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Mindelheim, Bavaria,  Germany
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Location of Mindelheim, Bavaria, Germany
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Bavaria is located in Germany
Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous Records
Collection years: 1407-1950
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Bayern, Mindelheim Sonstige Stadtwerke, 1407-1950
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What is in This Collection?

This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Mindelheim covers the inclusive years of about 1407-1950. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German. This collection may include the following records:

  • Church records
  • Compiled biographies, genealogies and charts, and history
  • Population records
  • Immigrant lists, passenger lists, seaport arrivals, etc.
  • Directories
  • Land and property indexes
  • Civil registration
  • Probate records
  • Public records

Most of the time these records are created to help civil authorities and for the benefits of its citizens.

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These records are in German. For help reading these records see the following guides:

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Names of parents, children, witnesses
  • Dates and places of events, ages
  • Residence and religion of principals
  • Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record
  • Legitimacy

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What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records in the country
  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Consult the Germany Record Finder to find other records
  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies

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Collection Citation
"Deutschland, Bayern, Mindelheim, ausgewählte Bestände des Stadtarchivs, 1407-1950." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org  : 20 April 2017. Stadtarchiv Mindelheim (Mindelheim City Archives).
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