Cause. Due to the fact that many of my ancestors were born in Alfhausen and
I wanted to have a copy of the BMD-books at home, to avoid
travelling so much.
(BMD=Baptism-, Marriage- and Death records-books).
Alfhausen lies about 100 miles from my house in the Netherlands.
I wanted these copies in the form of scans with of course a good and clear
alphabetical register of names.
After some time I got scanned all these registration records, with of course
the approval of the parish priest.
(The church also disposes of my three books and the DVD).
Totaly I made 6530 scans and "burned" them on a DVD.
For the genealogist, this is of course a very interesting and help for their
they can order the DVD by an e-mail. Price will be found at the bottom of this
On my web-site you will find all the surnames of all the persons who were
or married or died from the beginning through 1903,(the deaths till 1927), in
All these names have a date or scannumber which refer to the scans where
will find the concerning record.
Something about the
archives of the R.C. Parisch Church, St. Johann in Alfhausen. Alfhausen is located about 20 miles north of Osnabrück in the state of
The catholic church St. Johann contains not only the little place
Alfhausen but also the
hamlets Thiene, Wallen and Heeke.
Alfhausen was a very catholic community, more than 95 % of the population was
In 1800 the parish had a population of about 2030 inhabitants, of which 2000
to the catholic church.
The BMD-books, which rest at the archives of the church, contain the
whole period from
the beginning till now.
In 1679 the parish priests begun to record the births/baptism, and 10 years
later, in 1689, they also begun to registrate the marriages and deaths.
In the first 10 years we see a lot of gaps in the registration of the baptisms.
The BMD-books are in a reasonable good state.
In general the writing is very good to read, but sometimes it is bad, or the ink
has spotted over the paper, or the edge of the page is crumbled etc.
periode Number of
On the occasion of the 1000 year
existance of Alfhausen in 1977
a book has been published titled: "1000 Jahre Alfhausen 977 - 1977".
Next parish priests are called to the Alfhausen church:
Grawert 1689 -
Andreas Wilhelm Hellmann 1724 - 1740
Albert Bernard Niehuis 1740 - 1779
Johan Anton Mähler 1779 -
Dr. Joseph Mähler
1806 - 1857
Johan Henrich Anton Klasen 1857 - 1871
1872 - 1894
Ferdinand Uhlenhake 1894 - 1911
Johann Heinrich Dinklage 1911 - 1917
Hermann Johann Ratermann 1917 - 1927
What may you expect
in this web-site? In this web-site you will find all the surnames with data of all the
the parish priests recorded through the years in relation with births, marriages
To these long (alphabetical) lists belong a DVD. This DVD contains all the
of all the records the priests wrote.
As mentioned earlier, 6530 scans are made with a resolution of 150 dpi.
These scans, in fact digitalized photographs, give you a view in the BMD-books
of the church.
Another advantage is that that you can make also a print at home of a scan to
copy of a record of your relatives in the very past. (The parish of Alfhausen will have no longer
"secrets" for the genealogists.) This DVD are for sale.(see end of this page).
How does it work? When you activate one of the four hyperlinks in the framework of Periode
I, see below,
of Baptism, or Men-Marrige, or Women-Marriage, or Deaths,
for instance BAPTISM (1679
- 1811), an alphabetical list of names will appear
of the baptisms on your monitor.
These list starts with:
Now it is rather simple to find the
belonging scan to the birth/baptize of for instance:
on the DVD.
Go to the scan where you read
1774, then to the spot you read 19 March.
It turne out that scannumber 321 bap 1773.jpg (on the bottom left of the
is the right one, you read:
19 Anna Maria et Maria Gertrudt gemina et filia Henrich Alberding et
Margaretha Meijers conj. lev: Anna Maria Gohman et Maria Gertrud
Holtgrefe gd Bohman.
In the same way you will find the scans belonging to marriages or deaths.
By activating WOMEN-MARRIAGE,
a list will appear of the marriages
of the women in alphabetical order.
These list starts with:
To find a scan of a
record (of the second periode II) it goes in the same way as in
the first periode I.
When a hyperlink in PERIODE II is
activated, for instance, BAPTISM
alphabetical list will appear of the baptisms.
want to seethe scan of a birth
record of Alberding, for instance
about 1850, it turne out that scannumber 755, (bap0755.jpg),
is the right one,you read:
Wilhelm Sohn des Colon Johann
Henrich Alberding und der Bernardina April 1852Langenkamp aus Wallen. Lev: Hermann Henrich
Dressmann Wilhelm Geers Walle Maria Gerdrut
Hilsheim geboren Tecklenborg
To find a
scan of a record of a marriage or death, it goes exactly in the
How does the files look out on the DVD of the second periode II?
(notice that the deaths are
scanned till mid 1926)
Totally I made 6530 scans in the two
The meaning of some symbols you will meet in the list of the second periode II.
to America (the
meaning of a, b, c and d in the numbers, see "READ ME FIRST".) #:Died
after 1903 (till mid 1926). +Died
in First World Waras a soldier. !
A rectivication written in the original record.
The next page shows a list with names
of emigrants who left Alfhausen for mainly America.
This list is only based on the remarks the parish priests wrote afterwards in
the birth records
and does not necessarily to be complete.