Hermann and Elly's marriage certificate among several major Ringel developments

The hits keep on coming. One of our most long-sought-after documents has just turned up, courtesy again of the Berlin Landesarchiv and its publishing arrangement with Ancestry.com. It is the marriage record of Hermann Ringel and Elly Wohlgemuth in Berlin-Weissensee on April 20, 1922.

Other than the date that we did not know, the other information is consistent with what we know. The groom resides at Lothringer Strasse 4a in Berlin, the bride at Woelckpromenade 6 in Weißensee. The back page of the record with witnesses and signatures is not provided. The date, too, is not especially surprising, coming roughly 18 months before the birth of the daughter Helga. Still, it is excellent to have that information and the image of the front of the record. 

The funny thing is that I could not get this information from the Landesarchiv when I was there two years ago. At that time, they could only retrieve the record if I knew the date, which of course I did not. Now it seems all marriages in Berlin from 1874 to 1936 are accessible in a Landesarhiv database. Ancestry provides a search form where you can enter just the names of the marriage parties and the record is found. 

Even better, with Ancestry hints, I didn't even have to go looking for it. There was a new leaf for Hermann Ringel and there it was, lo and behold!

This happened in the afternoon on a day that I had already made two other important Ringel discoveries. I will cover them in the next post.

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