Re: Research at Münster Archiv

Lila Garner

This was waiting until my computer was available because I didn't want to attempt a reply on my phone. I'll add my 2 cents' worth in case no one has replied.

I have not had personal experience with the Münster Archiv, but a plea on a mailing list perhaps 20 years ago was answered by a man who had access to farm histories on file there. This history took in a time period around 1700 including a divorce recorded in 1705. I don't know what to suggest except to join a German mailing list (most accept queries in English and reply in English) and ask for help finding someone who will help you. Probably this will be a professional genealogist who you will have to pay.


From: <> on behalf of Steve Frank <SFrank@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:50
To: <>
Subject: [German-genealogy-ENG] Research at Münster Archiv

I want to know if anyone has any experience with Münster Archiv


I have found listed online in their Archiv a set of documents related to my Frenk Family in Vardingholt, Germany.   It was not available online for viewing.


I want to learn best practice for gaining access to those documents.   I have worked with other Archiv in Germany and wanted to see if anyone has personal experience with Münster Archiv.


Do you know if they will scan the documents and send to me?    Do they require you from America to use a German genealogist from an approved list that they have?   Then, they will allow that Researcher to schedule a time to look at the Documents.

If so, can anyone recommend a researcher for the Münster Archiv?


I sincerely appreciate any help someone can provide.   


Best Wishes,





Steve Frank

Tiffin, Ohio


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