Basic information on genealogical research in the Central Archives of the Protestant Church of the Palatine
The church registers from parishes of the Protestant Church of the Palatine (Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz) are available on microfilm and microfiche.
From 1 January 1876 on forward, the civil registry offices [Standesamt] are responsible for personal/marital status cases. For legal reasons, microfilms and microfiches can only be provided up to 1875.
Microfiche and microfilm readers and work stations for archive users are limited, therefore appointments are required:
Phone: 0049 6232-667-180/ e-mail: please use our contact form.
Mr. Wolfgang Heinz, a member of our staff, will assist you in the reading room. In other respects, all archive staff members will be glad to assist you within the scope of their other duties.
For the use of our archives, the following fees are charged according to the scale of charges and fees:
Up to ½ day: 6.00 Euro
Up to 1 day: 10.00 Euro
Copies of microfiches and microfilms made by our staff members upon customer request are 1.50 Euro each.
Copies of microfiches made by the customer himself/herself are 0.50 Euro each.
Orders for copies of microfiches and microfilms will be accepted only until 2 p. m. Up to 3 copies will be made immediately, orders of 4 or more copies will be sent to you by mail (fees plus postage).
At the present time, there is a waiting period for written requests. If at all possible, we therefore suggest that you do your own research.
The archive charges the following fees for written inquiries:
12.00 Euro for the first quarter an hour, 9.00 Euro for each additional quarter an hour of research, up to a maximum of 147.00 Euro (4 working hours)
The bank charges a fee of 12.00 Euro for checks from outside of Europe
Certification of transcripts, excerpts or copies is 6.00 Euro per page
If you are interested, an archive library is available with literature in reference to local history and geography and general history (genealogical tables, citizen books, town chronicles)
Further information can be obtained from the Central Archives (Zentralarchiv).
Phone: 0049 6232/667-181, to e-mail us please use our contact form. Because of spam filters it is possible that your email does not arrive. If you should not receive an answer within one week, please send your inquiry by postal service.