About this collection
This collection contains parish registers from numerous Protestant communities in Baden, today part of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It does not include, however, records from historic Württemberg. The oldest church records in this collection date from the 18th century. In addition to these records traditionally kept by the Church in Baden, the State mandated on February 1, 1870 that personal and vital statistics be recorded by local registry offices.
Among others, this collection contains records from the cities of Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Lörrach, Mannheim, and Freiburg. The area covered largely coincides with Protestant holdings and with the historical boundaries of the Grand Duchy of Baden, which was a sovereign state from 1806 to 1871.
What you can find in the records
This collection is an index to the names found in the ecclesiatical records. Images of the records themselves are not included. The following details may be found:
- Last Name, Given Names
- Event Type (Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death, Burial)
- Event Date
- Place, Community
- Relatives (usually Parents or Children)
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