Stuttgarter Straße 16
01189 Dresden / Germany
The church records from the Saxonian Regional Church are usually kept in the respective congregations. The official acts and church pew registers of the parishes drawn up until 1875 are by and by being filmed by the Regional Church Archive Dresden. After filming the church books, the films are digitized. The digital material can be used online on Archion or in person at the Regional Church Archive Dresden.
The territory of the Protestant-Lutheran Regional Church of Saxony covers the area of the former kingdom resp. free state of Saxony, within the borders of 1945 and without the area around the town of Bogatynia (now Polish). Today, the area of the regional church comprises most of the federal state of Saxony, a smaller part of Thuringia, and the community of Merzdorf in the federal state of Brandenburg.
Church records from different communities in the church district Dresden
Church records from different communities in the church district Meißen
Church records from different communities in the church district Dippoldiswalde
Church records from different communities (A-F) in the church district Freiberg
Further church districts will follow, but the sequence is not yet been defined. Please note that not all historic church books within a church district will always go online immediately and that there may be occasional subsequent deliveries at a later stage.
If you need a church book for your family research that is not yet available online with Archion, you have the following options:
Digitized material can also be used in person in the Regional Church Archive Dresden; please notify the archive in advance. Many digital reproductions of filmed church records up to the year 1875 are already available there. Which ones? Please check the homepage of the archive: EVLKS - interessiert: Benutzung
If the church records you require have not been filmed yet, please contact the parish directly by letter or e-mail.