Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Ahnenpäße (Ancestor Passports) (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Ahnenpäße (Ancestor Passports)
This article describes a collection of records at
Halberstadt, Saxony, Prussia,  Germany
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Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917
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Location of Halberstadt, Saxony, Prussia, Germany
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Map of the German Empire, 1871-1917
Record Description
Record Type Ancestor Passports
Collection years:
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Ahnenpäße
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What is in This Collection?

This collection contains images of Ahnenpäße, or ancestor passports from the Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Basically, an ancestor passport was a declaration of pure Aryan lineage issued especially during the Nazi period in Germany.

Reading These Records

For help reading these German records see the following guides:

Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Ahnenpäße (Ancestor Passports).

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Ahnenpäße / (Ancestor Passports)

  • Full name of person
  • Birthdate and place of person
  • Occupation
  • Names of parents
  • Birthdates and places of parents
  • Occupation of father
  • Names of grandparents
  • Birthdates and places of grandparents
  • Occupations of grandfathers

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching, it is best to know the following information:

  • Name of the person
  • Date of the record

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Record Type
  2. Select Name Range or Description 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?

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 the person in census or church records

I Can't Find Who 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. A person might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
  • 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

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Germany.

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, Sachsen-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Ahnenpäße." Images. FamilySearch. : 18 May 2017. Citing Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Sachsen-Anhalt (Halberstadt District Archives, Saxony-Anhalt).
Image Citation:
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