Local family database Soltau-Walsrode
The database includes 24,399 persons from the area around Soltau between Celle and Fallingbostel. It is NOT a complete Ortsfamilienbuch (local family history book) but rather a collection of data by Mr. William Hebenbrock, who took information from the sources listed below.
Unfortunately there are no exact places given for many of these entries. 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.
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.
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: http://ofb-soltau-walsrode.jimdofree.com/
Warranty: No guarantee can be given that the data is correct. Despite all care, errors in the data cannot be completely avoided. Lialility is therefore excluded.
Any commercial use of the OFB data is prohibited without the express permission of the author!
Cite this source: If you use data from this OFB for your private research in databases, websites or similar platforms, please provide the OFB as a (secondary) source so that other researchers can also understand where the data comes from.
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Data has been collected by Wilhelm Hebenbrock and will be complemented continously. Please send inquiries, changes and additions to the data to: Corinna Lohr ( firstname.lastname@example.org )