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Birth

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• 1500-1983: Germany Birth Collections at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971
For a full listing of all Germany church and civil registration records: see Collections.



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• 1500-1985: German Lutheran Collections at Ancestry ($) - (List of collections)


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Marriage

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• 1500-1983: Germany Marriage Collections at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Germany Marriages, 1558-1929
Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971
For a full listing of all Germany church and civil registration records: see Collections.



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• 1500-1985: German Lutheran Collections at Ancestry ($) - (List of collections)


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Death

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• 1500-1983: Germany Death Collections at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958
Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 (includes deaths)
Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
For a full listing of all Germany church and civil registration records: see Collections.



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• 1500-1985: German Lutheran Collections at Ancestry ($) - (List of collections)


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