Map Guide to German Parish Registers, Volume 39: Prussia, Westphalia I and Lippe and Schaumburg-Lippe


This volume includes a total of 3,509 places, mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Westphalia,  Regierungsbezirkes Minden, and Münster, the principality of Lippe, and the principality of Schaumburg-Lippe. The Westphalia Regierungsbezirkes of Minden and Münster include 2,594 towns, while the Principalities of Lippe and Schaumburg-Lippe are made up of 992 places. This book also includes a master index to Volumes 39 and 40, which covers all of Westphalia. Written in English by Kevan Hansen, the volume was principally written to help family historians resolve where their family may have gone to church and left vital records behind that may be seen today. This is the thirty-ninth of a series covering all of Germany. The series is still in production. In many cases, even the smallest places are listed in this series – some with as little population as one person! These places are as of about 1870. If the place existed prior to that date, it will most likely be listed. If the place was named after that date, the chances drop.

Kevan Hansen

2011, paper, 309 pp.

ISBN: 9781933194752