Today’s post is about finding missing German marriage records. I’ve been reading German parish records pretty steadily for five years now, and encountered my share of records that take a lot of finding and translating.
But until today, I’d never encountered a marriage record in the “comments” section of another marriage record.
I’ve been working in this region of Prussia for some time and knew I needed to order film from the Family History Library to search for these particular Kirschsteins.
The Deutschland Heiraten 1558-1929 database at FamilySearch confirmed not just the film number but also that a marriage record existed for this couple in the right village. (If you haven’t used this database, please try it: 8.5 million German marriage records at the tip of your fingers.)
The film arrives and what could be easier with a date and the names of the bride and groom? But they are not there. I search […]