Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Nordhausen, City Directories (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Nordhausen, City Directories, 1824-1919
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Nordhausen, Saxony, Prussia,  Germany
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Record Description
Record Type City Directories
Collection years: 1824-1919
Languages: German
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Stadtarchiv Nordhausen


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes city directories for Nordhausen in Saxony. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Often included are classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest. The original city directories are located in the Nordhausen Stadtarchiv in Nordhausen, Saxony, Germany.

The information available on each record varies by year. Later years contain more information.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Full name
  • Address or residence
  • Birthdate and place
  • Religion
  • Nationality

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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  • Name of the person
  • Date of the record

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

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What Do I Do Next?

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

  • Copy down all the information from the record
  • Cite the record; see below for help citing this records in this collection
  • Use the information to find your ancestors in census records. These can help you find additional family members
  • Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year

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

  • Consult the Germany Record Finder to find other records
  • When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to help with this decision. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records
  • Try variations of given names and surnames. An individual might appear under a different name in a record for a variety of reasons:
    • They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
    • Spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so names were often spelled as recorders heard them. Pay attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try spelling variations that could have that pronunciation
    • Some women returned to their maiden names after the death of their husbands
  • Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return a broader list search results
  • Search the records of nearby locations. While a person in this period rarely ever lived more than about 20 miles from their place of birth, moves within this range were common

Record Finder

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Deutschland, Preußen, Sachsen, Nordhausen, Adreßbücher 1824-1919." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Nordhausen Stadtarchiv (Nordhausen City Archives).
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