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  • Welcome to German genealogy and history at GoAncestry! On these pages we are focusing on the State of Hamburg. We are striving to provide information and guides that highlight emigration from Germany to North American regions. Many of our users are looking back towards their ancestors, but we also wish to help those in the homelands find the paths their descendants took after they departed.

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The table below lists the Districts of the State of Hamburg. This is a good starting place when preparing for research about German ancestors. Though maps change over time and rulers as well, records of specific localities may still be found in the current State archives. Sometimes there are even challenges finding the right alignment of a record to the archive based upon the date the historical record was created. Please refer to the sitewide forum collaboration link above to share information or ask questions.

As a Hanseatic City there is a slightly different designation for the various sections of Hamburg.

Urban District Associated Villages Notes
Altona Altona-Altstadt, Altona-Nord, Bahrenfeld, Blankenese, Groß Flottbek, Iserbrook, Lurup, Nienstedten, Osdorf, Othmarschen, Ottensen, Rissen, Sternschanze, Sülldorf  
Bergedorf Allermöhe, Altengamme, Bergedorf, Billwerder, Curslack, Kirchwerder, Lohbrügge, Moorfleet, Neuengamme, Neuallermöhe, Ochsenwerder, Reitbrook, Spadenland, Tatenberg  
Eimsbüttel  
Hamburg-Mitte Billbrook, Billstedt, Borgfelde, Finkenwerder, HafenCity, Namburg-Altstadt, Hamm, Hammerbrook, Horn, Kleiner Grasbrook, Neustadt, Neuwerk, Rothernburgsort, St. Georg, St. Pauli, Steinwerder, Veddel, Waltershof, Wilhelmsburg  
Hamburg-Nord  
Harburg  
Wandbek Bergstedt, Bramfeld, Duvenstedt, Eilbek, Farmsen-Berne, Hummelsbüttel, Jenfeld, Lemsahl-Mellingstedt, Marienthal, Poppenbüttel, Rahlstedt, Sasel, Steilshoop, Tonndorf, Volksdorf, Wandsbek, Wellingsbüttel, Wohldorf-Ohlstedt  
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