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Family Book / Marriage Entry
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
With the entry into force of the civil status amendment on 1 January 2009, the creation and continuation of family registers ceased to exist. Instead, since then, the marriage entries in the marriage registers have been continued by the marriage registry offices. The old family books have also been handed over to these registry offices. Previously created family books are thus continued as marriage entries at the marriage registry office.
Marriage certificates can be issued from the family records to be continued as marriage records.
Who should I contact?
To the registry office of the municipal, administrative or municipal administration in whose jurisdiction you got married.
§ 77 Civil Status Act (PStG)
What else should I know?
The family book no longer exists since 1 January 2009. In the period from 1958 to 2008, it was a civil status register that was created after every marriage in Germany, on application also for marriages abroad, and continued at the registry office. It contained information about the spouses, the dates of marriage, the use of the names of the spouses, parents and children of the spouses and the termination of the marriage.
Deviating from this, the family record book is a privately owned collection of documents (marriage certificates, birth certificates, death certificates).
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.