Geismar Parish (Kr. Frankenberg), Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, German Empire Genealogy

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Guide to Geismar Parish, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Geography[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Jurisdictional Changes[edit | edit source]

Geismar has belonged to the following independent countries or post-1871 German states:

Place Names[edit | edit source]

A very good gazetteer to begin with is Meyers Gazetteer. For more information, see the entry for Geismar.

Another essential online gazetteer to check is the Historic Gazetteer from Compgen. For more information, see the entry for Geismar.

Locations within Geismar[edit | edit source]

Surrounding Parishes[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records for this part of the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau are held at the Evangelical Church Archive of Kurhessen-Waldeck in Kassel, Germany. The following records have been digitized by the website Archion. Archion requires a subscription. You can learn how to use Archion by clicking here. There are no indexes to these records. More recent records may be restricted.

Lutheran[edit | edit source]
Geismar[edit | edit source]

Church records begin in 1608.

Allendorf[edit | edit source]
Dainrode[edit | edit source]
Dörnholzhausen[edit | edit source]
Ellershausen[edit | edit source]
Haubern[edit | edit source]
Reformed[edit | edit source]

The Reformed residents of Geismar, Allendorf, Dainrode, Ellershausen, and Haubern belonged to the parish of Frankenau.

From 1703-1780, Reformed residents of Dörnholzhausen belonged to the Reformed parish of Louisendorf. After 1780, entries for Reformed residents were included in the Haubern church records within the Reformed parish of Frankenau. Also, see records Frankenau church records from 1801-1855.

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Civil registration for Geismar began in October 1874.

Town Genealogy (OFB or Ortsfamilienbuch)[edit | edit source]

For more information about compiled genealogies, see the article Germany Town Genealogies.

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck
Family History Society for Nassau and Frankfurt
Hessian Family History Association
Hessian State Archives
Society for Family Studies in Kurhessen and Waldeck

References[edit | edit source]