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[[Image:Kuhhaus.jpg|thumb|left]]Welcome to the Schleswig - Holstein (Sleswick-Holsatia) page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Schleswig-Holstein (Sleswick-Holsatia) page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [[:Category:Help|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Schleswig-Holstein page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
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Guide to Schleswig-Holstein ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==See also, Lübeck==
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A separate series of articles are available on the wiki for [[Lübeck, Germany Genealogy|'''Lübeck''']], a region of Schleswig-Holstein which was a different state of the German Empire until 1945.
  
=== Getting Started with Schleswig-Holstein Research ===
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=== Jurisdictions ===
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==For German Research, You Must Know Your Ancestors' Town==
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*To begin using the records of Germany, knowing that your family came from Schleswig-Holstein will not be enough to use the records of Germany. Records are kept on the local level, so you will have to know the town they lived in.
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*Details about the town will also help:
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**the county or "Kreis" of that town,
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**where the closest Evangelical Lutheran or Catholic parish church was (depending on their religion),
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**where the civil registration office ("Standesamt") was, and
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**if you have only a village name, you will need the name of the larger town it was part of.
  
(Your text or images here, or use the table below:)
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==Research to Find the Town==
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If you do not yet know the name of the town of your ancestor's birth, there are well-known strategies for a thorough hunt for it. 
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*Use [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Gathering_Information_to_Locate_Place_of_Origin '''Gathering Information to Locate Place of Origin'''] as a guide in exhausting every possible record to find what you need.
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*[http://www.genealogy-sh.com/timm/1636-1667.htm Schleswig-Holstein Immigrants in New Amsterdam/New York],1636 - 1667.
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*[http://www.nordfriiskinstituut.de/datenbank.html Das Nordfriesische Auswanderer-Archiv (North Friesland Emigrants)], Images and no index.
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*[http://www.genealogy-sh.com/timm/1636-1667.htm Schleswig-Holstein Immigrants in New Amsterdam/New York, 1636 - 1667]
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*[http://www.rootdigger.de/Emi.htm Emigration out of Schleswig-Holstein, 19th century], index.
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*[http://www.aggsh.de-german-schleswig_holstein/ AGGSH]
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*[http://www.dithmarschen-wiki.de/Dithmarscher_Auswanderer Dithmarschen Emigration]
  
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==If You Know the Town, Next Use Meyers Gazetteer==
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Once you know the town name you need, the other facts you need are contained in '''''Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-lexikon des deutschen Reichs''''', the gazetteer on which the FamilySearch catalog for Germany is based.
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*Use [http://www.meyersgaz.org/ '''MeyersGaz'''], the digital gazetteer, to find the details you need, particularly the Kreis (county) it belonged to, found after '''"Kr"'''.
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*[http://www.meyersgaz.org/help/help.html '''MeyersGaz Help Guide''']
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*[[Abbreviation Table for Meyers Orts und Verkehrs Lexikon Des Deutschen Reichs|'''Abbreviation Table''']]
 
 
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Here is part of an entry from MeyersGaz.org. (The whole entry can be studied at [http://www.meyersgaz.org/place.aspx?id=10788067 Heusenstamm, MeyersGaz].)
 
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The most important facts here are:<br>
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#Heusenstamm is in '''Offenbach Kreis''' (Kr).
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#It has its own Standesamt (StdA) or civil registration office.
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#It has its own Catholic parish church.
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#By clicking on the "Ecclesiastical" option, we learn that the closest protestant church is 2 miles away in Bieber.
*[[Research Strategies for Schleswig-Holstein|Research Strategies for Schleswig-Holstein]]
 
 
 
*[[Select a Province in Preussen, Germany|Select a Province in Preussen, Germany]]
 
 
 
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*[[Germany - German Handwriting 1500s - 1920 (Kurrentschrift)|Handwriting Guide]]
 
*[http://script.byu.edu/german/en/welcome.aspx German Handwriting Tutorial]
 
*[http://www.kurrentschrift.net/index.php5?s=schreiben http://www.kurrentschrift.net/index.php5?s=schreiben] (enter your German genealogical word in the space below, click on "umwandeln" and view your word in Kurrentschrift (Gothic handwriting)
 
*[[German Research Websites|Websites (Germany General)]]
 
*[[Prussia - Schleswig-Holstein Research Websites|Websites]]
 
*[[German Word List|German Word List]]
 
*[[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin Word List]]
 
  
*Other...
 
  
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*If you find several towns of the same name, checking each one for the birth record of your ancestor may be needed to narrow down the field.
 
