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Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Preußen, Pommern, Kirchenbuchkartei von Stralsund

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Record Description

This collection includes records of alphabetically arranged cards from 1600 to 1900. Card indexes may be handwritten or type written in pre-printed cards. These records are in German. The collection also includes some baptismal, marriage, and death records from the Evangelical and Catholic churches, as well as church book duplicates.

This collection indexes over 95% of the christenings, marriages, and burials that took place in Stralsund between 1619 and 1900.

This card file, created by the Stadtarchiv Stralsund, was initiated in the 1930s and completed about 1980.

There are several sets of card files as follows:

  • Stralsund Births
  • Stralsund Marriages
  • Stralsund Deaths
  • Burials for the St. Johannis church
  • Voigdehagen Births
  • Voigdehagen Marriages
  • Voigdehagen Deaths

These indexes were created from the church books of the various parishes in Stralsburg and Voigdehagen:

  • St. Jakobi
  • St. Marien
  • St. Nikolai
  • Heilige Dreifaltigkeit (Roman Catholic)
  • Heilgeist (Hospital church)
  • St. Jürgen (Hospital church)

Beginning in 1875, civil registration books were also indexed and include records for a small amount of Jews residing in the area. The original books indexed by the card file are located in the Stadtarchiv Stralsund in Germany.

In 1616, a resolution required all parish clergy to keep a separate book to record names and events which took place in their parish district.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Birth/baptism card indexes generally contain the following information:
  • Full name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Christening date and name of parish
  • Legitimacy
  • Number of child (in birth order)
  • Father’s full name, residence and occupation
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Names of witnesses or godparents
  • Date of death (bonus information)
  • Year of the register in which event was recorded
  • Page of the register in which event was recorded

Marriage card indexes generally contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's full name
  • Groom’s age with date and place of birth
  • Groom’s place of residence
  • Groom’s occupation
  • Bride's full name
  • Bride’s age with date and place of birth
  • Bride’s place of residence
  • Bride’s marital status
  • Year of the register in which the event was recorded
  • Page of the register in which the event was recorded
Death card indexes generally contain the following information:
  • Full name of deceased; if female, maiden name is given
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Age of deceased in years, months and days
  • Religion, residence and occupation of deceased
  • Year of the register in which the event was recorded
  • Page of the register in which the event was recorded

How to Use the Records

This collection of index cards is of great use in genealogical research; it can be searched by surname and includes valuable genealogical data on many of the individuals included. This collection of card indexes can be searched by surname.

Search the Collection
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "Parish" category
⇒Select "Event type" category
⇒Select "First name in the sequence" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Preußen, Pommern items or FHL Keyword Germany, Preußen, Pommern items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Germany Archives and Libraries.

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German Genealogy: Pommern/Pomerania

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Stralsund, Church Book Indexes, 1600-1900." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Stadtarchiv Stralsund.


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