List of Parishes
you already have a placename for your ancestor’s birthplace and do
you think that he or she was protestant? Then you can easily look
up this placename in our alphabetical list of parishes of the Lutheran
Church of Hannover, giving you the year of the earliest church record
available. Maybe the parish you are looking for is among those listed
here. We can tell you where the church records are available or assist
you with your research. If the placename that you have does not appear in our list, it can still be included in one of the bigger parishes listed here, because many small villages did not have a church of their own. We can check this for you.
Printed Marriage Registers
and early 18th century)
For the places
listed here printed marriage registers have been published. We can check them for any name you might be looking for.
those of you who know that their ancestors came from „Hannover“ but
have already learnt the disappointing news that this probably was
the Kingdom of Hannover, we can offer our list of printed sources
with alphabetical name indeces. These sources that cover various regions
of the Kingdom might give you a decisive hint towards the area your
ancestor came from and thus make further research possible.
Printed Tax List of 1689
you already been able to research your family back into the 17th century?
This list provides the names of places that are included in one of
the best printed sources for the whole south of Lower Saxony - the
printed tax list of 1689 (Kopfsteuerbeschreibung von 1689) and the
printed marriage registers for southern Lower saxony and the region
around Hannover (Calenberger Land). If you find the place where your
ancestors lived around 1700 in this list, it would be well worth looking
for them in these sources.
List of Archives
you just about to start with your research and want to know where
to write to? Our address list of the main archives in Lower Saxony
and Hesse might help you to get started.
Links to other Genealogical Sites