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Subject: [<nieder>] Free Lookup - 1852 Hannover Census (May 21/22)
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 20:03:12 +0200
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All 1.8 Million Inhabitants of the Kingdom of Hanover including their
age, religion, family, status and profession

While the lists of this first detailed Hanover Census are preserved
for a great majority of the Hannoveran regions they are still not
accessable for historical and genealogical research. The reason for
this is that these lists are spread over four bigger and a number of
smaller archives throughout Lower Saxony. And in these archives
you have to check hundreds of different holdings for each of the
Ämter (districts). Last but not least the census records are not
only handwritten but do also have no kind of name indexes.

Your ancestor came from „Hannover“? But from which one of the
more than 1,000 parishes in the former Kingdom of Hanover came
s/he? You want to learn more about the appearance of your family
name in the whole area? Or about all inhabitants of the village
where your ancestors lived?

We have started to build up a data bank of the Hanover Census.
We would like to present the first parts at "Deutscher
Genealogentag" which will take place from 20 to 23 September
2002 in Bremen. Afterwards we will put the steadily growning data
bank to everyone's disposal. As a big effort is necessary to realise
the whole data input, the inquiries will not be for free.

However, we will put the current data bank to free disposal for e-
mail inquiries on Tuesday, 21 May and Wednesday, 22 May.
Everybody who sends us an inquiry for a certain person or family
name will receive an answer within a few days. On the one hand it
will show us what kind of demands has the data bank to cover and
on the other hand you may profit from the transcription and data
input work we have done so far.

We have currently recorded approximately 1 % of the people living
in the Kingdom of Hannover in 1852 - about 18,000 inhabitants who
lived in the Ämter of Hoya, Martfeld and the western part of Achim.
For all three district the "Urlisten" are completely preserved.
Recorded have been so far:

Amt Hoya (complete): Anderten, Bücken, Doenhausen, Estrup,
Gandesbergen, Hämelhausen, Hassel, Haßbergen, Hohenholz,
Hoya, Mahlen

Amt Martfeld (8 villages of the Martfeld, Eitzendorf and Wechold
not included yet): Altenbücken, Asendorf, Brebber, Calle,
Dedendorf, Duddenhausen, Essen, Graue, Haendorf, Heizendorf,
Heesen, Hilgermissen, Holtrup, Kampsheide, Magelsen,
Mehringen, Nordholz, Ruhlenkamp, Stendern, Schweringen,
Ubbendorf, Warpe, Wechold, Wienbergen, Windhorst

Amt Achim (the complete western part, so called "Westvogtei"):
Achim, Arbergen, Bierden, Bollen, Embsen, Hemelingen,
Mahndorf, Meyer- und Clüverdamm, Oyterdamm, Uesen, Uphusen

An inquiry is expecially convenient if you think that your ancestors
came from the region named above. We would be glad to receive
inquiries as well as ideas.


Kind Regards,


Jens Mueller-Koppe
Historical Research Services (HRS)


Schanzendorfer Str. 9
D - 28307 Bremen
Fax: +49 421 4842527
Tel: +49 421 4842530

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