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German Genealogy

Hannover / Hanover

(Provinz / Province) [Presently in Niedersachsen]

Some basic facts about Hanover: (from Uncapher, Wendy K. and Linda M. Herrick. German Maps & Facts for Genealogy. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins Books, 2002)

  • Size: 14,778 square miles (comparable to 9,838 squares of Maryland)

  • Population: 1833 - 1,662,629; 1839 - 1,722,107; 1845 - 1,773,711; 1855- 1,820,479; 1871 - 1,963,080; 1875 - 2,017,393 (1,007,725 males and 1,009,668 females)

  • Dominant Religion: Protestant

  • Since 1945 part of: Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)

  • Formerly: Kingdom

  • Prussian: 1866-1947

  • Principal crops: rye, flax, potatoes, hemp, turnips, hops, tobacco, sugar beets

  • Livestock: cattle, sheep, horses, geese, trout, salmon

  • Minerals: silver, lead, iron, copper, coal, salt

  • Rivers: Elbe, Weser, Aller, Ilmenau, Ems, Leda


Hannover (Hanover)  -

  • Auswanderung aus dem alten Amt Wildeshausen. Emigration from the former county of Wildeshausen.
  • Daverden

  • Emigrants from the Grafschaft of Bentheim.
  • Garbe, Fritz. Die Kirchenbücher in der Ev.-luth. Landeskirche Hannovers. Hannover: Carl Albrecht, 1960. (Family History Library Ref943.59 K23g; microfilm 1181595, item 5).

  • History of Hannover. World History at KMLA.

  • History of Hanover. Wikipedia.

  • Mangourit, M.-A.-B. Travels in Hanover, during the years 1803 and 1804, containing an account of the form of government, religion, agriculture, commerce, and natural history of the country. London: R. Phillips, 1806.

  • Niedersächsisches Landesarchiv (Lower Saxonian) State Archives. Click on Auswandererquellen/Emigrant Data. This opens emigrant databases for Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel, Hannover and Osnabrück. Online research is possible, however findings are in the form of reference file numbers for archival holdings only, no detailed records are available online.
  • Niedersachsen - Lower Saxony. Emigration sources for the modern state of Niedersachsen, including material for Oldenburg.

  • Niedersachsen Staatsarchiv. Search for emigrants from Hannover, Osnabrück & Wolfenbüttel 1825-1870.

  • Das Nordfriesische Auswanderer-Archiv. Emigrants from Northern Friesland database.

  • Reid, William Hamilton. A concise history of the kingdom of Hanover from the earliest periods, to its restoration in 1813: and of the house of Brunswick. London: E. Orme, 1816.
  • Tenfelde, Walter, Ing. f. Verm. Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika. Lingen : Heimatverein Lingen (Ems), 1993. An alphabetical list of emigrants from Kreis Lingen to North America appears on pages 67 to 355.