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Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929
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Germany
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Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917
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Map of the German Empire, 1871-1917
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Location of Germany in Europe
Current Location
This locality is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years: 1558-1929
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This index is an electronic index for the years 1558 to 1929.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The records may include the following information:

  • The names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birth dates and places
  • The names of the parents

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

A coverage table for this Collection is available in the Wiki article Germany Marriages, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
  • Witnesses or bondsmen listed on the marriage were usually relatives

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Germany Record Finder to find other records
  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

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Collection Citation

"Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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