Re: Bavarian Reichssippenamt Records #germany #records

Roger Lustig

The example you give is from a Gatermann film--the last series of films to be made at the behest of the Reichssippenamt, in 1944-45. Baden-Wuerttemberg and Hessen have put their collections of Gatermann films online, and those for the former East Germany and Prussian Poland are, for the most part, available online via familysearch. We're still waiting on Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia--and Bavaria. 

All the source documents for the Gatermann films were destroyed by accident in the summer of 1945. Clerical error, not Allied bombing--it happened after the war was over.

As far as I know, the RSA did not film in Bavaria during their abortive attempt to film *all* of Germany's old vital records in the 1930s. Some of the records that were filmed as part of that project do survive as originals.

Oh, and congratulations for finding that register at ancestry. They did a fine job of hiding it, don't you think? 

Roger Lustig

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