Source Information

Ancestry.com. Delmenhorst, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Personenstandsregister Sterben. Stadtarchiv Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Deutschland.

About Delmenhorst, Germany, Deaths, 1876-1950

This collection includes death records from Delmenhorst, beginning in 1876 and continuing through 1950. Located in Lower Saxony just west of Bremen, Delmenhorst is an urban area that grew from a town that dates back to the 14th century.

Initially, registrations of births, marriages, and deaths in Germany were kept by religious denominations, but a civil registry modeled on the French system was implemented on 1 October 1874 in Prussian provinces and throughout the German Empire on 1 January 1876.

What You Can Find in the Records


These records are on standard forms that changed slightly through the years. Depending on the form, you may find the following details:

  • certificate number
  • death registration date (Note: this may not have been the death date, which appears later in the document.)
  • name of the decedent
  • religion
  • residence
  • date of death
  • birth date
  • parents’ names and residence
  • spouse’s name
  • informant
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