I have two persons that died recently in Germany since 1994. I don't know the city but I have the full name and birthdates.

Any suggestions?

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There is no single resource for such records from recent decades. These records are kept in local registrar offices (Standesämter) and are subject to regulations according to Personenstandsgesetz for at least 30 years after they were created. Afterwards, they might be handed over to a local archive where less strict regulations are in place.

For access to the records at Standesamt you have to contact the local office (of the place where the deceased person was living when he/she died) and ask for a copy (fees apply). You will get access if you are

  • parent
  • offspring or
  • partner of the deceased
  • You can also try the Standesamt of the birthplace. Recently I found birth certificates which had information on the death too, where death occured somewhere else. I am not sure but it is possible there is some information flowing.
    – kutschkem
    Aug 19, 2018 at 10:06

You can find some recent death announcements at https://traueranzeigen.noz.de/

And some 20th century ones at http://familienanzeigen.genealogy.net/

There are a couple more sites like these, but can't remember them now. I think one covered more southern areas.

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