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<br>Welcome to the Hannover page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Hannover page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Category:Help help page] to learn more about using the site. The Hannover Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Feedback feedback] are essential!
  
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=== Getting Started with Hannover Research  ===
  
Welcome to the Hannover page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Hannover page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Category:Help help page] to learn more about using the site. The Hannover Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Feedback feedback] are essential!
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The spiritual/secular authorities in the Kingdom of Hanover (1814-1860)<br>The authorities (Obrigkeiten) were persons or institutions of worldly or ecclesiastical nature who were installed to exercise power in factual and legal ways over the population in the Kingdom of Hanover. The populace owed obedience to the hierarchy.<br>The religious rulers were the Catholic bishops and abbots and the Evangelical superintendants. The local priest was the man in charge within his parish boundaries. The worldly leaders were the king and the landowners.<br>Following are the names of various administrations in the Kingdom of Hanover:<br>Worldly administrations were:
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<br>Amt<br>Amtsvogtei<br>Bergamt<br>Berggericht<br>Burgvogtei<br>Commissariat<br>Gericht<br>Gohgericht<br>Gräfengericht<br>Magistrat<br>Patrimonialgericht<br>Standesherrliches Amt<br>Strukturgericht<br>Vogteigericht
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Ecclesiastical administrations were<br>Klosteramt<br>Kirchenspielgericht<br>Stiftsamt
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The Kingdom of Hanover was divided into Landdrosteibezirke (largest district) to which belonged Fürstenthümer (principalities) and/or Grafschaften (earldoms) amd Herzogthümer (duchies). <br>Thus the Kingdom of Hanover was administered<br>1. Landdrosteibezirk Aurich<br>Fürstentum Ostfriesland with Harlingerland<br>12 Ämter, 5 magistrates and 3 Patromonialgerichte
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*C. Grafschaft Diepholz<br>2 Ämter
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*A. Fürstenthum Hildesheim<br>10 Ämter, 5 magistrates, 8 Patrimonialgerichte
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*B. Fürstenthum Göttingen<br>11 Ämter, 4 Klosterämter, 6 magistrates, 11 Patrimonialgerichte
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*C. Fürstenthum Grubenhagen<br>8 Ämter, 2 magistrates
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*D. Graftschaft Hohnstein<br>2 royal Ämter, 1 Amt belonging to the earldom Stolberg, 2 Patrimonialgerichte
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*4. Landdrosteibezirk Lüneburg<br>26 Ämter, 10 Amtsvogteien, 8 magistrates, 20 Patrimonialgerichte
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*A. Fürstenthum Osnabrück<br>7 Ämter, 4 magistrates
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*B. Niedergrafschaft Lingen<br>2. Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht
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*C. Herzogthum Arenberg-Meppen<br>1 Amt, 4 Standesherrliche Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht
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*D. Grafschaft Bentheim<br>1 Commissariat, 2 Standesherrliche Ämter
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*6. Landdrosteibezirk Stade
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*A. Herzogthum Bremen<br>14 Ämter, 6 Gerichte, 2 magistrates, 1 Gemeinheitsgericht, 21 Patrimonialgerichte
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*C. Land Hadeln<br>1 magistrate, 12 Kirchspielgerichte, 2 Patrimonialgerichte
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*2 royal courts, 1 Amt, 1 Bergamt, 8 magistrates
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*Here is a [http://forum.ahnenforschung.net/showthread.php?t=15544 thread] listing village genealogies, emigration references, memorial books etc.
 
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Daverden is a town between Bremen and Verden/Aller in the province of Hannover situated on the rivers Aller and Weser.
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Daverden is a town between Bremen and Verden/Aller in the province of Hannover situated on the rivers Aller and Weser.  
  
It was mentioned for the first time in a document dating back to&nbsp;1258 A.D. [[Daverden, Niedersachsen (formerly in Hannover)|Learn more about genealogical research in Daverden.]]
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It was mentioned for the first time in a document dating back to&nbsp;1258 A.D. [[Daverden, Niedersachsen (formerly in Hannover)|Learn more about genealogical research in Daverden.]]  
  
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Welcome to the Hannover page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Hannover page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Hannover Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

Getting Started with Hannover Research

Jurisdictions

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The spiritual/secular authorities in the Kingdom of Hanover (1814-1860)
The authorities (Obrigkeiten) were persons or institutions of worldly or ecclesiastical nature who were installed to exercise power in factual and legal ways over the population in the Kingdom of Hanover. The populace owed obedience to the hierarchy.
The religious rulers were the Catholic bishops and abbots and the Evangelical superintendants. The local priest was the man in charge within his parish boundaries. The worldly leaders were the king and the landowners.
Following are the names of various administrations in the Kingdom of Hanover:
Worldly administrations were:


Amt
Amtsvogtei
Bergamt
Berggericht
Burgvogtei
Commissariat
Gericht
Gohgericht
Gräfengericht
Magistrat
Patrimonialgericht
Standesherrliches Amt
Strukturgericht
Vogteigericht

Ecclesiastical administrations were
Klosteramt
Kirchenspielgericht
Stiftsamt

The Kingdom of Hanover was divided into Landdrosteibezirke (largest district) to which belonged Fürstenthümer (principalities) and/or Grafschaften (earldoms) amd Herzogthümer (duchies).
Thus the Kingdom of Hanover was administered
1. Landdrosteibezirk Aurich
Fürstentum Ostfriesland with Harlingerland
12 Ämter, 5 magistrates and 3 Patromonialgerichte

2. Landrosteibezirk Hannover

  • A. Fürstenthum Calenberg

       16 Ämter, 5 Klosterämter, 9 magistrates, 14

       Patrimonialgerichte

B. Grafschaft Hoya
12 Ämter, 3 magistrates

  • C. Grafschaft Diepholz
    2 Ämter
  • 3. Landdrosteibezirk Hildesheim
  • A. Fürstenthum Hildesheim
    10 Ämter, 5 magistrates, 8 Patrimonialgerichte
  • B. Fürstenthum Göttingen
    11 Ämter, 4 Klosterämter, 6 magistrates, 11 Patrimonialgerichte
  • C. Fürstenthum Grubenhagen
    8 Ämter, 2 magistrates
  • D. Graftschaft Hohnstein
    2 royal Ämter, 1 Amt belonging to the earldom Stolberg, 2 Patrimonialgerichte
  • 4. Landdrosteibezirk Lüneburg
    26 Ämter, 10 Amtsvogteien, 8 magistrates, 20 Patrimonialgerichte
  • 5. Landdrosteibezirk Osnabrück
  • A. Fürstenthum Osnabrück
    7 Ämter, 4 magistrates
  • B. Niedergrafschaft Lingen
    2. Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht
  • C. Herzogthum Arenberg-Meppen
    1 Amt, 4 Standesherrliche Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht
  • D. Grafschaft Bentheim
    1 Commissariat, 2 Standesherrliche Ämter
  • E. Herrlichkeit Lage see
  • 6. Landdrosteibezirk Stade
  • A. Herzogthum Bremen
    14 Ämter, 6 Gerichte, 2 magistrates, 1 Gemeinheitsgericht, 21 Patrimonialgerichte
  • B. Herzogthum Verden
    2 Amter, 1 royal court, 1 magistrate
  • C. Land Hadeln
    1 magistrate, 12 Kirchspielgerichte, 2 Patrimonialgerichte
  • 7. Berghauptmannschaft Clausthal
  • 2 royal courts, 1 Amt, 1 Bergamt, 8 magistrates

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Daverden is a town between Bremen and Verden/Aller in the province of Hannover situated on the rivers Aller and Weser.

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