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Research in Evangelical church records
The Evangelical church in Oldenburg consists of 11 Kirchenkreise (church districts). Until recently there were 14. The former church districts of Branke, Elsfleth, Ganderkesee and Wildeshausen have been incorporated into now 11 church districts as listed below:
The church districts are subdivided into 123 parishes.
Here is a map (click on Kirchspielkarte) showing the administrative and ecclesiastical divisions of Oldenburg from the year 1814.
Evangelical church records for Oldenburg that cannot be retrieved through FamilySearch, can be traced with the help of this website which will give many suggestions of how to go about further research. There are also records in the State Archive of Oldenburg. Google AIDAonline, choose Staatsarchiv Oldenburg, Akten Kirchen und Schulen, Evangelische Landeskirche Oldenburg, number Dep.60MF. The records cover the time frame 1558-1966.
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