Source Information

Ancestry.com. Saxony and Thuringia, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1591-1875 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data:

Mikrofilm Sammlung. Familysearch.org

Originale: Stadtarchiv Weimar, Weimar, Deutschland

About Saxony and Thuringia, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1591-1875

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 records from the city of Altenburg and numerous other communities. Historically, they were located within shifting territorial boundaries. Many belonged to the Prussian province of Saxony from 1815 onwards. 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. Parish records primarily contain information about births and baptisms, marriages, and deaths and burials. 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 of the Weimar city archives. Search for names, dates or places using the search form.

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