Germany Marriages - What else you can try
This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find marriage information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the marriage section of the Germany Guided Research page.
Additional Online Resources
Additional Databases and Online Resources
- 1798-1875: Speyer, Germany, Civil Registry Vital Records at Ancestry ($)
- 1874-1945: Eastern Prussian Provinces, Germany (Poland), Selected Civil Vitals at Ancestry ($)
- 1874-1932: Flensburg, Germany, Marriage Index Cards at Ancestry ($)
Additional Records with Marriage Information
Substitute records may contain information about more than one event and are used when records for an event are not available. Records that are used to substitute for marriage events may not have been created at the time of the marriage. The accuracy of the record is contingent upon when the information was recorded. Search for information in multiple substitute records to confirm the accuracy of these records.
|Use these substitute records to locate marriage information about your ancestor:|
|Why to search the records|
Tips for finding marriages
Successfully finding marriage records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:
- Spelling variations. Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Search with spelling variations for the first and last name of your ancestor.
- Search given name. Search by given name by leaving out the last name.
- Search for bride. Search by the bride’s name rather than the groom’s name.
- Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate year of marriage or the county the marriage took place in.
- Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.
Why the Record May Not Exist
Known Record Gaps