The Church records of the Lutheran Church of Hannover
- This is a list of parishes that belong
to the Lutheran Church of Hannover, with the year of their earliest
church record. These records are accessible on microfiches up to 1852,
some up to 1874, at the Kirchenbuchamt Hannover (see address list).
- If you should not find the village
or town you are looking for, it does not necessarily mean that it does
not belong to this Church.
It might be a very small place
that had no church of its own and thus is included in one of the bigger
parishes. There are hundreds of cases like that, and only a contemporary
geographical dictionary can solve this problem.
Remember: The place you are looking for could also be a parish in one
of the two smaller protestant churches within the territory of the former
Kingdom of Hannover.
Or it could be a catholic village where protestants were included in
the catholic church records.
- We can look up your placename and
get the name of the parish which is the key to any further research,
whether in protestant or catholic records.