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

This index is an electronic index for Germany deaths and burials for the years 1582 to 1958. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

A Coverage Table for this collection is available in the wiki article Germany Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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

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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records
  • Search for an obituary or a cemetery record
  • Search for the actual death certificate

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Germany Record Finder to find other records
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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


Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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