Source Information

Ancestry.com. Flensburg, Germany, Marriage Index Cards, 1874-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Flensburg, Germany, Marriage Index Cards, 1874–1932 Karteikarten zu dem Personenstandregistern Heirat. Stadtarchiv Flensburg, Flensburg, Deutschland.

About Flensburg, Germany, Marriage Index Cards, 1874-1932

About this collection

This collection contains index cards to marriage records from Flensburg covering the years 1874 up to and including 1932. Flensburg is an independent city situated at the tip of the Flensburg Fjord, near the Danish border, in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. It is known as the home of Germany's strict Motor Vehicle "license point" database, and for its historical significance as a rum producer. Historically, culturally, linguistically and genealogically, the region surrounding Flensburg has been heavily influenced by its common German-Danish history. In the Low German language and in Danish the city is known as Flensborg.

Beginning on October 1, 1874, local registry offices were made responsible for creating birth, marriage and death records in the former Prussian provinces, which included Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein. Index cards were later created to serve as reference aids to the records in the registry offices. They are organized by birth year, then alphabetically by the first letter of the last name.

What you can find in the records

The marriage index cards are preprinted forms that were filled in by typewriter. Generally the following details may be found:

  • Last Name
  • Bride or Groom's Given Names
  • Marriage Day
  • Reference to the number and year-range in the civil marriage registry
  • Denomination
  • Residence
  • Nationality
  • Spouse (beginning in 1916)

More about using this collection

Each image displays one index card. Forms before 1915 did not include details about the spouse. However, when using the search form, any results returned will combine and display spouse details. A copy of the civil registry record can be obtained by contacting the Municipal Archives of Flensburg, specifying the number and year of the marriage register (Heiratsregister-Nr. und Jahrgang). Contact:

Stadtarchiv Flensburg
Rathausplatz 1
24937 Flensburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 461-85 2535
E-Mail: [email protected]

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