|THE PARISH REGISTER REPOSITORY||Back|
|Our Parish Register Repository administers and maintains|
|About 7000 Parish Registers from Protestant parishes which belonged to the former eastern
provinces of the Protestant Church of the Old Prussian Union. These areas today belong to
Poland, Russia, and Lithuania. German Protestant parishes no longer exist in these areas.
|About 763 military church records of the Military Church Registers of the former Prussian
army and the German Wehrmacht.
|About 70 Parish Registers from German - speaking congregations outside of Germany.|
|Personal records from Danish refugee camps (1943-1949) are available for official use only.|
|Functions of the Parish Registers|
|In the Parish Registry Repository of the EZA, people who have come from the former
eastern provinces of Germany and have lost their personal records during the war can be
issued substitute documents from the available registers from the former eastern provinces
of Germany. These are recognized as legally valid for retirement and inheritance purposes
and for family genealogical records.
|Requests for genealogical searches can be accepted only to a very limited extent. In gene-
ral, one must personally conduct one's research in our Reading Room. Of course, the staff
of our Parish Register Repository are available to advise and support you in your research.
Material in writing supplied by our personnel is for all applicants subject to fees.