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Local family database Soltau-Walsrode

The database includes personal data of Soltau and the church district Walsrode, located in the western Lüneburger Heide and the area of the Ostheidmark.

It is not a complete local family book, but is based on a data collection by Mr. William Hebenbrock, who took the information from the sources (s. box on German start page).

This database is worked on continuously. Each publication represents only the state of the last update; data is further collected in the background.

At this point I’d like to thank all of you, who make this database what it should be: a family database for all users, who have ancestors in this region. Many persons and families can be followed on their ways across the parishes.
Please send corrections, additions or suggestions stating the person’s data, preferably with the link to the relevant data record to the contact address given below.

Along with this database a blog has been created where interested parties can take a look at articles that show work process, searched for data or corrections in between updates:

Location information:
Exact details are often missing for many places that occur several times by that name and therefore cannot be assigned with certainty.
→ Note:
The indication of the place names has been made according to parishes because of the different affiliation. Ostenholz (Ettenbostel), Altkreis Fallingbostel, NI, DE reads as follows:
Ostenholz = parish
Ettenbostel = place
Altkreis Fallingbostel = Since Ettenbostel had to be abandoned due to the construction of the military training area, the old county name is used here. Places that still exist are assigned the present-day county (Heidekreis)
NI = Lower Saxony (according to ISO 3166-2:DE)
DE = Germany (according to ISO-3166-1)

In the alphabetical index one should consider the continuous evolution of family names. For example, check both 'Offensand' and 'Auf dem Sande,' Frieling and 'von Frieling.' Names may have a 'zum' 'zu' 'von' 'vom' or 'auf der' preceding them.
Often variations of family names were reduced to one basic form.

According to E.H. Paetzold's 'Gazeteer of Parishes and Places in the German Empire Numbering Over 50 Inhabitants' (Bischofswerda, 1901) in the city of Soltau there were 4025 persons listed in the 1895 census.

Soltau church records:
Within the context of your own family research, digital copies of individual entries can be requested.

  1. If data have not yet been recorded or have no source given yet, please use the contact email of this OFB. The request will then be forwarded within the scope of the collection.
  2. If data are already online with indication of source, please send your request with reference to the data from the OFB providing the link directly to Mr. Christian Korte via

Data protection:
According to DSGVO (European Data Protection Regulation) and supplementary the BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act) data of still living persons may not be published without their consent. My aim was therefore to remove all data and references to still living persons from the published database.
Please let me know if, despite these intensive efforts, data of living persons should still have been published unintentionally. These data will then be deleted immediately, even without any lawyer's effort.

No guarantee can be given that the data is correct. Despite all care, errors in the data cannot be completely avoided. Liability is therefore excluded.

Copyright notice:
Any commercial use of the OFB data is prohibited without the express permission of the author!

Use of Data - Cite this source:
Please use data from this OFB-/Family-Database for your own, private research ONLY by indicating the source: online Family database Soltau-Walsrode, editor: Corinna Lohr, date of last update if applicable.
Please do not publish the data under your own name without indication of source!

The data is entered with the genealogical program MacFamilyTree.

Further OFB-/Family Databases:
OFB Dorfmark
Auswanderer Soltau/Heidmark

Please send inquiries, changes and additions to the data to: Corinna Lohr ( )

:: More links
Pfeil Federal State Lower_Saxony
Pfeil County Soltau-Fallingbostel
Pfeil Soltau in the Genealogical Place Register GOV
Pfeil Genealogical Literature Soltau
Pfeil Official Homepage
Pfeil Soltau in Wikipedia
Pfeil Geographical Location, City map Soltau
Pfeil Meine Stadt: Soltau
:: Contact
For further information concerning these data and, if you have additions, corrections or questions, please contact:
Corinna Lohr