Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration Deaths Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Frankfurt, Hesse, Prussia,  Germany
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Record Description
Record Type Civil Registration
Collection years: 1928-1978
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Hessen, Frankfurt, Standesbücher 1928-1978
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Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg


What is in This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Indexes to Civil Registration of Deaths, 1928-1978.

The collection consists of indexes to civil registration of deaths for Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. Original records are located in the Hessian State Archives in Marburg and in the Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Frankfurt.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Marriage date and place
  • Death date
  • Parents names
  • Age
  • Place of residence

Collection Content

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Digital Folder Number List

This collection was published as a DGS browse collection. These collections do not include any human-readable waypoint data making them difficult to use. A table showing each DGS number and its contents can be found in Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration Deaths Indexes Digital Folder Number List. The list can be sorted by DGS number, record type, file name, and year.

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Residence
  • Age or birth date
  • Names of family members

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

To view images in this collection:
  1. Look at the Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration Deaths Indexes Digital Folder Number List article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

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.

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

Record Finder

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Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Deutschland, Hessen, Frankfurt, Standesbücher 1928-1978." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Hessisches Staatsarchiv, Marburg und Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Frankfurt (Hesse State Archives, Marburg, and Institute of Urban History, Frankfurt)
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