It's your lucky day my friend. I can't help you with
Rodenberg but I happen to have in my possession
contact information for a man in Osterode with access
to the church records. His name is Hans Arnold
Poehling and his address is AN DER Pfahlbreite 33
D-37520 Osterode am Harz. He'll charge you 30 euros
As far as accessing the records yourself my
understanding is that at least some (if not more than
some) churches charge for access in Germany now. I
know of three old Lutheran churches in Osterode: St.
Marien, St. Aegidien, and St. Jacobi. The archive in
Osterode does not have the parish records, but if
there is an archive in Rodenberg (contact the local
government if you can't find access to one online or
in the phone book) they may be able to point you in
the right direction.
I'm Mike B�ger and I'm looking for any information
about B�ger's in the regio Lippe. Specialy 2 places
Rodenberg (Deister-Hannover) and Osterode am Harz.
I want to ask if somebody knows how I can find the
church-books of Rodenberg & Osterode. I'm from
Holland and I want to visit Germany to search the
birth, mariage & death records from those city's.
My -old-father Johannes B�ger was born in Rodenberg
in the year 1778. He came to Holland and maried
there Johanna Ponsen.
His father was Johann Conrad B�ger. He was probably
born in Osterode on 22-1-1739 and he maried (1763 or
1768) Sophie Charlotte Meyer. She came from
Rodenberg. He died 1809 in Rodenberg. His father was
named Conrad B�ger and he was born probably also in
Osterode. He was tailor (schneider) in Osterode.
I know that a lot of church records ar on
microfische. Maybe in Detmold or Hannover.
If you know where I have to search please let me
Mike B�ger> Castricum - Holland
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