Re: Leipzig civil registry records #germany

Judith Elam

Hi Heshel- I obtained my grandparents' 1924 Leipzig marriage certificate from the Staatsarchiv.  It's been many years since I obtained it, but I think all I provided them with was the names and dates of birth of my grandparents.  And it came with a huge packet of genealogical information, that was mind blowing.  Including the death certificate of my great-grandfather, which confirmed what I suspected all along. I have no idea why that was included, other than maybe they just kept everything they had under the same name, or maybe it was some kind of ID my grandmother had to provide.

Usually any archive you apply to requires a date of birth, in order to search for the record. You do not indicate if you know the exact date of birth.  I did search for him on, and there is a Hans Joachim Kaufmann living in Leipzig but born 11/11/1906 in Dortmund.  Is this him?  There is also a Joachim Kaufmann listed in the Leipzig address books for both 1935 and 1940, living at  Kaiser FriedrichStr. 521.  Is this him?

If he is Jewish, Frau Klaudia Krenn may have Holocaust era records on him at the Jewish Community.  

Judith Elam

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