Source Information

Archives of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Ancestry.com. Lübeck, Germany, Census, 1845 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Statistisches Landesamt: Zähllisten der Volkszählung, 1845. Archiv der Hansestadt Lübeck. Lübeck, Germany.

About Lübeck, Germany, Census, 1845

Historical Background:

The Free City of Lübeck is located in northern Germany on the Baltic Sea. It is one of the largest cities in the state of Schleswig-Holstein and is the largest German port on the Baltic. Due to its location, the city was the capital of the Hanseatic League (a trading monopoly comprised of cities and guilds along the northern coast of Europe that existed from the 13th to 17th centuries) for several hundred years.

About the Records:

This collection contains the 1845 census for the city of Lübeck and its suburbs. Records can be searched by:

  • Name
  • Estimated birth year
  • Birthplace

But researchers will want to link to the images from the census, which include the house number; name, age, and relationship for all members of the household; occupation; birthplace and parish of the birthplace; and how long occupants have lived at their current residence. They also contain enumeration information.

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