Welcome to our guest site
This web site had been set up especially for family researchers whose
family history has its origin in the former duchy of Schleswig.
, if you have questions of general
For more than 500 years the territory between the river Eider in the
south and the Königsau (Kongeaa) in the north was a sovereign duchy,
whose duke was the Danish king.
Until 1864 (annexation by Prussia) the official language in Schleswig
was Danish. We therefore provide a list of
, that shall help you interpreting the historic
Differently to other parts of Germany the
Schleswig church registers
and microfiches) are kept in decentralized archives in the parish
In Denmark the situation is much more convenient. There you can study
historic church registers from all over Denmark in each of the national
archives in Copenhagen, Viborg, Odense and Abenraa. Moreover many
historic church registers there can be searched through via internet.
Please ask for our support.
Before you make your way into the archives, make sure that the church
register needed, really exists there. Please check our list, that for
all parts of Schleswig, gives you the information about the
oldest church register
available in a specific archive.
Quite often local or regional chronicles
(as well as chronicles of
parish districts) are very helpful sources too. Our member Mr. Hans
Walter Hansen has set up a list of these chronicles.
As an experienced family researchers he also put together
references to archives