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The church records listed below could be imported faster than expected:

  • North Germany
    various follow-up deliveries
  • Hannover 
    • various follow-up deliveries from the church districts Hameln-Pyrmont
    • parish records of the church district Peine
  • Bavaria
    various follow-up deliveries

Therefore archion could already continue with the next church books:

  • Rhineland

         various follow-up deliveries

in WikiTree Help by Dieter Lewerenz G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)

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Thanks for keeping us dominant English-readers up to date with the news from Archion. I subscribe to the site, but I know most about their digitization progress and new additions from your wonderful informative updates. Keep up the great work!

Leider warte ich immer noch auf Sachsen-Anhalt. Ob es kommen wird?
by Marta Johnson G2G6 Mach 1 (17.7k points)
selected by Dieter Lewerenz
The current federal state of Saxony-Anhalt is covered by several Protestant state churches:
- Protestant Church Anhalt (online are parts of the church districts Ballenstedt, Dessau, Köthen and Zerbst)
- Protestant Church of Central Germany (former Prussian Church Province of Saxony; church records are now stored in the Magdeburg archive) (online are the church districts of Elbe-Fläming and Bad Liebenwerda)
- A few villages belong to the Protestant Church Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz
- The Evangelical Lutheran State Church in Braunschweig includes the region of Blankenburg in the Harz Mountains in the Harz County and the region of Calvörde to the north in the Börde/Altmark County of Salzwedel.

So you can see that the state of Saxony-Anhalt is quite a mess with regard to the Protestant Church.

Which church records are you looking for?
Indeed, it's a real patchwork mess. Köthen covers one line that I'm looking at. But I'm still waiting on the churchbooks that cover Halle (Saale) and the nearby Mansfelder Seekreis region. Höhnstedt, in particular, interests me. Do you know if those areas are in line for digitization?

When churchbooks from the archive Magdeburg are put online again, the following order is planned:

  • church district Egeln,
  • church district Naumburg-Zeitz,
  • church district Halle-Saalkreis,
  • church district Haldensleben-Wolmirstedt and
  • church district Halberstadt.

Further church districts will follow, but the order is not yet determined.
When it continues here, however, is not known to me. But the mentioned church districts are all digitalized.

On July 1, 1950, there was a territorial reform in the GDR, in the course of which the Mansfeld Sea County was dissolved.

  • The municipalities Alberstedt, Dornstedt, Esperstedt, Hornburg and Schraplau changed to the county Querfurt.
  • The municipalities Beesenstedt, Bennstedt, Fienstedt, Höhnstedt, Kloschwitz, Langenbogen, Salzmünde, Schochwitz, Steuden, Teutschenthal, Wansleben am See, Zappendorf, and Zaschwitz changed to the Saalkreis.
  • The city of Alsleben and the communities of Belleben and Friedeburgerhütte moved to the Bernburg County.
  • The remaining communities of the Mansfeld lake county were combined with the up to then independent city of Eisleben as well as a large part of the likewise dissolved Mansfeld mountain county to form the county of Eisleben. This new county Eisleben was divided in 1952 into the counties Eisleben and Hettstedt, which were united in 1994 to the county Mansfelder country.
Your knowledge, Dieter, is so far-sweeping, and so I admire it greatly. I hope my own is capable of keeping up with your notes.
Thanks Roberta
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Dieter, I and (must be) some other people are not savvy with a term you've used above. What is a --"Follow up delivery"? for instance.  --  I'm also unknowledgeable about "faster than expected" since I'm not prepared to define "expected" either.

Yes, I agree, Why shouldn't we know about "simple" terms. But then, Simple depends on what each of us knows before trying to understand anything.

by Anonymous Burnett G2G6 Mach 2 (27.6k points)
Archion is a joint project of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) and the majority of the Protestant regional churches. Archion is also open to state, municipal and other church archives. The basic idea behind Archion is simple. The participating archives digitize their historical sources and present them via a common portal in order to offer you as much comfort as possible in family research and genealogy.

Normally, archion puts about 20-30 digitized church records online per day; in the last few weeks it has been over a hundred per day in some cases.
Therefore, update information comes every 4-6 weeks; this update about the digitized church records came after only 14 days.

Follow up delivieris refers to church districts where books have already been put online and where there were now subsequent deliveries to fill gaps.
I estimate that there are about 400,000 Protestant church books in Germany.
In any case, it will take years until all of them are digitalized.
This is just an update, so that family researchers can see whether churchbooks that might be of interest to them have been put online or will be soon.

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