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Mecklenburg Marriage Abstracts(1751-1826)

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Latest Update: 20 Sep 2006


See also the INDEX of Early German Marriage Abstracts

Mecklenburg Marriage Abstracts

Schwerin 1751-1800 all, 1801-1826 only A, B.
The Immigrant Genealogical Society has acquired 37 volumes of marriage abstracts taken from old Mecklenburg churchbooks covering roughly 1751-1800. There are 13 indexes for this set. Abstracts of about 110,000 marriages are indexed in this series. We also have 5 volumes for areas A and B from 1801 to 1826, with more expected.

If you do not know the village or parish in Mecklenburg where your family lived, a count of marriages of your surname in every index may suggest where to look. If you know the ancestral village, we can check the index for that specific area and supply copies. The Salt Lake Library has microfilms of the original churchbooks.

The marriages are grouped under the following headings:

___ A--Stavenhagen, Malchin, Waren, Penzlin
___ B--Güstrow City, Güstrow County, Teterow, Laage
___ C--Röbel, Malchow, Plau, Krakow, Goldberg
___ D--Schwaan, Neukalen, Gnoien, Tessin
___ E--Ribnitz, Marlow, Sülze
___ F--Doberan, Bukow, Drevesk, Bützow, Kröplin, Warin
___ G--Neukloster, Grevesmühlen, Rehna, Gadebusch
___ H--Wittenburg, Zarrentin, Boizenburg
___ J--Lübz, Parchim, Neustadt, Grabow, Dömitz
___ K--Hagenow, Crivitz, Sternberg, Brüel
___ L--Rostock City, Schwerin City, Wismar City
___ M--Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Area of Stargard
___ N--Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Principality of Ratzeburg

1705 - 1750
The 10 indexes for this time period include about 80,000 marriages. The arrangement and format are the same as for the 1751-1800 indexes. We supply a list of abbreviations to help you decipher the record. The Salt Lake Library should have the original churchbook films for these marriages.

Prior to 1704
The indexes for this time period include about 40,000 marriages. The arrangement and format are the same as for 1751-1800 indexes. The earliest marriage was in 1604. These indexes include all readable names in all known surviving churchbooks. Check the Salt Lake Library catalog for original films.

Strelitz 1801--1825 or 1826--1875
These abstracts of Strelitz marriages partially substitute for the lack of census records for this area.

___ Neubrandenburg-Friedland
___ Feldberg-Neustrelitz
___ Fürstentum Ratzeburg
___ Woldegk-Stargard
___ Mirow-Fürstenberg

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What our volunteers can offer:
___ We can check all indexes for one timeperiod, count for each area how many times one
surname appears, and send up to 3 copies. We’ll tell you how to order additional copies,
if available. Fee - $7.00
___ A check of areas A and B in the years 1801 -- 1826 can be provided. Fee - $3.00
___ We can count all marriages for one surname in one area checked above. We’ll send up to
10 copies, and explain how to order additional copies, if available. List the surname
and area below. Fee - $7.00

If your surname is very common (Müller, Schmidt, Bauer, etc.) you must know a town or
parish before you can hope to find a specific family. One of the Mecklenburg censuses listed
on the reverse of this flyer may help you identify the parish. The Salt Lake Library has
unindexed censuses for other years.
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Circle which: Schwerin to 1704 or 1705-1751 or 1751-1800 or 1801-1826AB

Strelitz 1801-1825 or 1826 -1875

Surname(s) ___________________________________________ Area _________________________________

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Street ___________________________________________ City ______________________ State ______


Immigrant Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 7369, Burbank, CA 91510-7369

See also the INDEX of Early German Marriage Abstracts