Looking for names of grandparents in Magdeburg, Germany when father born 1896?

How do I find birth records in Germany?

Records regarding birth, death and marriage are normally kept by the Standesamt (the municipality offices) where the event occurred. Most cities have websites at www. (nameofcity).de where you can find the contact information for the appropriate Standesamt.

How do I find my family records in Germany?

The two websites generally considered to be the most complete are RootsWeb www.rootsweb.com and the Mormon Church’s Family Search www.familysearch.org. Both are set up for searches. You can enter the known facts about your ancestor and, with luck, come up with additional details.

Are there German census records?

A census is a count and description of the population. A few censuses have been taken by various German states, provinces, and cities, and by some ecclesiastical officials. Censuses were not taken nationally in Germany and therefore exist for only a limited number of places and times.

Are German birth records public?

Most civil registers are still located at the local civil registration offices, but some are collected in city or state archives. Since 2009 birth records have been public after 110 years, marriages after 80 years and deaths after 30 years.

Is there a German ancestry site?

Ancestry.com ($)

Ancestry.com has quite a number of American church records collections for ethnic German congregations, including Historical Society of Pennsylvania collections as well as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America registers.

How do I find great grandparents records?

How to Find Out Who Your Great-Grandparents Were

  1. First, make a list of your parents’ and grandparents’ names (including maiden names), their birthdates and birthplaces, and where and when they got married. …
  2. Starting a Findmypast family tree is the best way to continue your family history journey.

How do I trace my ancestors before 1800?

Quote from video: With this pre 1800. Research in England. The first one is location location location. Become very familiar with the area where your ancestors lived.

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