Germany Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1558 to 1898.

It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Citations for This Collection

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Genealogical Society of Utah. Germany, Births and Baptisms. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 Marriages, 1558-1929 Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958
Baden 2,600,193 1,032,792 191,654
Bayern 3,261,551 288,387 469,532
Brandenburg 802,429 82,480 205,237
Braunschweig 4,895 962 0
Bremen 37,127 272 0
Deutschland (Germany) 946,524 353,094 1,242,899
Elsaß-Lothringen 0 112 402
Hamburg 274 0 0
Hannover 47,230 17,730 22,780
Hessen 1,363,715 355,763 74,724
Hessen-Darmstadt 235,780 66,706 8,611
Hessen-Nassau 63,551 4,286 12,404
Hohenzollern 137,631 29,299 0
Lippe-Detmold 585,589 156,792 6,208
Lübeck 11,445 0 0
Mecklenburg-Schwerin 277,099 56,744 121,054
Mecklenburg-Strelitz 4,285 3,429 3,426
Oldenburg 67,002 15,256 0
Ostpreußen 94,198 15,721 1,958
Pfalz (Bayern) 1,665,783 375,905 12,131
Pommern 160,271 4,232 256
Posen 240,686 44,376 0
Preußen 2,930,534 643,539 711,545
Rheinland 5,681,033 1,485,690 48,091
Sachsen 10,329 2,692 1,620
Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 3,064 1,021 0
Schaumburg-Lippe 323 0 0
Schlesien 18,593 2,755 0
Thüringen 1,093 307 0
Westfalen 5,397,491 1,675,687 28,850
Westpreußen 285,669 25,057 2,118
Württemberg 6,843,411 1,515,133 468,351
Totals 33,778,798 8,256,219 3,663,851

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