In the census – 52 ancestors in 52 weeks

I have some catching up to do – I am one week behind. Week number 5 was all about “In the census”. And I thought a lot what to write about.

I do have an interesting story of name changes of my Koppetsch family throughout the US censuses, but I would rather like to share with you the other census sources I use. Our German ones. I figure not many of you are familiar with them.

Lübeck, Germany

There are quite a lot census records available for Lübeck, the free hanseatic city in the North of Germany. You can find all of them at ancestry with a Germany membership:

  • 1807
  • 1812
  • 1815
  • 1831
  • 1845
  • 1851
  • 1857
  • 1862
  • 1871
  • 1875
  • 1880

Here you find an overview of blogposts where I described the form of the different years and how to read them: Overview Lübeck censuses 

Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany

Mecklenburg-Schwerin was a grandduchy in today’s state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in the northeast of Germany. You can find the following years online at ancestry:

  • 1819
  • 1867
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1919

The years 1867, 1890 and 1900 can also be found at familysearch. You can go via the card catalog or use this link

Here you find an overview of the posts I wrote on how to read the different years, their content and how to read them.

I am really lucky as not a lot of censuses are available in a digital version. And two of my regions are out there – available to research from my home office. How cool is that?

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