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Types of Population Records
To use the records, you must know the approximate years a person lived in a town. The records usually give a person's name, birth date, birthplace, occupation, each residence in the city, and where he or she moved. These records supplement church records and civil registration. The Family History Library has a selection of these records, most notably in Hamburg, Sachsen, and Thüringen. For example, the library has over 4,000 films for Leipzig (1890-1949). Population registers are found in the Place Search of the catalog under:
GERMANY, [STATE], [TOWN] - POPULATION
GERMANY, [STATE], [TOWN] OCCUPATIONS
This Melde Heading sample is translated below:
Column 1. Day of Arrival
Column 2. Name, also with females, include name of father
Column 3. Status or Occupation
Column 4. Birthdate - Day Month Year
Column 5. Birthplace and district
Column 6. Religion
Column 7. Nationality
Column 8. Previous residence
Column 9. Day of leaving
Column 10. New residence
Lists of Inhabitants
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