Source Information Thuringia, Germany, Selected Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1549-1876 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data:

Mikrofilm Sammlung.

Originale: Stadtarchiv Rudolstadt, Rudolstadt, Deutschland

About Thuringia, Germany, Selected Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1549-1876

About this collection

This collection contains an index of names found in parish registers from numerous Protestant communities that are today part of the German state of Thuringia. The oldest church records in this collection date from the 16th century. Many of the parish registers end in 1876. In addition to records traditionally kept by the Church in the former German Empire, the State mandated that personal and vital statistics be recorded by local registry offices.

Records for the city of Rudolstadt are included as well as for communities found in the modern districts of Ilm-Kreis and and Kyffhäuserkreis. The areas covered generally correspond to the historical territories included in the small principalities of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Schwarzburg-Sonderhausen.

What you can find in the records

This collection is an index to the names found in the ecclesiatical records. These parish records primarily contain information about births and baptisms, marriages, and deaths and burials. A few confirmations are also included. Images of the records themselves are not included. The following details may be found:

  • Last Name, Given Names
  • Event Type (Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death, Burial)
  • Event Date
  • Event Place, Community
  • Relatives (usually Parents or Children)

More about using this collection

The indexed records are based on older microfilms of the holdings of the Rudolstadt city archives. Search for names, dates or places using the search form.

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