Bistum Berlin, the Diocese of Berlin in Berlin, Germany has German parish records and “secures and reveals the archival documents and documentation of the Archdiocese of Berlin.”

They have a list of current on-site holdings and a search site for parish church books. The Diocese does not do research for patrons and they have a published fee schedule for use of the facilities.

German privacy rules:

  • Christening books: 120 years after birth/baptism

  • Marriage books: 100 years after marriage

  • Death books: 40 years after death (You can’t be presented with the whole death book until 100 years after the date of the last entry but you can request individual death information from a book.)


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