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obw22
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Is there, or will there be, a way to receive updates if/when the church books from certain parishes become available?

I am very interested in several towns around Osnbrück which are not yet listed on the site. If they were listed, it would be useful to add them to a watchlist, for the lack of a better term, and be emailed when they become available.

I'd very much like to be a customer, but the towns I'm most interested in not only are not digitized, they are not even listed.

michael.metz-martini
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Hi,

currently unfortunately there's no such function but I added that to our wishlist.

vnagel2004
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Zitiert von: obw22
...I'd very much like to be a customer, but the towns I'm most interested in not only are not digitized, they are not even listed.

David,

are you sure that the church records you'd be interested in haven't been digitized as of yet?

To which church district do your places of interest belong?

As you certainly know digitized church records for the church districts of Osnabrück, Georgsmarienhütte and Melle are available at the Kirchenbuchamt Hannover. Did you already check their holdings following the links from this website?

http://www.kirche-hannover.de/kirchenbuchamt/archivbestand.html

Not knowing the places you'd be interested in it may also help to check the holdings of the Kirchenbuchamt Bielefeld (Landeskirchliches Archiv der Evangelischen Kirche von Westfalen - state archive of the Lutheran church of Westphalia) following the links from this website:

http://www.kirchenbuchportal.de/visitenkarten/04.htm

Thanks,
Vera

libero
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Landeskirchliches Archiv der Evangelischen Kirche in Westfalen in Bielefeld ist das Archiv der reformierten Kirche in Westfalen, z.B. für Tecklenburg, und der lutherischen Kirche in Westfalen, z.B. Lübbecke.
Aus beiden (früheren) Kirchen wurde 1817 durch den preußischen König in Preußen, damit auch in Westfalen, die unierte Kirche gebildet. Deshalb heute "Evangelisch".

hernlem
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Vera,

I am supposing that David meant by his question when those records would be made available in digitized format on Archion.de. Are we mistaken in assuming that those records will eventually be made available here and not just in the archives in Germany?

vnagel2004
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Zitiert von: hernlem
Vera,

I am supposing that David meant by his question when those records would be made available in digitized format on Archion.de. Are we mistaken in assuming that those records will eventually be made available here and not just in the archives in Germany?

Hi Bradley,

well, as you found I wondered about the background implied by David's question, wanted to be sure and therefore asked.

No, you're certainly not mistaken to assume that those records will eventually be made available via Archion as well. However, when that may happen cannot be answered for sure right now, even not by Archion staff members.

Best, Vera

libero
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Zitiert von: obw22
Is there, or will there be, a way to receive updates if/when the church books from certain parishes become available?

I am very interested in several towns around Osnbrück which are not yet listed on the site. If they were listed, it would be useful to add them to a watchlist, for the lack of a better term, and be emailed when they become available.

I'd very much like to be a customer, but the towns I'm most interested in not only are not digitized, they are not even listed.

I hope you'll understand the message of Landeskirchliches Archiv Hannover from December 17, 2014:
"Die Kirchenbücher des Kirchenkreises Osnabrück sind in Arbeit und werden Anfang 2015 bei Archion bereitgestellt."

vnagel2004
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Zitiert von: libero
I hope you'll understand the message of Landeskirchliches Archiv Hannover from December 17, 2014:
"Die Kirchenbücher des Kirchenkreises Osnabrück sind in Arbeit und werden Anfang 2015 bei Archion bereitgestellt."

or in English - information provided by the church archive Hannover on December 17, 2014:

"Church books of the church district Osnabrueck are currently being worked on and will be made available via Archion (any time) at the beginning of 2015."

That, however, still doesn't say whether all (which may of course be implied by this cited statement), or if not so, which church books being part of the church district Osnabrueck will make their way thru Archion in which time frame.

Besides that, David, talked about parishes around Osnabrueck, which may point to the church districts of Bramsche and Melle-Georgsmarienhuette as well, right?

Best,
Vera

hernlem
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Continuing on this subject .....

Is there any significance to the presence or absence of a church book, church, or church district in the browse hierarchy that is 'highlighted' in white? I know that those in green are those for which images presently exist on Archion but do those in white have some significance as to their likelihood of become available in the near future? Obviously, there are many books for which Archion has no entry (green or white) in the browse hierarchy. Does their absence indicate that their inclusion on Archion will be even more remote in the future (or not at all)?

I have also noticed that in many church entries for which the majority of the books are already on Archion, the more current books (into the 20th century) are usually listed in white and are not viewable. Will this remain the case (for personal privacy or other reasons) or will these also be eventually made available? If there are personal privacy or other restrictions on recent records, will the books spanning those periods eventually become at least partially available? For example, Landeskirchliches Archiv Kassel > MarburgLand > Niederasphe > KB1830-1929 is 'white' and not available but there is the better part of the 19th century in that period and 'KB1830-1900' is viewable.

michael.metz-martini
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Hi,

that depends :-)

Please keep in mind that each archive works differently. For some archives we only receive entries which will become available online (green) in the near future (eg Hannover) - for some archives we receive a complete list of books, even if they aren't digitally available (and perhaps won't be in the near future). For Westfalen there's a good chance nearly all white entries will be available in the near future.

Regarding the most recent books in white:
They are mostly privacy protected, partly already digitally available (but taken offline), partly not delivered to ARCHION. Dates for privacy protection also depend on the archive and the act inside these books.

Not that easy unfortunately.