Oldenburg - Herzogtum (duchy)SlaveryEdit This Page
From FamilySearch Wiki
Serfdom was widely spread in Germany from medieval times into the 19th century. The Duchies Oldenburg and Delmenhorst discontinued serfdom during their Danish administration around the 1700s. There exist records about manumissions (release from serfdom) and "Sterbefalls-Gelder" (fee to pay at a death). Such records reveal a wealth of information about family connections and their circumstances which would be of great importance to the family historian because this information supplements church records.
Source: Wolfgang Martens at www.familienkunde-oldenburg.de
- This page was last modified on 31 March 2011, at 17:07.
- This page has been accessed 192 times.
Share Your Opinion!
Give feedback on our new look! Tell us what you like, and what you would do differently.Give Feedback