Protestant church records online

Church records
record baptisms, marriages, funerals, and confirmations. They thus represent the most important resource available for family research and genealogical research, and are the most used resources in church archives.

Church records are at the center of Archion’s activities. The portal makes it possible to search for your ancestors in original sources from anywhere in the world and at any time of day – and from the comfort of your own home.

Core philosophy
Archion is a cooperative project among the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and the majority of regional protestant churches in Germany. Archion is also open to municipal, communal, and other church archives. The core philosophy behind Archion is simple: participating archives digitize their historical sources and present them to the public through a common web portal, with the goal of making family research and genealogical research as comfortable for users as possible.

20 million pages of church records
make it possible to search more effectively for your ancestors. Our database is being continually expanded, supplemented and updated – and new digitized church records from across Germany as well as the former eastern areas of Germany are being added every day.