Germany Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials
Collection years: 1582-1958
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland Todesfälle und Bestattungen
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"Deutschland Tote und Beerdigungen, 1582-1958." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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