Germany, Saxony- (Sachsen-) Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, City Directories, Citizen Rolls, Residence Lists, and School Directories - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, City Directories, Citizen Rolls, Residence Lists, and School Directories, 1700-1933
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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
Collection years: 1700-1933
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Adreßbücher, Bürgerrolle, und Häuserlisten 1583-1962
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Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, Sachsen-Anhalt [Halberstadt District Archives, Saxony-Anhalt]

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is comprised of civil registration, church records, school records, military records, funeral sermons, citizen rolls, and city directories from the Halberstadt Kreisarchiv (district archives), Saxony-Anhalt, Germany from 1700-1933. These records are in German with some Latin in the funeral sermons.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in German. For help reading them see:

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Halberstadt Kreisarchiv, City Directories, Citizen Rolls, Residence Lists, and School Directories,1700-1933.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of Declarant/Father
  • Declarant's Age, Occupation and Residence
  • Name and Gender of Child
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Parents' Names, including Maiden Name of Mother
  • Names of Witnesses or Godparents, their Age, Occupation and Residence


  • Date and Place of Baptism
  • Given Name of Child
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Parents' Names and Occupation of Father
  • Legitimacy of Child and Parents
  • Names of Godparents


  • Date and Place of Marriage
  • Groom's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
  • Names of Groom's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
  • Bride's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
  • Names of Bride's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
  • Birthplaces of Bride and Groom
  • Date of the Marriage
  • Witnesses' Names, Age and Occupation

Death / Burial

  • Date and Place of Death and Burial
  • Name and Age of Deceased
  • Cause of Death
  • Father of Deceased and his Occupation
  • Date and Birthplace of Deceased
  • Marital Status of Deceased
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse
  • Names of children

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Place Record Type Start Year End Year
Halberstadt Adreßbuch 1841 1933
Halberstadt Bürgerrolle 1833 1837
Halberstadt Häuserlisten 1781 1878
Halberstadt Polizeiakte, Häusliche Niederlassungen 1863 1868
Halberstadt Polizeiakte, Nachweisung ausländischer Personen 1853 1873
Halberstadt Schulverzeichnis, Aufnahme Liste der Realschule 1870 1884
Halberstadt Schulverzeichnis, Nationale der Schüler der Quarta der Königl. Höhere Gewerbeschule 1875 1901
Halberstadt Schulverzeichnis, Nationale der Schüler der Unter Secunda der Königl. Höheren Gewerbeschule 1874 1901
Halberstadt Schulverzeichnisse, Inscriptionsbuch für die Domschule 1759 1819
Halberstadt Schulverzeichnisse, Schulbuch für die gelehrte Domschule 1808 1840
Wehrstedt Häuserlisten 1700 1868

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of the person
  • Date of the record

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • If available, check the image for additional information
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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