Brandenburg Team

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Welcome to the Brandenburg Team Page

Team Goals

This Team was created to offer a place to collaborate on Brandenburg research. You can ask questions in the comments below or offer suggestions on new resources to attach to our resources list.

How Can You Help the Brandenburg Team?

  • There are extensive profile improvements that need to be done in this region and we could really use your help. See Profile Improvements, below.
  • Members with knowledge of this region can answer questions and offer guidance on this page, our Google Group and on G2G.
  • Ensure the information and links on this page are up-to-date (especially for archival and research site information)
  • Do you live in Brandenburg? You can offer archive, library, church, etc. research visits for other members.
  • Create new Space pages for region-specific geographical, topical, or other, that include images, history, and anything helpful for collaborating and helping other researchers.

Overview of Brandenburg

State of the Federal Republic of Germany: 1990
Capital: Potsdam
English: Brandenburg
German: Brandenburg
Map of Brandenburg in Germany
Eastern part of Old Brandenburg (about 25%) belongs to Poland since 1945. Located in the Northeast part of Germany Brandenburg is the fifth largest state by area and the tenth by population. Potsdam is its largest city and its capital. It surrounds the city state of Berlin. It also borders the states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Saxony, and the country of Poland. Part of what was the historical area of Brandenburg, the Neumark east of the Oder–Neisse line, after Germany's defeat in World War II became part of Poland.


Maps Coordinates: 52°21′43″N 13°0′29″E


Brandenburg Flag

Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms of Brandenburg

Profile Improvements

We'd appreciate your help with sourcing, connecting, merging and fixing database errors on the profiles in this region. Click the LINKS below to get lists of profiles in Bavaria that need some love (click "get profiles" in the left column to generate a list):

Team Members

Team Leader: OPEN ... any volunteers??
Team Members:

WikiTree Categories

Free Space Pages and One-Place Studies in Brandenburg

Have you created a page that you'd like included below? Add a profile comment below with a link to what you would like to contribute.

Team or Topic Team Members
Brandenburg from Brandenburg Legends Jack Day

Research Help and Regional Resources

Online Resource Compilations

Vital Records

Religious Facilities


Local Cemeteries


Colleges and Universities

They often have local records and have professors who are versed in local lore so can be a wonderful resource and many are multilingual.

Local Phone Books

Local Genealogy Groups

  • WikiTree: List of Addresses for Family Research in Germany


From Wikipedia: Brandenburg originated in the Northern March in the 900s AD, from areas conquered from the Wends. It later became the Margraviate of Brandenburg, a major principality of the Holy Roman Empire. In the 15th century, it came under the rule of the House of Hohenzollern, which later also became the ruling house of the Duchy of Prussia and established Brandenburg-Prussia, the core of the later Kingdom of Prussia. From 1815 to 1947, Brandenburg was a province of Prussia.

Following the abolition of Prussia after World War II, Brandenburg was established as a state by the Soviet Military Administration in Germany, and became a state of the German Democratic Republic in 1949. In 1952, the state was dissolved and broken up into multiple regional districts. Following German reunification, Brandenburg was re-established in 1990 and became one of the five new states of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Culture and Travel

Lakes and hiking trails and cosmopolitan cities. This area of Germany has castles and quaint villages. Old world and futuristic blended. Cuisine is hearty and down to earth with lots of meat and potato style dishes.

Translation Aides

In Germany a number of different written languages and dialects were used. Below are some links to sites which may help you with old documents.

This is an active Germany Project page with up-to-date information.
Last updated by Traci Thiessen: 25 Jan 2022

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Hi Brandenburg Team! The Profile Improvement Teams (PIT) are looking for new members! If you check the main regions page (, you'll see that there are links to unsourced and unconnected profiles for each of the 16 regions. We also have a Data Doctors Team and we will eventually be adding Suggestions to the main regions team page as well. If you're a badged member of the Arborists project, we'd really appreciate your help in completing some merges and researching unmerged matches in German profiles. For more info on our PIT teams, see this page:
posted by Terri (Clawson) Swift
For anyone interested in the history of the Old Lutherans that left the Prussia for South Australia in the middle of 19th Century. I expect to tag about 200 Wikitree profiles with different Kreis categories from Brandenburg. For example: Regards, Steve
posted by Steve Thomas