Germany, Bavaria, Dinkelsbühl Miscellaneous City Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Germany, Bavaria, Dinkelsbühl Miscellaneous City Records, 1804-1946
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|Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria, Germany|
|Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Location of Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria, Germany|
|Map of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Location of Germany in Europe|
|This locality is located in Germany.|
|Record Type||Miscellaneous City|
|Title in the Language:||Deutschland, Bayern, Dinkelsbühl Diverse Stadtwerke, 1804-1946|
|Archiv Dinkelsbühl (Dinkelsbühl City Archives)|
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes records from 1804 to 1946.
This is a collection of marriage supplements, residency records, and emigration records for Dinkelsbühl, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. Most of the records in this collection are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German. This collection of mixed records from the city archives includes records such as, emigration from 1836 to 1927 and vital records from 1805 to 1939. These records were created by civil authorities to keep a record of the citizens and their events in life and for the benefits of its citizens. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying information about the creation of any of the types of records in this collection here. Most of the records listed in this collection are reliable to a point, depending on the knowledge of the person giving the information and the person that received it and wrote it. The most used records for genealogical research are the civil registration records after 1876 and the church records. However, if those are not available, the emigration records are also reliable and great records to search for data that will help find other family members and other records.
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- Consult the Germany Record Finder to find other records
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