Magdeburg (Germany) records #general

Peter Lebensold <peterlebensold@...>

Dear Cousins:

Has anyone had any experience with BMD records >from Magedeburg?

I recently obtained a copy of a marriage registration >from Brighton,
in Britain.  The registration - dated 1921 - contains the following
handwritten note next to the names of the bride and groom: "Who went
through a religious ceremony of marriage at Magdeburg, Germany on the
16th of November 1913."

Do I have any hope of finding a German record of that 1913 marriage?

Any ideas or suggestions would be most welcome.

Peter Lebensold

Seeking: LEBENSOLD/LIBENSCHULD/variants (anywhere),
GELBFISZ/FISH/GOLDWYN (Warsaw, Los Angeles),
SZAFIR/SCHAFFIR/variants (Warsaw),
KORN (Poland, Philippines, San Francisco),
BAUMEISTER (Warsaw), BORENSTEIN (Warsaw, U.S., Canada),
GUTLIEZER (Poland), OPOSDOWER (Poland), WERNER (Poland, Glasgow),
ZEMSZ (Poland)

Roger Lustig

Dear Peter:
I'm not sure whether one could have a religious wedding in Germany
without also having a civil marriage. If the civil marriage was
required, then an inquiry to the Standesamt in Magdeburg should produce
results. 1913 is more than 80 years ago, so the records may have been
transferred to the state archives. I haven't been able to find out which
archive in Sachsen-Anhalt would have those, but I'm sure they'd tell you
in Magdeburg.

There are quite a few Jewish records for Magdeburg on film, but there's
a gap for births and marriages between 1903 and 1929, it seems. These
films can be obtained via

Magdeburg had a large Jewish community in those days--over 2000 members.
So it's possible there was a newsletter or something like that.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

On 9/1/2013 10:11 AM, Peter Lebensold wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with BMD records >from Magedeburg?

RsH <robert.heuman@...>

Your best bet is to check with the archives in Magdeburg, as below, but
I would not suggest that they actually have any religious records >from a
Jewish wedding before November, 1938, as those records may well have
been destroyed during Kristallnacht.

Bob Heuman

Landesarchiv Magdeburg-Landeshauptarchiv

Mailing address:
Postfach 4023
39015 Magdeburg

Visitors address:
Hegelstr. 25
39104 Magdeburg

Telephone: (0391) 566-43

fax: (0391) 566-440

Contact: Dr. Josef Hartmann

Business hours: 8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri.; 8:00 a.m.-5:45
p.m. Tues.

The archive consists of nine collections: The Old Archive encompasses
the administrative and judicial records of the later province of Saxony
from 902 to 1807/1815; the second collection encompasses the files of
the kingdom of Westphalia >from 1807 to 1814; the third consists of the
local administrative records for the Prussian civil and military
administration for the provinces between the Elbe and Weser rivers for
the years 1813-16; the fourth documents the development of the province
of Saxony (excluding the districts of Erfurt and Merseburg) for the
years 1815 through 1945; the fifth encompasses the records of the GDR
era for the state of Sachsen-Anhalt >from 1945 to 1952 and the district
of Magdeburg >from 1952 to 1990; and the sixth contains the records of
the state of Sachsen-Anhalt >from 1990 to the present. Collections seven,
eight, and nine encompass private papers, the records of the mining
administration, audiovisual records, and seals and maps. The archive is
complemented by a 50,000-volume library specializing in local and
regional history.

Has anyone had any experience with BMD records >from Magedeburg?