Hamburg Civil Registration- Vital Records

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Hamburg was occupied by France and from 1811-1815 civil registration was mandatory. This procedure was not followed from 1815-1866. From 1866 on vital records were established in Hamburg.

Vital records will be issued by the Standesamt (civil registration office) if a lawful or justified reason is at hand, such as family history. Here is a link explaining how to obtain in general a civil registration record from Germany:

Note: The above website is in German. You may want to consider using Google language tools for a rough translation. Hilite the above URL, then go to Google, click on translation tools, choose "translate a website", paste in the URL, choose your languages (German to English).

There exists a general register for civil registration records from Hamburg. It will cost a fee to search for such a record.

Here is the link: