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3. For birth, marriage, and death records from 1876 on, use civil registration.
===3. For birth, marriage, and death records from 1876 on, use civil registration.===
Civil&nbsp;registration&nbsp;records&nbsp;are&nbsp;records of births, marriages, and deaths kept by the government. In Baden), they were started in 1 January 1876 (with some available . In addition, Baden kept civil registration between 1799 and 1811, during the Napoleonic occupation. If your family had a birth, marriage or death recorded during that brief time period 1792-1815), it will contain great information, due to the high level of detail in French records. '''<br>  German terms for these records include ''Standesamtsregister'', ''Zivilstandsregister'', or ''Personenstandsregister''. They are an excellent source for information on names and dates and places of births, marriages, and deaths. These records are kept by the civil registrar (Standesbeamte) at the civil registry office (Standesamt). Study these links to learn what information can be found in them:
*[[Germany Civil Registration#Births (Geburtsregister)|'''Births (Geburtsregister)''']]
*[[Germany Civil Registration#Marriages (Heiraten, Ehen, or Trauungen)|'''Marriages (Heiraten, Ehen, or Trauungen)''']]
'''For a comprehensive understanding of civil registration, study the article''' [[Germany Civil Registration|'''Germany Civil Registration.''']]
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== Determining the Location of a Civil Registration Office ==
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