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Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia,  Germany
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Record Description
Record Type Civil Registration
Collection years: 1874-1983
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Steinburg, Zivilstandsregister, 1874-1983
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Gemeinsames Archiv des Kreises Steinburg und der Stadt Itzehoe



What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths for the district of Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Original records are located in the Gemeinsames Archiv des Kreises Steinburg und der Stadt Itzehoe (Joint Archive of the District of Steinburg and the City of Itzehoe).

Reading These Records

For help reading these German records see the following guides:

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The information in these records usually include the following:

Birth

  • Birth date
  • Name at birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence

Marriage

  • Name and status of groom
  • Name and status of bride
  • Place of residence
  • Name of bride’s parents
  • Name of groom’s parents
  • Groom’s date of birth and birthplace
  • Bride’s date of birth and birthplace

Death

  • Name of deceased
  • Age at death
  • Place of residence
  • Date of death

Collection Content

Sample Images

Digital Folder Number List

This collection was published as a DGS browse collection. The list does not contain any description of the DGS folder's content. A table listing each DGS number and its contents can be found at Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Steinburg, Civil Registration Digital Folder Number List.


How Do I Search This Collection?

It is helpful to know some of this information to search the index:

  • 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, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Steinburg, Civil Registration 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
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies

Record Finder

Consult the Germany Record Finder Table to find other records

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, Schleswig-Holstein, Steinburg, Zivilstandsregister, 1874-1983." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 17 May 2018. Gemeinsames Archiv des Kreises Steinburg und der Stadt Itzehoe (Joint Archive of the district of Steinburg and the town of Itzehoe), Germany.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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