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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  ===
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
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The spiritual/secular authorities in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map-DB-Hanover.svg Kingdom of Hanover (1814-1866)]
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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:
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<br>'''Worldly administrations were''':<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><br>'''1. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Aurich Landdrosteibezirk Aurich]'''[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Aurich]
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*&nbsp;&nbsp; Fürstentum Ostfriesland with Harlingerland
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;12 Ämter, 5 magistrates and 3 Patromonialgerichte
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'''2. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Hannover Landrosteibezirk Hannover]'''[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Hannover]
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*A. Fürstenthum Calenberg
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 16 Ämter, 5 Klosterämter, 9 magistrates, 14
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Patrimonialgerichte
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*B. Grafschaft Hoya
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;12 Ämter, 3 magistrates
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*C. Grafschaft Diepholz
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;2 Ämter
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'''3.[http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:LD_Hildesheim.jpg&filetimestamp=20110930104219 Landdrosteibezirk Hildesheim]'''[http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:LD_Hildesheim.jpg&filetimestamp=20110930104219]
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*A. Fürstenthum Hildesheim<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;10 Ämter, 5 magistrates, 8 Patrimonialgerichte
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*B. Fürstenthum Göttingen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;11 Ämter, 4 Klosterämter, 6 magistrates, 11 Patrimonialgerichte
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*C. Fürstenthum Grubenhagen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;8 Ämter, 2 magistrates
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*D. Graftschaft Hohnstein<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;2 royal Ämter, 1 Amt belonging to the earldom Stolberg, 2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Patrimonialgerichte
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*'''4. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_L%C3%BCneburg Landdrosteibezirk Lüneburg]<br>'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 26 Ämter, 10 Amtsvogteien, 8 magistrates, 20 Patrimonialgerichte
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**'''5. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Osnabr%C3%BCck Landdrosteibezirk Osnabrück]'''
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*A. Fürstenthum Osnabrück<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7 Ämter, 4 magistrates
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*B. Niedergrafschaft Lingen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2. Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht
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*C. Herzogthum Arenberg-Meppen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 1 Amt, 4 Standesherrliche Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht
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*D. Grafschaft Bentheim<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 1 Commissariat, 2 Standesherrliche Ämter
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*E. Herrlichkeit Lage see Amt Lingen
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**'''6. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Stade Landdrosteibezirk Stade]'''
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*A. Herzogthum Bremen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14 Ämter, 6 Gerichte, 2 magistrates, 1 Gemeinheitsgericht, 21&nbsp;&nbsp; Patrimonialgerichte
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*B. Herzogthum Verden<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2 Amter, 1 royal court, 1 magistrate
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*C. Land Hadeln<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1 magistrate, 12 Kirchspielgerichte, 2 Patrimonialgerichte
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**'''7. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berghauptmannschaft_Clausthal Berghauptmannschaft Clausthal]'''
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*&nbsp;&nbsp; 2 royal courts, 1 Amt, 1 Bergamt, 8 magistrates<br>
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=== Research Tools  ===
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*[[Research Strategies for Hannover|Research Strategies for Hannover]]
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*Looking for ancestors in Niedersachsen, check out [http://www.gwlb.de/nis/niedersaechsische_bibliographie/ Niedersächsische Bibliographie]
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*The [http://opac.tib.uni-hannover.de/DB=3/LNG=DU/ catalog] of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek Niedersächsische Landesbibliothek*
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*Search the online-archival registers of the [http://aidaonline.niedersachsen.de/ State Archive "Niedersächsisches Landesarchivs"]
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*This site is very good as you can down load the exact location that your ancestors once or still live:&nbsp; [http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/ravenstein/ http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/ravenstein/]
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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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=== Featured Content  ===
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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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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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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: right"><center>''[[Germany|<font color="#0066cc">Germany</font>]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Prussia_-_Hannover|<font color="#0066cc">Prussia - Hannover</font>]]''</center>
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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 <font color="#0066cc">help page</font>] 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 <font color="#0066cc">feedback</font>] are essential!
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=== Getting Started with Hannover Research  ===
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
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=== The spiritual/secular authorities in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map-DB-Hanover.svg <font color="#800080">Kingdom of Hanover (1814-1866)</font>]  ===
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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:
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<br>'''Worldly administrations were''':<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><br>'''&nbsp;&nbsp;1. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Aurich <font color="#800080">Landdrosteibezirk Aurich</font>]'''[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Aurich <font color="#800080">[n]</font>]
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&nbsp;'''2. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Hannover <font color="#800080">Landrosteibezirk Hannover</font>]'''[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Hannover <font color="#800080">[n]</font>]
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&nbsp;&nbsp;'''3. [http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:LD_Hildesheim.jpg&filetimestamp=20110930104219 <font color="#800080">Landdrosteibezirk Hildesheim</font>]'''[http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:LD_Hildesheim.jpg&filetimestamp=20110930104219 <font color="#800080">[n]</font>]
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&nbsp; '''4. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_L%C3%BCneburg <font color="#800080">Landdrosteibezirk Lüneburg</font>]<br>'''&nbsp;'''5. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Osnabr%C3%BCck <font color="#800080">Landdrosteibezirk Osnabrück</font>]'''
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&nbsp; '''6. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Stade <font color="#800080">Landdrosteibezirk Stade</font>]'''
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'''&nbsp; 7. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berghauptmannschaft_Clausthal <font color="#800080">Berghauptmannschaft Clausthal</font>]'''
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=== Research Tools  ===
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*[[Research Strategies for Hannover|<font color="#0066cc">Research Strategies for Hannover</font>]]
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*Looking for ancestors in Niedersachsen, check out [http://www.gwlb.de/nis/niedersaechsische_bibliographie/ <font color="#0066cc">Niedersächsische Bibliographie</font>]
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*The [http://opac.tib.uni-hannover.de/DB=3/LNG=DU/ <font color="#0066cc">catalog</font>] of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek Niedersächsische Landesbibliothek*
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*Search the online-archival registers of the [http://aidaonline.niedersachsen.de/ <font color="#0066cc">State Archive "Niedersächsisches Landesarchivs"</font>]
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*This site is very good as you can down load the exact location that your ancestors once or still live:&nbsp; [http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/ravenstein/ <font color="#0066cc">http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/ravenstein/</font>]
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*Here is a [http://forum.ahnenforschung.net/showthread.php?t=15544 <font color="#800080">thread</font>] listing village genealogies, emigration references, memorial books etc.
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=== Featured Content  ===
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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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It was mentioned for the first time in a document dating back to&nbsp;1258 A.D. [[Daverden, Niedersachsen (formerly in Hannover)|<font color="#0066cc">Learn more about genealogical research in Daverden.</font>]]
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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

The spiritual/secular authorities in the Kingdom of Hanover (1814-1866)

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[n]

 2. Landrosteibezirk Hannover[n]

  3. Landdrosteibezirk Hildesheim[n]

  4. Landdrosteibezirk Lüneburg
 5. Landdrosteibezirk Osnabrück

  6. Landdrosteibezirk Stade

  7. Berghauptmannschaft Clausthal

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Featured Content

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 1258 A.D. Learn more about genealogical research in Daverden.

Things You Can Do

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