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Germany Marriages - What else you can try


This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find marriage information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the marriage section of the Germany Guided Research page.

Additional Online Resources

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Additional Databases and Online Resources



This is a general search. For a more in depth search, go to Guided Research Germany 2.




Substitute Records

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Additional Records with Marriage Information

Substitute records may contain information about more than one event and are used when records for an event are not available. Records that are used to substitute for marriage events may not have been created at the time of the marriage. The accuracy of the record is contingent upon when the information was recorded. Search for information in multiple substitute records to confirm the accuracy of these records.

Use these substitute records to locate marriage information about your ancestor:
Wiki Page
FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
See Wiki page






Improve Searching

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Tips for finding marriages

Successfully finding marriage records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:

  • Spelling variations. Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Search with spelling variations for the first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Search given name. Search by given name by leaving out the last name.
  • Search for bride. Search by the bride’s name rather than the groom’s name.
  • Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate year of marriage or the county the marriage took place in.
  • Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.





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