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Archive Addresses and Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you are not able to find your needed Archive address below, this link will take you to a very extensive list of German Archives: Archives in Germany

Duplicate records from some parishes are in the state archives. Many of these records have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library. However, for records that are not microfilmed, you can sometimes write to the state archives to request searches of the duplicates. For more information, see Germany Archives and Libraries.

Brandenburg National Archives Potsdam
An der Orangerie 3
14469 Potsdam
(Postal address: Postfach 600499, 14404 Potsdam)
Tel. 0331/292971, Fax: 0331/292971

Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv Service
Am Mühlenberg 3
14476 Potsdam, OT Golm
Postal address:
Postfach 600449
14404 Potsdam
Phone: 0331 5674-0
Fax: 0331 5674-212
Brandenburg State Archives. Go to “Suche”. Choose "Full text search. Enter keyword, such as a locality, a name, or both. Click ”Suchen”.

Church Archives[edit | edit source]

Church records or duplicates may have been gathered from the local parishes into central archives, either by the churches or the state. Older records are frequently given to these archives for safekeeping. Some gaps in the church records of local parishes could be filled using these records.

  • Pdf Archive Inventory: "Part 1 of 2: Church records in Archives" - is an inventory of localities and the location or archive where their records should be found. The sixth column, "Archives", gives a number. To find the name and contact information, look up that number in the second column of this .pdf: Part 2: Archive Addresses.  It is not clear how up-to-date this inventory is.

Some archives offer searches for a fee. Archives might be unable to handle genealogical requests, but they can determine whether they have specific records you need, sometimes perform very brief research, such as just one record, or they may recommend a researcher who can search the records for you. Archivists are required to speak English.

E-mail[edit | edit source]

  • You can e-mail archives and ask whether they have records for a parish. Also, you should inquire whether they provide research services and what their fees are. You can communicate with the archives in English.

Lutheran Archives[edit | edit source]

Evangelical State Church Archive in Berlin
Bethaniendamm 29
10997 Berlin
Germany Tel .: 030-225045-0
Online records: Archion: Berlin, Brandenburg, Silesian Oberlausitz: Landeskirchliches Archiv in Berlin, ($)

Evangelical Central Archive in Berlin
Bethaniendamm 29
10997 Berlin
Germany Tel .: 030-225045-0
Tel .: 030-225045-20

Contact to the church book office:
Online records: Archion: Evangelical Central Archives, Berlin, for the Neumark, ($)