The member area is reserved for those who have shared the information they have on their family members that originated from the Island of Fehmarn.
If you would like access to this member's only area please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and include all the information you have on your Fehmarn family. Please include two or three generations off the island if they left Fehmarn, with any birth, marriage, and death dates you have and locations of event. If you have already shared your information with me please contact me and refresh my memory with the name of your ancestor from Fehmarn. You then have your account activated in the members area.
In this section you will be given access to the family group pages, and pedigrees of over 165,000 individuals from or descended from the Island of Fehmarn.
In 1995 I started work on the Fehmarn families database, while researching members of my own family from Fehmarn. To this day I continue to extract information daily from the church books on microfilm and enter the information into the database.
With the opening of this website in December 1998 many visiting genealogist have sent in their family research on their Fehmarn ancestors to be added to the ever growing database.
In 1999 during my first trip to Fehmarn many new connections were made with those living on Fehmarn and doing research. Ruth Mackeprang made a sizeable contribution from her own research on the Mackeprang family.
During all of 2000 many researchers from all over Germany started sending in their information for their Fehmarn ancestors. Mrs. Melitta Muhl-Ehler helped with many special lookups in the actual church books and indexes.
During my third trip to Fehmarn, Karl-Wilhelm Klahn gave me special access to the Burg City Archives and his cousin Dieter Klahn continues to send information to be included in the database.
In 2001 Max-Otto Rauert shared his vast database of over 55,000 persons from Fehmarn. This collection contains information on the oldest families on Fehmarn back to the 1500’s. His database is a collection of the works from the different family associations called “Vetternschaften”. The unedited church books excerpts on 113 family names by the architect Carl Voß. Complete compositions of other family kinships by the late Mr. Laage, Höpner, and Haltermann. The Kinship Mackeprang, Rauert, and Witte by Mrs. Ruth Mackeprang and Max-Otto Rauert. Other family lines which reached very far back from Karlheinz Volkart and Mrs. Karin Kleingarn. Cartography of the Coinage Act pertaining to bankrupts “Wardierungs-akten” was completed by the late Mr. von Osten and Doctor Hoffmann.
Max-Otto Rauert’s information is slowly being added to this database so watch as many of your ancestors lines grow over the next year in the members area.
Dieter Klahn is presently researching and sharing the records of the 1900's on the Island with the database.
Christof Lehmann is indexing the very old church books in the 1600's to to included in the database.
does not come with any guarantee of accuracy. The database may contain errors
and you should attempt to verify the information by viewing the microfilmed
records available at your local LDS Family History Center or the actual church
books keep in the Neustadt church archive.
I do my best
to keep this database free of errors.
of surnames in the church records can vary greatly between records. I have done
my best to choose the most common spelling used overall throughout the records.
You can also request both ancestor and descendant reports via e-mail on your ancestors.
If you find a mistake in the information please take the time to let me know so I may research it further and correct the database.
Please only extract information on your own family. Do not share your username and password with others.
Contributions of information from Fehmarn descendants, is greatly appreciated. Sharing this information with others, thru this website, is a benefit for all.
e-mail me email@example.com
e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have found this site useful and would like to donate funds to keep the website online, please help me by making a donation. All contributions are greatly appreciated and are used to support the genealogical research done to keep this website online. You may also want to visit our "Fehmarn Gift Shop" to help support the website.
Send your check to John Kostick, 131 NE 172nd
Street, Miami, Florida 33162, USA