New Database: Altona (Hamburg), Germany Vital Records #germany #JewishGenUpdates #announcements #records

Michael Moritz

I am excited to report that I have completed indexing the FamilySearch film of Ashkenazi birth, marriage and death records recorded in Altona from the 1820s until 1874. While there are some years missing and others with illegible entries, this is a remarkably complete register documenting the storied community of Altona. In total, this database has over 4,000 entries and contains: 2,016 births, 656 marriages, and 1,397 deaths. Many entries also contain Hebrew names, which have also been transcribed and are searchable.

They can now be searched for free in JewishGen's GerSIG database at


Michael Moritz

Director, Romania Research Division [and contributor to the Germany Research Division!]


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