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Genealogy

The Registry Office (“Standesamt”) can only perform genealogical research in the sense of family research if it holds the civil status registers of the persons being searched for. Commercial genealogical research by the Registry Office is not permitted.

 

See below for detailed information.

Competent Authority

Registry Office District Höchst ("Standesamtsbezirk Höchst"): All civil status registers

For the western districts of Frankfurt am Main, such as:

Griesheim, Höchst, Nied, Schwanheim, Sindlingen, Sossenheim, Unterliederbach und Zeilsheim

 

Registry Office District Höchst ("Standesamtsbezirk Höchst")

Seilerbahn 2, 65929 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 69 212 45570 (9 am - 12 noon)

E-Mail: standesamt.hoechst@stadt-frankfurt.deInternal Link

Registry Office District Central ("Standesamtsbezirk Mitte"): Birth and death register

For the southern, northern or eastern districts of Frankfurt am Main:

 

Registry Office District Central ("Standesamtsbezirk Mitte")

Bethmannstr. 3, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: + 49 69 212 73503 (9 am - 12 noon)

E-Mail: bestellung.urkunden@stadt-frankfurt.deInternal Link

Registry Office District Central ("Standesamtsbezirk Mitte"): Marriage and civil partnership register

For the southern, northern or eastern districts of Frankfurt am Main:

 

Registry Office District Central ("Standesamtsbezirk Mitte")

Bethmannstr. 3, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 69 212 73502 (9 am - 12 noon)

E-Mail: eheregister@stadt-frankfurt.deInternal Link

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Service description

The required civil status registers are located in the Registry Office District Central (“Standesamtsbezirk Mitte”) or the Registry Office District Höchst (“Standesamtsbezirk Höchst”), depending where the event took place.

 

How far back in time can the Registry Office (“Standesamt”) perform genealogical research?

Records of civil status registers at the Registry Office are kept for a limited period of time:

  • Birth registers 110 years
  • Marriage registers 80 years
  • Death registers 30 years
  • Civil partnership registers only exist for the period 1 August 2001 to 30 September 2017

 

The use of the civil status registers is subject to the data protection regulations of § 62 of the Personal Status Act ("PStG"). Please also see our article Ordering of certificatesInternal Link

 

After expiration of the above-mentioned retention periods, records of civil status registers are handed over to the Institute of City History (“Institut für Stadtgeschichte”) for permanent storage.

 

Procedure

What is the procedure for genealogical research?

For genealogical research, it is not advisable to come in person, as no immediate information can be given due to the extent of the research work.

 

We recommend that you contact us in writing:

 

Standesamt Frankfurt am Main

Bethmannstr. 3

60311 Frankfurt am Main

 

 

With regard to a request for extensive supra-local genealogy research, you can find numerous offers of private companies on the Internet specialising in genealogy and family research.

Fees

In the context of genealogical research, search fees are incurred. The amount depends on the search effort involved.

Further information on the fees can be found in the article Ordering of certificatesInternal Link.