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Some useful gazetteers for Hannover are:
Uetrecht, E., Meyers Orts und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs (Meyer’s gazetteer and directory of the German Empire). Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut, 1912–. (FHL book 943.E5mo; film 496640–41; fiche 6000001– 29.) This gazetteer lists places alphabetically, gives their former German province, and states whether a place has its own parish or synagogue. It also indicates the location of the vital records office.
Gemeindelexikon für das Königreich Preussen (Gazetteer for the Kingdom of Prussia). 13 vols. Berlin: Verlag des Königlichen Statistischen Landesamts, 1907–09. (FHL book 943.E5kp; film 1186701, 0806633–35.) [This gazetteer is also available online at the Family History Library on the Ancestry.com subscription website]. Volumes for each Prussian province are arranged by district with an index at the end. The gazetteer is in German Gothic print. Information is given in columns and includes population figures as well as civil and ecclesiastical jurisdictions.
To use the Gemeindelexikon für das Königreich Preussen which is now also available online at Ancestry.com, you can find it by clicking on the Search Tab and choosing the Card Catalog option. Type in the title/or part of the title, and it will appear on the right sidebar. Choose the volume for the area of interest.
Here is a diagram showing the column headings in German and their English translations:
To help you located parishes, both Lutheran and Catholic as well as civil registration offices for Hannover, please use the Gemeindelexikon Hannover, FHL number 943 E5kp v. 9. It is also on film 806634 Item 2.
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