Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Heegermühle, Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Brandenburg and Heegermühle, Prussia,  Germany
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Current Location
Parts of Brandenburg are now in Poland. Heegermühle is in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years: 1664-1824
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Brandenburg, Heegermühle, Kirche Aufzeichnungen
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Landkreis Barnim, Eberswalde

What is in This Collection?

This is a collection of Protestant Church records for Heegermühle covering the years 1664-1824. The records include baptisms, marriages, and deaths handwritten in German. For help reading the records, see Germany Handwriting.

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Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of birth
  • Baptismal date
  • Gender of child
  • Legitimacy of birth
  • Name of child
  • Parents' names
  • Father's occupation
  • Mother's religion
  • Godparents’ names

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name, age and religion
  • Groom's residence, marital status and occupation
  • Name of groom's father
  • Bride's name, age and religion
  • Bride's residence and marital status
  • Name of bride's father
  • Dates of marriage banns
  • Parents' or guardian's permission

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Age of deceased in years, months and days
  • Gender of deceased
  • Legitimacy of deceased
  • Name of deceased's father and his occupation
  • Name of deceased's mother
  • Cause of death
  • Spouse’s name if married

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  • Residence
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

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  • Use the age in the marriage records to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
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  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900. If the officiator of a marriage or death was a minister, you may be able to determine to which religion or congregation your ancestor belonged. Look for church records of the birth, marriage, or death which may provide more information on the family.

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"Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Heegermühle, Church Records,1664-1824." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Landkreis Kreisarchiv Barnim, Eberswalde (Heegermühle Evangelical Church. Barnim District Archives, Eberswalde).

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