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| FS_URL_05 = [[Germany Church Records]]                       
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Germany Genealogy]]                       
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.hot-map.com/deutschlandkarte Interactive German Map]       
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.germanroots.com Online German Genealogy Records &amp; Databases]     
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Address books: Search]   
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| RW_URL_04 = [https://landesarchiv.hessen.de// Hessisches Landesarchiv]   
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/germany/he.htm Hessen Genealogy]     
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| RW_URL_06 = [http://www.genealoger.com/german/ger_2_hessen__hesse..htm German Genealogy: Hessen]   
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| Current_LOC = Hesse-Nassau is located in Germany.     
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| custodian =  [https://landesarchiv.hessen.de/%C3%BCber-uns/landesarchiv/hessisches-staatsarchiv-marburg Hessisches Staatsarchiv, Marburg]       
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== What is in this Collection? ==                       
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This is a collection of images of civil vital records and church books from the years 1701 to 1875 preserved in, and filmed at the Marburg State Archive. They pertain to places that were incorporated into the historical German state of Hessen-Nassau. Today, Hessen-Nassau is located primarily in Hessen with portions annexed to Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia. Most of these records were handwritten in narrative style, others in tables. Some of the later ones were written into forms. The text of the records is in Gothic German. For help reading these records, see the following wiki articles: 
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*[[German Word List]] 
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*[[German Language and Languages]] 
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*[[Germany Handwriting]] 
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*[[Germany Resources]] 
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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The bulk of church records for this region are held elsewhere. The Evangelische Kirchenarchiv Kurhessen und Waldeck / the Lutheran Church Archives for Kurhessen and Waldeck at Kassel includes 1,819 church books of vital records for church units in Hessen (Kurhessen, Hessen Kassel, Hessen Darmstadt, Hessen Nassau, &amp; Waldeck) reaching into the 1500s. The Diocesan Archive (Diozäsanarchiv) in Fulda holds many Catholic church records, and there are other archives as well.  
  
Deutschland, Hessen Civil Anmeldung und Kirche Bücher (FamilySearch Historische Aufzeichnungen)  
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A large portion of the registers in this collection constitute two groups, each from a narrow time period.  The first group is universal civil vital records from the 4th quarter of 1874 and the year 1875. (Hessen-Nassau was part of Prussia, which introduced universal civil registration on October 1, 1874. The rest of Germany initiated such record-keeping on January 1, 1876.) The 1874-75 registers for 120 localities in Hessen-Nassau, including the cities of Hanau, Marburg, Fulda and Rotenburg/Fulda, are represented here.The second large group of records was created in 1808-1813, when the northern portion of what later became Hessen-Nassau was part of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Westphalia. Over 300 localities are represented in this group.
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The records in this group are civil records, but most of them were kept by local clergy who had been appointed as registrars. Most of them are separated by religion, i.e., there are separate books for Lutherans and Jews, and occasionally for members of Reformed or Catholic parishes. The records may be found under any of the following descriptions: Amtsgericht, Bürgermeisterei, Gerichtsamt, Justizamt, Standesamt, Evangelisch, Katholisch, Französisch-Reformiert, Jüdische Gemeinde. 
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Jewish records for Abterode, Bischhausen, Gensungen, Grebenstein, Gudensberg, Herleshausen, Netra, Schmalkalden, Spangenberg, Wichmannshausen and Wolfhagen are included under „Evangelisch.“ Those for Bettenhausen and Niederklein are found under „Bürgermeisterei“. Jewish records for Iba are under both „Standesamt“ and „Evangelisch“; the records from there seem to have been filmed twice. 
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Separate Jewish records from 88 communities, primarily from 1825-1874, are present as well. Some of these are not designated as such, appearing instead under “Bürgermeisterei,” “Standesamt” or “Polizeiamt.” 
  
== Image Visibility  ==
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. German Data Privacy rules prohibit viewing the following records: All birth images must be 110 years or older; all marriage images must be 75 years or older, and all death images must be 30 years or older.<br><br>If any record on a digital folder contains birth records from the last 110 years, for example, the entire digital folder is restricted.<br><br>The Historical Records collections will be updated each year to show new unrestricted records. FamilySearch respects and strives to adhere to all privacy laws respective to preserving and providing access to genealogical records in its collection.<br>
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=== Sample Images  ===               
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Click on images for a larger view.               
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Image:Germany, Hessen, Marburg State Archive Civil Registers and Church Books Birth (09-0085) DGS 4554503 324.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Germany, Hessen, Marburg State Archive Civil Registers and Church Books Death (09-0085) DGS 4554506 188.jpg|Death Record
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'''Birth records''' may contain the following information:   
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*Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents 
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*Date and place of birth and baptism 
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*Residence and religion of the parents 
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*Occupation of the father 
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*Legitimacy
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following information: 
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*Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers), and witnesses 
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*Date and place of marriage and marriage proclamations or banns 
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*Ages of the bride and groom 
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*Sometimes the dates and places of birth 
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*Residences of the bride, groom, and their parents 
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*Religion of the bride and groom 
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*Occupations of the groom and the fathers
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'''Death records''' may contain the following information: 
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*Names of the deceased, the spouse, and the parents 
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*Date and place of death and burial 
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*Age and residence of deceased 
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*Sometimes the date and place of birth 
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*Cause of death
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== Image Visibility  ==
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. German Data Privacy rules prohibit viewing the following records: All birth images must be 110 years or older; all marriage images must be 75 years or older, and all death images must be 30 years or older.If any record on a digital folder contains birth records from the last 110 years, for example, the entire digital folder is restricted.
  
