German Archives

German Archives

Records on emigration archives usually relate to applications of passports, reports of public administration, correspondence or related matters. Only very few census records in Germany did survive. Some archives have duplicates of church books, some have civil registration records. From 1875 onwards, civil registration and vital statistics were filed at the Standesämter (Civil registry offices). Addresses are available through the cities' public administration. Use may be restricted or by appointment, only. Church archives keep church books, and in some cases local genealogical societies did compile family history books from these records.

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