How do I find death records in Germany?
Records of birth, marriage and death are generally kept at the German vital records office (Standesamt) where the event occurred. Most cities have websites at www. (nameofcity).de where you can find the contact information for the appropriate Standesamt and request a copy of your birth or marriage certificate.
How do I find German records?
Places to Find German Genealogy Records and Databases Online
- Do a “place search” in the FamilySearch Catalog for the village or place you’re looking for. Select a topic (church records for example) for that place. …
- FamilySearch also has some genealogy databases for individual German states and cities.
How do I find a relative in Germany?
In the case of a person who was recently registered in Germany, you can inquire to the local registration office (“Einwohnermeldeamt”) at their last known town of residence.
How do I find out a date of death?
There are several good free options for locating this information, including searching for an obituary, looking for probate records and using the Social Security Death Index. The one that’s right for you depends upon how much information you have about the person and how long ago he died.
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.
Where can I find German ancestry records?
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.
Is there a German ancestry site?
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.
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.