 2,930,534 643,539 711,545
Rheinland 5,681,033 1,485,690 48,091
Sachsen 10,329 2,692 1,620
Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 3,064 1,021 0
Schaumburg-Lippe 323 0 0
Schlesien 18,593 2,755 0
Thüringen 1,093 307 0
Westfalen 5,397,491 1,675,687 28,850
Westpreußen 285,669 25,057 2,118
Württemberg 6,843,411 1,515,133 468,351
Totals 33,778,798 8,256,219 3,663,851

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection[edit | edit source]

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History[edit | edit source]

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2000, some of the entries were published on 8 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “Western Europe Vital Records Index: Germany Region.” This is an index of some marriages throughout Germany. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created[edit | edit source]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability[edit | edit source]

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Germany.

Known Issues with This Collection[edit | edit source]

The following are known issues for Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898; Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958; and Germany Marriages, 1558-1929.
Problem #1 - Previously available records can no longer be found or are missing.
Problem #2 - Some of the localities are indexed wrong or transcribed incorrectly.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at . Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Web Sites[edit | edit source]

Archives in Germany

Cyndi's List in Germany

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Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Germany Civil Registration

Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections[edit | edit source]

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:[edit | edit source]

"Germany Marriages, 1558-1929." index, FamilySearch ( accessed March 24, 2011. entry for Joannes Josephus Lebersorg and Anna Maria Riser, married 21 January 1808; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 532,143; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Sources of Information for This Collection[edit | edit source]

"Germany Marriages, 1558-1929," index, FamilySearch ( Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.