data referring to the time after 1874 when civil registry offices were founded, and you want to know more about your ancestors?




the drafting and translation of letters in German to registry offices or archives.
Until 1874 the only records on births, marriages and deaths were - at least here in northern Germany - the church records of the three main denominations (lutheran, reformed and catholic).
From 1874 on civil registry offices took over that task. If you are looking for ancestors who were born or died after 1874, you should be prepared to write a letter to the registry office in charge, because only the direct descendants are allowed to obtain data from that period (1874 up to today).
We can help you by writing this letter or translating it, if you provide the details that you already know. For this purpose we provide the addresses and establish contact with the institutions in charge.
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