== Record Description ==
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The Historical Records collections will be updated each year to show new unrestricted records. FamilySearch respects and strives to adhere to all privacy laws respective to preserving and providing access to genealogical records in its collection.  
  
This is a collection of images of civil vital records and church books filmed at the Marburg State Archive that pertain to the historical German state of Hessen-Nassau. Today, Hessen-Nassau is located primarily in Hessen with portions annexed to Rhineland-Pfalz and Thü'Images of civil vital records, church books, and Jewish vial records filmed at the Marburg State Archive that pertain to the historical German state of Hessen-Nassau, today located primarily in Hesse with portions annexed to Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia. The records were handwritten in narrative style and were later written into forms. The text of the records is in German.
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== How Do I Search the Collection? == 
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When searching, it is helpful to know: 
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*Your ancestor's name 
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*Age and or residence 
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*An estimated event year 
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*A relative’s name 
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'''To browse by image:'''
  
These records are only those in the Marburg State Archives. There are other archives and holding in the state of Hessen. The Evangelische Kirchenarchiv Kurhessen und Waldeck / the Lutheran Church Archives for Kurhessen and Waldeck at Kassel includes 1,819 church books of vital records for church units in Hessen (Kurhessen, Hessen Kassel, Hessen Darmstadt, Hessen Nassau, &amp; Waldeck) reaching into the 1500s. Other sources exist as well.<br>  
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⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> 
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⇒Select "Place" category <br> 
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⇒Select "Religion or Civil Registration Office" category <br>
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⇒Select "Event Type" category which takes you to the images 
  
The clergy were required to record the vital events (births, marriages and deaths) of people living within their jurisdiction regardless of that person’s religion. This meant that events would be recorded even if the person did not have a local religious congregation.  
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Look at each image or record comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. == What Do I Do Next? == 
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records. 
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*Use the information in each record to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family. 
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that their may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
  
The records of this collection were previously microfilmed at the Marburg State Archive, which holds civil registration records, church books, Jewish vital records, and other records intermixed. However, only the civil registration and church books records are included in this digital collection.  
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1768560  Germany, Hesse-Nassau, civil registers and church books, 1701-1875]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
Civil and church records were created to record important events in the lives of the people of the land. This recording of data also helped provide citizenship benefits and statistics for civil authorities.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==   
 
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{{Contributor invite}}
Church and civil records are the most reliable and accurate family history sources. But it wasn’t until the year 1876 that the civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in all of Germany.
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For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1768560/waypoints Browse].
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==  
 
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Hesse, Civil Registers and Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.   
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Citations for This Collection ==  
 
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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'''Collection Citation''':  
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->“Germany, Hessen Civil Registers and Church Books, 1701-1935”, database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/recordsearch), 2010; from Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg, Germany. “Germany, Hessen-Nassau civil registers and church books”. Marburg State Archive, Germany. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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{{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Hesse-Nassau, Civil Registers and Church Books, 1701-1875." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Hessisches Staatsarchiv, Marburg (Hessen State Archives, Marburg).}} 
 
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'''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
[[Germany, Hessen, Marburg Civil Registration and Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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{{Incomplete Image Translations}}
 
 
 
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Image:Germany, Hessen, Marburg State Archive Civil Registers and Church Books Birth (09-0085) DGS 4554503 324.jpg
 
Image:Germany, Hessen, Marburg State Archive Civil Registers and Church Books Death (09-0085) DGS 4554506 188.jpg
 
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'''These birth or baptismal records generally contain the following information:'''
 
 
 
*Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents
 
*Date and place of birth and baptism
 
*Residence and religion of the parents
 
*Occupation of the father
 
*Legitimacy
 
 
 
'''These marriage records generally contain the following information:'''
 
 
 
*Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers), and witnesses
 
*Date and place of marriage and marriage proclamations or banns
 
*Ages of the bride and groom
 
*Sometimes the dates and places of birth
 
*Residences of the bride, groom, and their parents
 
*Religion of the bride and groom
 
*Occupations of the groom and the fathers
 
 
 
'''These death records generally contain the following information:'''
 
 
 
*Names of the deceased, the spouse, and the parents
 
*Date and place of death and burial
 
*Age and residence of deceased
 
*Sometimes the date and place of birth
 
*Cause of death
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
In order to find data in this collection, it is necessary to know the name of the ancestor, the religion, town of the event, and approximate date of the event.
 
