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Offline matt94

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Letters from a German PoW - Records to match!
« on: Sunday 30 May 21 13:50 BST (UK) »

Total newbie when it comes to German records here!

I've recently obtained some letters from a German PoW who was interned in Britain in 1947. The man was writing to a lady in Strassberg (the envelope says Wurttemberg-Hohenzollern).

From the letters, it seems the man was born in September 1920. I wondered if I could find out more about his family and whether he married after his interment.

Are there any Birth or Marriage records available from that area from the mid-20th Century to be able to conduct a search?

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Letters from a German PoW - Records to match!
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 May 21 21:53 BST (UK) »
Hi Matt

German privacy laws guard the following documents for a period of:

Births 110 years
Marriages 80 years
Deaths 30 years

So a birth record for someone born 1920 will be made public in 2030