Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Hessen, Standesbücher

Record Description

This collection will include records of civil registration of births, marriages, and death for Hesse, Germany from 1851-1899. Birth records are available for 1851-1899, marriages only for 1849-1928, and deaths for 1851-1978. Not all localities are complete, however, records will continue to be added to this collection over time. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current coverage. Original records are located in the Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg and in the Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Frankfurt. The records are in German.

Record Content

These records may contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Birth dates
  • Marriage dates
  • Death dates
  • Ages
  • Places of birth, death, or residence

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the 'Bestand Nummer' category
⇒ Select the 'Standesamt' category
⇒ Select the 'Ereignistyp' category
⇒ Select the 'Signatur. Quellengattung und Jahren' category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind: There may be more than one person in the records with the same name. You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box: Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration 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 for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811-1978.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Staatsarchiv Marburg Hessen.