Source for German Protestant Church Records: Archion web portal

3 Jan

The German portal called Archion has the following:

Church records
recorded baptisms, weddings, funerals and confirmations. They are thus the most important source for family research and ancestry research and the most frequently used sources in ecclesiastical archives.

Archion
Church records are at the center of Archion. The portal allows you to search for your ancestors in original sources: from the comfort of your home – worldwide

The basic idea
Archion is a joint project of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and the majority of Protestant churches. Archion is also open to state, municipal and other ecclesiastical archives. The basic idea behind Archion is simple. The participating archives digitize their historical sources and present them via a common portal to provide you with as much comfort as possible in family research and ancestry research.

16 million church book pages
allow you to find your ancestors. The offer is steadily expanded, expanded and extended – every day, digitalized church books from all over Germany as well as the formerly German eastern territories are added.

Source: Archion website, January 3, 2017 search

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