Berlin, Germany Genealogy

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Berlin, the capital of Germany, is also Germany's largest city.  Because of its size, research can be very difficult.  In Meyer's Orts und Verkehrs Lexicon published in 1912 we find that at this time there were 70 Evangelical chapels, 15 Catholic chapels, 15 synagogues, 3 Reformed churches and 2 Baptist churches. 

Church Records

To help locate Lutheran Parishes in Berlin please go to this link Berlin Evangelical Parish Jurisdictions

For a list of addresses of churches in Berlin this is a helpful site.

For good general information regarding Berlin, please click here

Many parishes in Berlin have been indexed and names appears in the International Genealogical Index.  Click Batch number indexes for Berlin to see a list of parishes that have been indexed.  This listing may not be complete.  Click on the appropriate link in the last column to see the alphabetical list of christenings or marriages.  Click on "Nächste Seite" for additional parishes. 


Images of Berlin city directories can found at this link.  To proceed directly to the lists by year follow this link


To search for Berlin in the Rootsweb archive click here.


An excellent 1908 map of Berlin (1:20,000) with a street index is available by following this link.


Link to digitized issues of Mitteilungen des Vereins für die Geschichte Berlins are available for the years 1884-1943.  An index to articles is included. 


An inventory of Berlin Stadtbücher can be found here.

Link to Standesamt Mitte. To order Civil Registration certificates online click on "Online-anfordern".