Family book: Exhibition
The family register was a civil status register that was created ex officio after each marriage in Germany and kept at the registry office. It contained information about the spouses, the dates of marriage, the use of the names of the spouses, parents and children of the spouses and the termination of the marriage. The family book is not to be confused with the family register, which is owned by the family and contains a collection of documents (marriage certificates, birth certificates, death certificates).
With the entry into force of the amendment to the Civil Status Act on 1 January 2009, the creation of the family register ceased to apply.
The family registers created up to 31 December 2008 are continued as marriage records in accordance with § 77 (2) of the Civil Status Act and are located at the competent office where the marriage was contracted.
Who should I contact?
The jurisdiction lies with the municipality, the Joint Community and the city in which the marriage was contracted.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.