Brandenburg Church Records

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Swiss immigrants in the reformed parish of Prenzlau      At the end of the 17th century fifteen families of non-French origins assembled in Prenzlau and asked permission to form a new congregation which was granted.

     The author Carl Nagel was mainly interested in Swiss immigrants of said congregation. He has combed through parish books, censuses and sacrament lists to establish his list of Swiss residents. Mr.Nagel provided the place of origin, profession and movement of the persons in question. The lists were published in Archiv für Sippenforschung, Jahrgang 18, Heft 8 (1941) and is available through FamilySearch, Family History Library, call number 943 B2as.

Non residents in the marriage records of Beetz/Osthavelland 1577-1736

     In the marriage records of Beetz are names of couples who did not originate from Beetz. The author Herbert Schleicher listed and published them in Archiv für Sippenforschung, Jahrgang 42, Heft 61 (1976). The author uses some common abbreviations, such as S for son, T for daughter, Wwe for widow and also Som for Sommerfeld and Li for Linde, which are two affiliate villages for Beetz. There is a note that Mr. Schleicher can be contacted if more information is required. (Keep in mind that the article was published 35 years ago).

     The periodical is available at Family Search, Family History Library, call number 943 B2as.

Extractions from the oldest Death records in Beetz 1577-1702

     The author Herbert Schleicher has extracted names of deceased residents of Beetz. He published his list inArchiv für Sippenforschung, year 42, Heft 64 (1976). The periodical is available through FamilySearch.Family History Library, call number 943 B2as.

Online Digitized Records

The churchbooks of the parish of Groeben have been digitized and placed online. These churchbooks cover the years 1578-1769. They can be accessed here