Ancestry.com. Wanzleben, Deutschland, Heiratsregister, 1874-1940 [Datenbank online]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2023.
Ursprüngliche Daten: Wanzleben, Germany, Marriage Records, 1874-1940. Stadtarchiv Wanzleben; Wanzleben, Deutschland; Personenstandsurkunden, Heiratsregister im Original.

 Wanzleben, Deutschland, Heiratsregister, 1874-1940

About the Wanzleben, Germany, Marriage Records, 1874-1940

General collection information

This collection includes civil records of marriages that occurred in Wanzleben, Germany, between 1874 and 1940. Wanzleben is located in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, a few miles southwest of the state capital of Magdeburg. The records are written in German. The collection includes digital images of pages from marriage registers that are usually bound in a yearbook. The individual records are arranged chronologically on preprinted forms with handwritten entries.

Using this collection

Records in this collection may include the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Marriage date
  • Spouse's name
  • Spouse's maiden name
  • Parents' names
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Spouse's parents' names
  • Spouse's mother's maiden name
  • The records in this collection can be used to verify that your ancestor was married in Wanzleben on a specific date. They also can confirm when your ancestor was born. Names of spouses and parents can help you expand your family tree. Marriage records with maiden names are helpful for researching the maternal branches of your family.

    Here are some German words that may be helpful in reading the marriage registers:

  • Geburt is German for "birth."
  • Ehe is German for "marriage."
  • Mutter is German for "mother."
  • Vater is German for "father."
  • Ehefrau is German for "wife."
  • Ehemann is German for "husband."
  • Tochter von is German for "daughter of."
  • Sohn von is German for "son of."
  • Familien u. Borname is German for "family and birth name."
  • Geb. am is German for "born on."
  • Geburtstag is German for "birthday."
  • Familienname is German for "family name."
  • Vornamen is German for "first name."
  • Collection in context

    The marriage records were created by officials working for the civil registration office in Wanzleben, Germany. The marriage registers are high-quality primary historical sources that are housed by the city of Wanzleben.

    Civil registration of marriages in Germany began in 1792 in the German states that had come under the control of France during the French Revolution. Between 1803 and 1874, civil registration of marriages was mandated in Hessen-Nassau, Westfalen, Hannover, and Prussia. Along with the rest of Germany, Saxony-Anhalt began civil registration of marriages in January 1876. Marriages were usually recorded in the hometown of the bride.


    Powell, Kimberly. "Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths in Germany." ThoughtCo. Last modified March 3, 2019. https://www.thoughtco.com/germany-vital-records-1422812.