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