Talk:German Church Record Locator

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Use a series of tables?[edit source]

I was pleasantly surprised to see so many archives linked to all in one place here. Thanks.

I found this page because it has been taking me extra time to locate German church records that I need. I have used the FHLC, ProGenealogists Gazeteers, and Google to find sources I need. Now I want to make it easier for others so they do not go through the same headache.


Make it clear where each record is held without the patron having to navigate a German website.


The church records can be held by a state archive, church archive, or local church. There is no simple way to link straight to the website for the group that holds the records you want.


Create a partially sortable table--for each German state--, similar to the ProGenealogist Gazeteers, but with live links and more thorough. Give links to the archives websites, and a link to the online collection or FHLC entry if available. Provide actual years covered as different archives have different year ranges sometimes.

Suggested headings:

Town or parish | Kreis or Kantone | Evangelical Archive | Catholic Archive | State Archive | Online or FHL

Suggested row content:

Obersickte | [TBD] | Braunschweig (1815-1952) | [TBD] | Wolfenbüttel (1719-1814) | FHL (1815-1845)

Is anyone willing to make suggestions on altering this idea or joining a project to make it happen? Maybe a Wiki project?