Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Kingdom of Prussia - Province of Sachsen III, RB Magdeburg, by Kevan Hansen, 187 pp
German Map Guide Volume 29 – Hard Cover (Item #FR0058):
ISBN-13: 978-1-933194-53-0 ISBN-10: 1-933194-53-7
Library of Congress Control Number: 2007939546
Volume 29 of the German Map Guide series was published in December of 2009. This volume includes a total of 1,373 places - mostly towns, found in the Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Sachsen III (Saxony) region of Magdeburg. This is the final Sachsen volume. 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 twenty-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.
Each volume of the series does the following:
See the user's comments at the end of this listing - after the following index.
The following places are found in this volume.
Comments about Volumes in the Map Guide to German Parish Registers Series
The Map Guide to German Parish Registers - Grandduchy of Hessen is a most impressive beginning for a series of extremely important German genealogical mapping resources. Unlike ordinary German gazetteers and histories, this meticulously organized reference book provides invaluable assistance in homing in on the specific parish needed to help locate your family’s ecclesiastical records. The book is easy to use and makes locating towns referenced in genealogical documents and historical references a snap. Kevan M. Hansen’s work is sure to become a definitive reference work for German genealogists everywhere. Brilliant!
George Morgan; Aha! Seminars
This book will save you endless hours of frustration in attempting to determine which German parishes to look in for the church records of your ancestors. Not only can you instantly locate where your ancestor most likely went to church, but these clear, easy to read maps show the surrounding parishes - complete with the Family History Library microfilm numbers for each. Since most German immigrants to the US from 1709 to the 1870's came from the Grandduchy of Hessen this book is exactly what genealogists will need. Libraries will want a reference and a circulating copy of this book.
Thomas Jay Kemp; GenealogyBank.com
Thanks to the Map Guide to German Parish Registers - Grandduchy of Hessen, I found my Great Great Grandfather's Baptism. I had been searching for the parish for 6 years and thanks to Kevan Hansen’s book, I found him. I probably would have found it without the Map Guide, but who knows how many years it would have taken. I can't wait for Hessen-Nassau book to come out.
Ginni Morey; Campbell CA
Our Genealogy Library is just THRILLED that you have decided to publish this wonderful resource. It is heavily used by the library patrons and they will be excited to know that further volumes will be printed.
Tulsa City-County Library; Jan Coffman, Serials