Source Information

Ancestry.com. Saxony, Thuringia, and Hannover, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1557-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data:

Mikrofilm Sammlung. Familysearch.org

Originale: Rat des Bezirkes Erfurt, Verwaltungsarchiv, Erfurt, Deutschland

About Saxony, Thuringia, and Hannover, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1557-1940

About this collection

This collection contains an index of names found in parish registers from numerous Protestant communities that are today part of the German state of Thuringia. The oldest church records in this collection date from the 16th century.

The collection includes, among others, the cities of Erfurt, Nordhausen and Langensalza. Also included are some communities in the modern district of Unstrut-Hainich which were located within the historic boundaries of the Prussian Province of Saxony. For that reason, many record sets in this collection end in 1874 because, in addition to records traditionally kept by the Church in Prussian provinces, the State mandated in 1874 that personal and vital statistics be recorded by local registry offices.

What you can find in the records

This collection is an index to the names found in the ecclesiatical records. These parish records primarily contain information about births and baptisms, marriages, and deaths and burials. Marriage banns, family books and other church records may also be found. Images of the records themselves are not included. The following details may be found:

  • Last Name, Given Names
  • Event Type (Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death, Burial)
  • Event Date
  • Event Place, Community
  • Relatives (usually Parents or Children)

More about using this collection

The indexed records are based on older microfilms of the holdings in the administrative archives in Erfurt. Search for names, dates or places using the search form.

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