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Family register / marriage entry

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Family registers have no longer been kept since January 1, 2009. Since then, marriage entries have been kept in marriage registers.

With the entry into force of the civil status amendment on January 1, 2009, the creation and continuation of family registers was discontinued. Instead, the marriage entries in the marriage registers have been continued by the marriage registry offices since then. The old family registers have also been handed over to these registry offices. Previously created family registers are therefore continued as marriage entries at the marriage registry office.

Marriage certificates can be issued from the family registers to be continued as marriage entries.


Who should I contact?

To the registry office of the municipal, district or city administration in whose jurisdiction you got married.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

The family register has no longer existed since January 1, 2009. From 1958 to 2008, it was a civil status book that was created after every marriage in Germany, and on request also for marriages abroad, and continued at the registry office of the place of residence. It contained information about the spouses, the dates of marriage, the names of the spouses, parents and children of the spouses and the termination of the marriage.

In contrast to this, the family register is a privately held collection of documents (marriage certificates, birth certificates, death certificates).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Teaser

Family registers have no longer been kept since January 1, 2009. Since then, marriage entries have been kept in marriage registers.

Who should I contact?

To the registry office of the municipal, district or city administration in whose jurisdiction you got married.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

The family register has no longer existed since January 1, 2009. From 1958 to 2008, it was a civil status book that was created after every marriage in Germany, and on request also for marriages abroad, and continued at the registry office of the place of residence. It contained information about the spouses, the dates of marriage, the names of the spouses, parents and children of the spouses and the termination of the marriage.

In contrast to this, the family register is a privately held collection of documents (marriage certificates, birth certificates, death certificates).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Personally on site, your responsible offices:

Amt 1 – Hauptamt/Standesamt

Kohlmarkt 25
25554 Wilster
+49 4823 9482-0
Number: 1
Fees: no
Elevator available, Wheelchair accessible

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