Today, I received an email from one of our readers (Beth Golden). Beth’s note provided the following information:
German Church Book Duplicates
(Online at American Ancestors- New England Historic Genealogical Society)
- Germany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1810-1869
- Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg and Posen, Church Book Duplicates, 1794-1874
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 FamilySearch.org.