Landeskirchenarchiv der
Evangelisch-Lutherischen Landeskirche Sachsens

Archive of the Lutheran-Protestant Church of Saxony

Visitor address

Landeskirchenarchiv
Lukasstr. 6
01069 Dresden
Germany

Contact

Phone: +49 - 0351 - 4692 - 353
E-mail: Landeskirchenarchiv.Dresden@evlks.de

Church records online

For your genealogical research you will find church records from Saxony online at Archion

Church Records of the Protestant-Lutheran Church of Saxony

General

All historic church records of the Protestant-Lutheran Church of Saxony are recorded, microfilmed and subsequently digitized from the film by the Church Archive of Saxony. The backup filming of the church records kept until 1875 is being done for the church districts not yet filmed in cooperation with the State Archive of Saxony. The original church records already filmed are usually located in the parishes, but their usage is no longer permitted. You will find information on these records either online with Archion or with the Regional Church Office Dresden.

Information on the Area

The area of the Protestant-Lutheran Church of Saxony covers the area of the former kingdom resp. of the former free state of Saxony, in the borders of 1945 without the area around the town of Bogatynia (now Polish). Today, the area of the Saxonian Church includes 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 Saxony online

What is already online?
Church records from different communities in the church district Dresden
Church records from different communities in the church district Mei├čen
Church records from different communities in the church district Dippoldiswalde

You can also SEARCH to check if your church record is already online.

What next?
Church records from different communities in the church district Dippoldiswalde
Church records from different communities in the church district Freiberg

Further church districts will follow, but the order is not yet fixed. Please note that in some cases not all historical church records within a church district are completely available online at once and there may be subsequent deliveries at a later date.

In the list of communities [pdf, 84 KB] will help you figure out which church district your wanted location belongs to.

Church Records on site in the Regional Church Office Dresden

If your genealogical research requires a church record that is not yet available online you have the opportunity to do research in the central reading room of the Regional Church Office Dresden. Digital reproductions of filmed church records up to the year 1875 are already available there. Please check the list of communities  [pdf, 84 KB] for the current status. Before planning a trip to Dresden please reserve a place in the central reading room.

If you are not able to visit the central reading room of the Regional Church Office in person you will also get information in writing.

Please find the contact data here