NEHGS Searchable German Duplicate Records

Today, I received an email from one of our readers (Beth Golden).  Beth’s note provided the following information:

German Church Book Duplicates

Rathaus Posen- 1900

Rathaus Posen circa 1900

(Online at American Ancestors- New England Historic Genealogical Society)

These collections of church records for the territories of Baden, Brandenburg and Posen, Germany, were obtained from church book duplicates that were annually provided to the German state for use by civil authorities. If a particular region had only one religious institution, the clergy often recorded the births, marriages, and deaths of all local individuals regardless of religious affiliation.

Microfilm numbers noted in the records refer to FamilySearch microfilm, which can be ordered from