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German Records

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Stephen Report 26 Dec 2012 11:56

Thanks all.

There is a centre about half an hour from me.

Think i may get a list of films together and try and get in.



jax Report 24 Dec 2012 02:07


mgnv Report 24 Dec 2012 00:27

From your URL:
source film number: 949006

A look up in the FS catalog gets:
Zivilstandsregister, 1810-1875
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authors: Düsseldorf (Rheinland). Bürgermeisterei
format: Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
language: German
publication: Salt Lake City, Utah : Gefilmt durch The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973, 1975
physical: 183 Mikrofilmrollen ; 35 mm.
Mikrofilm aufgenommen von Manuskripten im Personenstandsarchiv Brühl.

No circulation to family history centers in Germany. The archive will not make exceptions.

Civil registration of births, marriages, deaths, and indexes for Düsseldorf, Rheinland, Germany.

Germany, Preußen, Rheinland, Düsseldorf - Civil registration
Film Notes
Heiraten 1862 Family History Library INTL Film 949006

About this record
This screen shows the complete catalog entry of the title you selected.

If this title has been microfilmed, see the Film Notes section. It contains a description of the microfilm or microfiche numbers.

Generally, catalog entries are written in the same language as the original record they describe.

You can order microfilms through your nearest family history center. You can also use the microfilms, books, and other items at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

To order a microfilm, you need to know the microfilm number. Again, to obtain the microfilm number, see the Film Notes section. Before ordering microfilms or microfiche, please check the Notes field. Any restrictions on the use of the item will be mentioned there.


So you can rent this film to view at any FS Center outside Germany.

Find an FSC at:

Chat to them by phone - most will print out any image for a fairly nominal fee.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Dec 2012 00:27

Local Civil Registrar's Office:
Most civil birth, marriage and death records in Germany are maintained by the civil registration office (Standesamt) in the local towns. You can usually obtain civil registration records by writing (in German) to the town with the appropriate names and dates, reason for your request, and proof of your relationship to the individual(s). Most cities have websites at www.(nameofcity).de where you can find the contact information for the appropriate Standesamt.

Government Archives:
In some areas of Germany, duplicate civil records of births, marriages and deaths have been sent to the state archives (Staatsarchiv), district archives (Kreisarchive), or other central repository. Many of these records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library or through local Family History Centers.


If you don't speak/write German, use an on-line translator, translating each sentence seperately. Keep it simple.
Send a copy in English at the same time, then if the German version is gobble-de-gook, they've a better chance of working out what you mean.


Stephen Report 24 Dec 2012 00:04

I have reached a dead end with my family tree and am looking for a bit of help.

I was searching marriage records and found something on another site,

this has on it a batch number and source film number, but unfortunately no image and no way of ordering the certificate.

Does anybody know a way of ordering the certificates from Germany.

Thanks in advance to anyone that can help.