Landeskirchenarchiv Magdeburg

Archive of the Lutheran-Protestant Church in Central Germany

Visitor address

Landeskirchenarchiv Magdeburg
Freiherr-vom-Stein-Str. 47
39108 Magdeburg
Germany

Contact

Phone: +49 - 391 - 506 659 90
E-mail: archiv.magdeburg@ekmd.de

Church records online

For your genealogical research you will find church records from Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt online at Archion

Church records of the Lutheran-Protestant Church in Central Germany / Evangelische Kirche in Mitteldeutschland

Historically, the Lutheran-Protestant Church in Central Germany has two regional archives – one based in Eisenach, one in Magdeburg – each administering different areas within the borders of the Lutheran-Protestant Church in Central Germany.

All historical church records of the Lutheran-Protestant Church in Central Germany are recorded by the two regional church archives in Eisenach and Magdeburg, microfilmed and then digitized from the film. The entire inventory includes approximately 60 000 Lutheran-Protestant parish registers from over 3000 communities in which ecclesiastical acts such as baptisms, marriages, funerals and confirmations were registered. The church records are handwritten in old German writing. The earliest few specimens date to the 1520s. Nationwide, however, the church records system was only introduced after the Thirty Years' War.

Church records of the Regional Archive in Magdeburg

Information about the area

The regional church archive in Magdeburg (Landeskirchenarchiv Magdeburg) is one of the two archives of the Lutheran-Protestant Church in Central Germany. The second regional church archive is located in Eisenach. The Landeskirchenarchiv Magdeburg manages the historical tradition of the former Lutheran-Protestant Church of the church province of Saxony. It once included the territory of the former Prussian province of Saxony and extended to the vast majority of the present state of Saxony-Anhalt (without Anhalt), large parts of Thuringia and smaller peripheral areas of the federal states of Brandenburg and Saxony.

Church records from Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia online

What is already online?
Church records from different communities in the church district Elbe-Fläming
Church records from different communities in the church district Bad Liebenwerda
Church records from different communities in the church district Egeln
Church books from different places in the church district Magdeburg

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

What next?
Subsequent deliveries from the church district of Bad Liebenwerda (probably 2023)
Subsequent deliveries from the church district of Elbe-Fläming (probably 2023)
Church books from different places in the church district Halberstadt  (probably 2023)
Church books from different places in the church district Haldensleben-Wolmirstedt (without date)
Church books from different places in the church district Eisleben (without date)
Church books from different places in the church district Stendal (without date)
Church books from different places in the church district Salzwedel (without date)
Church books from different places in the church district Torgau-Delitzsch (without date)
Church books from different places in the church district Merseburg (without date)
Church books from different places in the church district Sömmerda (without date)
Church books from different places in the church district Naumburg-Zeitz (without date)
Church books from different places in the church district Halle-Saalkreis (without date)

(2022/10/27)

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 location list you can see which location belongs to which church district. The current version can be found on the website of the Landeskirchenarchiv Magdeburg under this link: www.landeskirchenarchiv-magdeburg.de/online-recherche/

Church records on-site in the Landeskirchenarchiv Madgeburg

If you need a church book for your genealogical research, which is not yet available online at Archion, you have the opportunity to do your research on-site in the Landeskirchenarchiv Magdeburg. Microfilms of the recorded church books are already available there. Further information can be found on the website of the archive: www.landeskirchenarchiv-magdeburg.de/benutzung/familienforschung/