Catholic Church Records in Brandenburg

Church Structures Brandenburg was strongly Lutheranized by the Reformation and strongly secularized by the GDR. Nevertheless, there were and still are Catholic parishes in the federal state, which surrounds the capital Berlin on all sides. Today’s Catholic...

Jewish Communities in Saxony-Anhalt

The Beginnings The territory of the modern federal state of Saxony-Anhalt belongs to the oldest Jewish settlement areas in Germany. Jewish merchants are mentioned in chronicles and in royal charters for the episcopal towns of Magdeburg, Merseburg and Halle as early as...

Family Research in Times of Corona

Homeoffice as usual Corona has also changed my work as a family researcher. At first, there was not much of that, in March and April. Because home office is everyday life for me. I spend about 80% of my time at the computer anyway, with customer contacts, writing...