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== Jurisdictions  ==
 
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===[[Schleswig-Holstein Genealogy|Schleswig-Holstein]] ===
The following website features all churches from Eiderstedt. If you want to see where your ancestors went to church click&nbsp;[http://www.rateike-pingel.de/kirchen/eiderstedt here]  
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On May 27, 2012 the Nordelbische Landeskirche joined forces with the Evangelical Lutheran Church Mecklenburg and the Pommersche Evangelical Church. The newly founded church will be known as Nordkirche. &nbsp;In the future only one official (Landesbischof) will reside over the&nbsp; church with the seat in Schwerin. In Schleswig, Hamburg, Greifswald, and Schwerin will be officals residing over the Sprengel (church districts). The new Landesbischof will be elected in 2013. The Landeskirchenamt of the former Nordelbische Landeskirche will remain in Kiel. The two Eastern church territories will be divided into Kirchenkreise (districts).  
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'''Modern Schleswig-Holstein State in Germany'''<br>
 
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=== Things You Can Do  ===
 
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
 
 
 
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'''From these historic areas now in'''<br>
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'''Schleswig-Holstein, click below'''<br>
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*[[Lübeck Genealogy|'''Lübeck''']]  
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*[[Schleswig-Holstein Genealogy|'''Schleswig-Holstein''']]
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*areas '''annexed from''' [[Hamburg, Germany Genealogy|'''Hamburg''']] in 1937-8
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**the city Geesthacht
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**the municipalities Großhansdorf and Schmalenbeck
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====Lost Areas====
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From the province of Schleswig-Holstein, these areas were '''annexed to''' [[Hamburg, Germany Genealogy|'''Hamburg''']] in 1937-8
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*The municipality of Altona
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*The district of Wandsbek
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*From the district of Stormarn the municipalities Bergstedt, Billstedt, Bramfeld, Duvenstedt, Hummelsbüttel, Lemsahl-Mellingstedt, Lohbrügge, Poppenbüttel, Rahlstedt, Sasel, Steilshoop and Wellingsbüttel
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*From the district Pinneberg the municipality Lokstedt with Niendorf and Schnelsen
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*From the administrative district Herzogtum Lauenburg the place Kurslack in the Achterschlag of the municipality Börnsen
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*(The northern part of Schleswig became part of Denmark.)
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==== Areas Now in Denmark, By Kreis  ====
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*[[Åbenrå County, Denmark Genealogy|Apenrade]]
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*[[Haderslev County, Denmark Genealogy|Hadersleben]]
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*[[Sønderborg County, Denmark Genealogy|Sonderburg]]
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*[[Tønder County, Denmark Genealogy|Tondern]]
  
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*[[Schleswig-Holstein:Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
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*[[Census Schleswig-Holstein|Census]]
 
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*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Looking for Church Records|Church Records]]
 
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*[[Schleswig-Holstein: German or Danish|German or Danish?]]
 
*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Handwriting|Handwriting]]
 
*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Helgoland|Helgoland]]
 
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*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Social, religious and political history|History]]
 
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*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
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*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Military|Military]]
 
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*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Nobility|Nobility]]
 
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*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Place Names|Place Names]]
 
*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Population|Population]]
 
*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Religion|Religion]]
 
*[[Schleswig-Holstein: Research Problems|Research Problems]]
 
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Schleswig-Holstein Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Schleswig-Holstein Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Germany
Schleswig-Holstein

Guide to Schleswig-Holstein ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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See also, Lübeck

A separate series of articles are available on the wiki for Lübeck, a region of Schleswig-Holstein which was a different state of the German Empire until 1945.

Schleswig-Holstein map.png

For German Research, You Must Know Your Ancestors' Town

  • To begin using the records of Germany, knowing that your family came from Schleswig-Holstein will not be enough to use the records of Germany. Records are kept on the local level, so you will have to know the town they lived in.
  • Details about the town will also help:
    • the county or "Kreis" of that town,
    • where the closest Evangelical Lutheran or Catholic parish church was (depending on their religion),
    • where the civil registration office ("Standesamt") was, and
    • if you have only a village name, you will need the name of the larger town it was part of.

Research to Find the Town

If you do not yet know the name of the town of your ancestor's birth, there are well-known strategies for a thorough hunt for it.

If You Know the Town, Next Use Meyers Gazetteer

Once you know the town name you need, the other facts you need are contained in Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-lexikon des deutschen Reichs, the gazetteer on which the FamilySearch catalog for Germany is based.


Here is part of an entry from MeyersGaz.org. (The whole entry can be studied at Heusenstamm, MeyersGaz.)

The most important facts here are:

  1. Heusenstamm is in Offenbach Kreis (Kr).
  2. It has its own Standesamt (StdA) or civil registration office.
  3. It has its own Catholic parish church.
  4. By clicking on the "Ecclesiastical" option, we learn that the closest protestant church is 2 miles away in Bieber.


MeyersGaz.png
  • If you find several towns of the same name, checking each one for the birth record of your ancestor may be needed to narrow down the field.

Jurisdictions

Schleswig-Holstein

Modern Schleswig-Holstein State in Germany
Kreise Schleswig-Holstein.svg.png Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 4.20.11 PM.png

From these historic areas now in
Schleswig-Holstein, click below
on the related article for the
region.

Lost Areas

From the province of Schleswig-Holstein, these areas were annexed to Hamburg in 1937-8

  • The municipality of Altona
  • The district of Wandsbek
  • From the district of Stormarn the municipalities Bergstedt, Billstedt, Bramfeld, Duvenstedt, Hummelsbüttel, Lemsahl-Mellingstedt, Lohbrügge, Poppenbüttel, Rahlstedt, Sasel, Steilshoop and Wellingsbüttel
  • From the district Pinneberg the municipality Lokstedt with Niendorf and Schnelsen
  • From the administrative district Herzogtum Lauenburg the place Kurslack in the Achterschlag of the municipality Börnsen
  • (The northern part of Schleswig became part of Denmark.)

Areas Now in Denmark, By Kreis

Research Tools