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Sunday, June 24th 2012, 3:42am

Church Archives for Mecklenberg-Strelitz

I have found some leads to my family history for Lutherans from Mecklenberg Strelitz through German people I have met on genealogy sites. They have all referenced their source of info as the Evangelical Central Archive in Berlin. Yet when I write to the archive (I have tried twice) they tell me the same story:

In unserer Kirchenbuchstelle befinden sich fast nur Kirchenbücher evangelischer Kirchengemeinden in den ehemaligen östlichen Kirchenprovinzen Preußens, die heute zu Polen, Russland oder Litauen gehören.

I am confused! Have they changed their holdings recently? If not, how do I find a way to do my research long distance (from the USA) when they say they can't help me?





Location: Buxtehude

Societies: Pommerscher Greif e. V.

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Sunday, June 24th 2012, 11:06am

Hello Dabney,
The Evangelical Central Archive in Berlin maintains the church records of the former eastern territories that are now Poland, Lithuania .. are.
If I researched correctly, then you'd have to contact you here:
Good luck with your genealogy!
( Sorry for my bad english.. :-D )


Monday, June 25th 2012, 6:42pm


which church books are you looking for?
Some church books (year 1877 - 1914) from Mecklenburg can be looked up online
at or

If you tell me name, location and est. year, I could look it up for you at ancestry.


Thursday, June 28th 2012, 9:33am

I am looking for 19th century in Parmen and Warbende, in addition to 18th century records in Krumbeck and Grauenhagen. It is very kind to offer to look up, but I have the ancesty and family search sites and they do not go back far enough...

Location: Dargelin

Societies: MFP, Greif

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Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:25am

Hello Dabney,

which names you are looking for?

See also:

FN HAGEN, BLUECHERT und SCHMIDT aus dem KSP Göhren (Grauenhagen)




Location: Schleswig-Holstein

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Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:37pm

Hello Dabney,
The church in Parmen and also Warbende belong to the parish of Fuerstenwerder.
The email address is .
You could try to get more information there.
Good luck with your research.



Location: Schleswig-Holstein

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Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:51pm

For Grauenhagen and Krumbeck you could write to .

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "magie" (Jun 29th 2012, 8:53pm)


Monday, August 20th 2012, 8:41pm

In Parmen and Warbende I am looking for the birth record of Caroline Bengelsdorf. She was born 1813-1814. Her siblings were born in these two cities.