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Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt,  Germany
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Record Description
Record Type Vital
Collection years: 1874-1982
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen-Anhalt, Halberstadt, Zivilstandsregister, 1874-1982
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Index of the birth, marriage and death records from Halberstadt Kreisarchiv. Included in these records are these localities Aspenstedt, Emersleben, Halberstadt, Klein Quenstedt (Kr. Halberstadt), Langenstein, Mahndorf, Sargstedt, Ströbeck, and Wehrstedt. Original records held at Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

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Birth

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  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Gender
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence

Marriage

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  • Groom’s date of birth
  • Name of bride
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  • Marriage place
  • Marriage date
  • Name of groom’s parents
  • Name of bride’s parents

Death

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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Gender
  • Birth year
  • Spouse's name
  • Parents name

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"Deutschland, Sachsen-Anhalt, Halberstadt, Zivilstandsregister, 1874-1982." Database. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 12 December 2018. Halberstadt Kreisarchiv (Halberstadt District Archives), Germany.
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