I can't find the historocal record of Steele (near Essen in Germany) in the period before 1815.
Can you help me?
That may be all FamilySearch has at this time.
To dig deeper, read the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Start here: https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Rhineland_(Rheinland),_Prussia,_German_Empire_Genealogy
@Peterde Vreede, there are records for Steele, Germany in the FamilySearch Catalog. Please, check to be sure that this is the area for which you are interested.
The Catalog can be easily searched by clicking Search : Catalog; and entering the location for which you'd like to see records.
Hope this helps. If not, please let us know.
Thank you for the link ti the records of Steele in Germany!
The baptisms end in 1809. I'm searching fot a baptism in 1813. Are there records for Steele in 1813?
With kind regards,
Peter de Vreede
If records exist but just have not been released to FamilySearch, you might try contacting the local Church in Germany. Consult the Wiki to see if one is listed there, or you might try writing or calling the local church directly. If you are not sure if your ancestors were Catholic or Protestant, you'll probably want to contact both.
I did a quick Google Search for "steele germany kirche" and it listed both the Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church. Click on the link to their website. Google Translate can help in reading their websites in English. You can then find contact information to either call or send an email. I find it a good idea if you write, to send the letter in English followed by a Google Translation into German.
They will likely be able to tell you where those records are held and how to contact the appropriate archive.
Best wishes in your search!