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IGS Searches - Schaumburg-Lippe Churchbooks

The Immigrant Genealogical Society Library has microfilm copies of many churchbooks for the Schaumburg-Lippe area of present Germany from the time when those areas were independent principalities or counties. This was of course before the establishment of the country of Germany in 1871.

If you have an ancestor who emigrated from this area, and you know the village or parish from which they came, we can check our lists of villages to see whether we have the churchbooks for the parish that includes your emigrants records.

If IGS does not have the parish records you need, we can refer you to someone who does have records for that parish. All Schaumburg-Lippe church records that have been released by the Buckeburg Archive are now available here in the U.S. However, because of boundary changes under different administrations, some villages on the edges of the general area may not have been under Schaumburg or Lippe at the time the churchbooks were recorded.

Send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope with your request for a specific village or parish and an approximate time. We'll tell you whether we can help you or suggest how to pursue the matter further.
Send your requests to: IGS, P. O. Box 7369, Burbank, CA 91510-7369, USA.