 
 
Search the Collection<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type" category<br>⇒ Select the "Religion or Civil Registration" category<br>⇒ Select the "Ort" category<br>⇒ Select the "Event Type" category which takes you to the images<br>
 
 
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collecton ==
 
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Hesse, Civil Registers and Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
 
 
== Related Websites ==
 
 
 
{{Incomplete Section}}
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Germany Civil Registration|Germany Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Germany Church Records|Germany Church Records]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}&nbsp;
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
 
 
 
{{Incomplete Citations}}
 
 
 
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
 

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Hesse-Nassau,  Germany
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Current Location
Hesse-Nassau is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Civil Registers and Church Books
Collection years: 1701-1875
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Hessen-Nassau, Personenstandsregister und Kirchenbücher 1701-1875
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Hessisches Staatsarchiv, Marburg


What is in this Collection?

This is a collection of images of civil vital records and church books from the years 1701 to 1875 preserved in, and filmed at the Marburg State Archive. They pertain to places that were incorporated into the historical German state of Hessen-Nassau. Today, Hessen-Nassau is located primarily in Hessen with portions annexed to Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia. Most of these records were handwritten in narrative style, others in tables. Some of the later ones were written into forms. The text of the records is in Gothic German. For help reading these records, see the following wiki articles:


The bulk of church records for this region are held elsewhere. The Evangelische Kirchenarchiv Kurhessen und Waldeck / the Lutheran Church Archives for Kurhessen and Waldeck at Kassel includes 1,819 church books of vital records for church units in Hessen (Kurhessen, Hessen Kassel, Hessen Darmstadt, Hessen Nassau, & Waldeck) reaching into the 1500s. The Diocesan Archive (Diozäsanarchiv) in Fulda holds many Catholic church records, and there are other archives as well.

A large portion of the registers in this collection constitute two groups, each from a narrow time period. The first group is universal civil vital records from the 4th quarter of 1874 and the year 1875. (Hessen-Nassau was part of Prussia, which introduced universal civil registration on October 1, 1874. The rest of Germany initiated such record-keeping on January 1, 1876.) The 1874-75 registers for 120 localities in Hessen-Nassau, including the cities of Hanau, Marburg, Fulda and Rotenburg/Fulda, are represented here.The second large group of records was created in 1808-1813, when the northern portion of what later became Hessen-Nassau was part of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Westphalia. Over 300 localities are represented in this group.

The records in this group are civil records, but most of them were kept by local clergy who had been appointed as registrars. Most of them are separated by religion, i.e., there are separate books for Lutherans and Jews, and occasionally for members of Reformed or Catholic parishes. The records may be found under any of the following descriptions: Amtsgericht, Bürgermeisterei, Gerichtsamt, Justizamt, Standesamt, Evangelisch, Katholisch, Französisch-Reformiert, Jüdische Gemeinde. Jewish records for Abterode, Bischhausen, Gensungen, Grebenstein, Gudensberg, Herleshausen, Netra, Schmalkalden, Spangenberg, Wichmannshausen and Wolfhagen are included under „Evangelisch.“ Those for Bettenhausen and Niederklein are found under „Bürgermeisterei“. Jewish records for Iba are under both „Standesamt“ and „Evangelisch“; the records from there seem to have been filmed twice. Separate Jewish records from 88 communities, primarily from 1825-1874, are present as well. Some of these are not designated as such, appearing instead under “Bürgermeisterei,” “Standesamt” or “Polizeiamt.”

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Hesse-Nassau, Civil Registers and Church Books, 1701-1875.

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents
  • Date and place of birth and baptism
  • Residence and religion of the parents
  • Occupation of the father
  • Legitimacy

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers), and witnesses
  • Date and place of marriage and marriage proclamations or banns
  • Ages of the bride and groom
  • Sometimes the dates and places of birth
  • Residences of the bride, groom, and their parents
  • Religion of the bride and groom
  • Occupations of the groom and the fathers

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Names of the deceased, the spouse, and the parents
  • Date and place of death and burial
  • Age and residence of deceased
  • Sometimes the date and place of birth
  • Cause of death

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. German Data Privacy rules prohibit viewing the following records: All birth images must be 110 years or older; all marriage images must be 75 years or older, and all death images must be 30 years or older.If any record on a digital folder contains birth records from the last 110 years, for example, the entire digital folder is restricted.

The Historical Records collections will be updated each year to show new unrestricted records. FamilySearch respects and strives to adhere to all privacy laws respective to preserving and providing access to genealogical records in its collection.

How Do I Search the Collection?

When searching, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Age and or residence
  • An estimated event year
  • A relative’s name
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Hesse-Nassau, Civil Registers and Church Books, 1701-1875.

To browse by image:

⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "Place" category
⇒Select "Religion or Civil Registration Office" category
⇒Select "Event Type" category which takes you to the images

Look at each image or record comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. == What Do I Do Next? == Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.


I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records.
  • Use the information in each record to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that their may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citations for This Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Germany, Hesse-Nassau, Civil Registers and Church Books, 1701-1875." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Hessisches Staatsarchiv, Marburg (Hessen State Archives, Marburg).

Image Citation

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