Is there an online location for German church records for Bickendorf (Kr. Bitburg), Preußen, Rheinland, Germany

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I adopted some profiles that were created by another member (they are my ancestors).  The sources appear to come from church records but are so vague (I'd like to improve them if I can).  FamilySearch has some of these sources but you need to go to their center to review them.  I discovered many similar records are easily viewed at Matricula (if they are there, I can't figure it out).  This is an example of one of the profiles that has links to FS but are not viewable unless I go to their center.  Does anyone know of an online site where I can review these records?

Here's an example of a profile that needs help: Anna Maria (Villici) Strauch - WikiTree Profile

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Bickendorf has a Lutheran and a catholic church. But there are no records online on archion or matricula.
by Dieter Lewerenz G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Thanks Dieter.  Where would someone living in Cologne, Germany access these records?  This is the city where the WikiTree member lived at the time he made these profiles.
Sorry, there are two Bickendorf in the Rhineland, one belongs to Cologne, the other to the Bitburg-Prüm district. Since you mentioned the Kehemaligen Kreis Bitburg, it will be the Bitburg in the Eifel.
There was only one catholic parish there. The Catholic parish church Bickendorf belongs to the parish community Rittersdorf and this again to the deanery Bitburg of the diocese Trier.

As far as I know, the church records should all be stored centrally in the diocesan archives.
Inventory overview:

However, I cannot find Bickendorf in the inventory of the finding aids. But if you click on the pdf "Kirchen- und Familienbücher im Bistumsarchiv" you will find Bickendorf in the overview on the pdf.  
This means that there is no finding aid, but the church books are stored there.
Thank you Dieter.  I will review your link.  I appreciate your help!

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