Mittelschmalkalden Parish, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, German Empire Genealogy

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Guide to Mittelschmalkalden 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]

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

Place Names[edit | edit source]

The best gazetteer to begin with is Meyers Gazetteer. For more information, see the entry for Mittelschmalkalden.

Locations within Mittelschmalkalden[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]

The parish of Mittelschmalkalden was established in 1830. Prior to 1830, Mittelschmalkalden belonged to the parish of Haindorf.

Reformed[edit | edit source]

The Reformed residents of Mittelschmalkalden belonged to the parish of Haindorf.

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Civil registration for Mittelschmalkalden 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]