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Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Hessen, Standesbücher

Record Description

This collection will include records of civil registration of births, marriages, and death for Hesse, Germany from 1851-1899. Birth records are available for 1851-1899, marriages only for 1849-1928, and deaths for 1851-1978. Not all localities are complete, however, records will continue to be added to this collection over time. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current coverage. Original records are located in the Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg and in the Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Frankfurt. The records are in German.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811-1978.

Record Content

These records may contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Birth dates
  • Marriage dates
  • Death dates
  • Ages
  • Places of birth, death, or residence

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Civil Registration Office" category
⇒ Select the "Event Type" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Year Range" 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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind: There may be more than one person in the records with the same name. You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811-1978.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Staatsarchiv Marburg Hessen.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811-1978.


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