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German Birth Records
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Q Where would I write to obtain the birth information of my great-great-grandfather, who was born in the area of Oberbieber, Germany?

A.Since Germany has no central records repository, and so many German records are microfilmed, it's usually more fruitful to seek microfilmed civil registration or church records than to write. Civil registrations, which began roughly 1792 in Rheinland (this date varies widely depending on the exact location), will give you a birth date; more-plentiful church records provide a christening date.

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