Founded as a result of the joining of the Archive of the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD) and the Archive of the Evangelical Church of the Union (EKU). The Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD) is itself a union of all the Protestant churches in the several German states, creating an alliance of independent churches of the various Protestant denominations. The Evangelical Church of the Union (EKU) is the successor organization of the Prussian State Church.
Administers and maintains about 7000 Parish Registers from Protestant parishes which belonged to the former eastern provinces of the Protestant Church of the Old Prussian Union. These areas today belong to Poland, Russia, and Lithuania. Holds about 763 military church records of the Military Church Registers of the former Prussian army and the German Wehrmacht. Also holds about 70 Parish Registers from German-speaking congregations outside of Germany.
The German Huguenot Museum which was founded in 1980 is housed in a former tobacco factory in the Huguenot town of Bad Karlshafen. Exhibits relating to the history of the Huguenots are displayed on three floors. The society responsible for the museum is the Verein Hugenotten-Museum Bad Karlshafen e.V. It receives support from the German Huguenot Society and the town of Bad Karlshafen.
A German portal for church information. An easy to use site (only in German) which allows you to enter the name of the village and quickly learn the history of the church there, along with helpful contact information for the parish.