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Here is a link to start research in the city of Bremen. The link contains information about emigration, family books from various areas of Bremen locations, citizenship lists, civil registration  
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Guide to '''Bremen ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records for Bremen==
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Most of your genealogical research for Bremen will be in three main record types: civil registration, church records, and, when available, a compiled town genealogy ("'Ortssippenbuch" or "Ortsfamilienbuch" in German). These articles will teach you how to use these records on digital databases, as microfilms, or by writing for them.<br>
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*[[How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records for Bremen, Germany|'''How to Find Births, Marriages, and Deaths''']]
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*[[Bremen Civil Registration|'''Civil registration''']]
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*[[Bremen Church Records|'''Church records''']]
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*[[Bremen Ortsippenbücher|'''Town genealogies''']]
  
http://www.genealogy.net/vereine/maus/datenbanken/index.php?lang=de
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==For German Research, You Must Know Your Ancestors' Town==
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*To begin using the records of Germany, knowing that your family came from Bremen might not be enough to use the records of Germany. Records are kept on the local level and Bremen had several parishes, so clues to the parish they came from can be very important.  
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*Details about the town will also help:
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**where the closest Evangelical Lutheran or Catholic parish church was (depending on their religion),
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**where the civil registration office ("Standesamt") was, and
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**if you have only a village name, you will need the name of the larger parish it was part of.
  
Bremen/Linkliste http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Bremen/Linkliste
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==Research to Find the Town==
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If you do not yet know the name of the town of your ancestor's birth, there are well-known strategies for a thorough hunt for it. 
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*Use [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Gathering_Information_to_Locate_Place_of_Origin '''Gathering Information to Locate Place of Origin'''] as a guide in exhausting every possible record to find what you need.
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*Or watch this webinar: [https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/870 '''Online Class: Finding German Places of Origin''']
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<br>Bremen can be easier than other large German localities because some indexes covering much of Bremen. Here are several:
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====Indexes to Births, Marriages, and Deaths at Bremen====
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*[http://www.die-maus-bremen.de/datensammlung/lebensdatenregister/ Die Maus, Index to Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Bremen Church Books], index, ($)
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====Emigration, Immigration, and Passenger Lists====
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[http://www.deutsche-auswanderer-datenbank.de/ German Emigration Database at Bremerhaven]
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*[http://www.bremer-passagierlisten.de/ Bremer Passagierlisten]
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*[http://die-maus-bremen.de/datensammlung/seepaesse-1592-1621/ Seaman's Licenses], 1806-1878. Index, ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1272 Bremen, Germany Ships Crew Lists (Bremer Musterungslisten der Schiffe)],($). 1815-1917. Index and images. In German.<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1065 Bremen, Germany Sailors Registry (Bremer Seeleuteregister)], ($). 1824-1917. Index and images. In German.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1271 Bremen, German Desertions of Sailors, 1855-1874 (Seemansamt Bremen, Deserteurlisten, 1855-18740]. Index and images.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9867 Germany, Bremen, Select Passenger Departure Lists (Deutschland, Bremen, ausgewählte Namenskartei aus den Bremer Schiffslisten)], ($). 1904-1914. Index and images. In German.
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*{{RecordSearch|1787826|Germany, Bremen Passenger Departure Lists (Deutschland, Bremen, Namenskartei aus den Bremer Schiffslisten)}}. 1904-1914. Index. Incomplete.
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====Compiled Genealogies====
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*[http://die-maus-bremen.de/datensammlung/maus-familien/ Mous Families-Members], ($)
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*[http://die-maus-bremen.de/datensammlung/familienkundliche-sammlungen/ die Maus Family Collections, Gray Binders], ($)
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*[http://die-maus-bremen.de/datensammlung/stammtafeln-1824-1933/ die Maus, Family records, 1824-1933], index, ($)
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====Directories====
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*[http://brema.suub.uni-bremen.de/periodical/titleinfo/928434 Bremen Address Books (Bremer Addressbuecher)],1794-1955. in German.
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*[http://die-maus-bremen.de/datensammlung/bremer-einwohner-verzeichnisse/ Directories on die Maus], 1794-1955, ($)
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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==If You Know the Town, Next Use Meyers Gazetteer==
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Once you know the town name you need, the other facts you need are contained in '''''Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-lexikon des deutschen Reichs''''', the gazetteer on which the FamilySearch catalog for Germany is based.
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*Use [http://www.meyersgaz.org/ '''MeyersGaz'''], the digital gazetteer, to find the details you need, particularly the Bezirksamt it belonged to, found after (BA) and the Regierungsbezirk (Administrative District) Niederbayern (RB).
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*[http://www.meyersgaz.org/help/help.html '''MeyersGaz Help Guide''']
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*[[Abbreviation Table for Meyers Orts und Verkehrs Lexikon Des Deutschen Reichs|'''Abbreviation Table''']]
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*'''Here is part of an entry from MeyersGaz.org. '''
  
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#'''Wellheim is in Eichstätt Bezirksamt (BA).'''
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#'''It is in Regierungsbezirk (Administrative District) Middle Franconia (MFranken)  (RB)'''
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#'''It has its own Standesamt (StdA) or civil registration office.'''
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#'''It has one Catholic parish church (kath. K.).'''
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#'''By clicking on the "Ecclesiastical" option, we learn that the Protest church for Wellheim is in Eichstätt.  We also find other nearby churches.'''
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== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
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*[http://www.genealogy.net/vereine/maus/datenbanken/index.php?lang=de '''Die Maus''']: The link contains information about emigration, family books from various areas of Bremen locations, citizenship lists, civil registration
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*[[Germany, Bremen Name Card Index to Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Germany, Bremen Name Card Index to Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Recods)]]
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*[[German Word List|German Word List]]
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*[[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin Word List]]
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*[[Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)|Handwriting]]
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*[[Germany - German Handwriting 1500s - 1920 (Kurrentschrift)|Handwriting Guide]]
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*[http://script.byu.edu/german/en/welcome.aspx German Handwriting Tutorial]
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*[http://www.kurrentschrift.net/index.php?s=schreiben: Kurrentschrift Converter] (enter German genealogical word, click on "convert", view your word in Kurrentschrift (Gothic handwriting)
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===Latin Records===
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Records of the Catholic church will usually be written in Latin:
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*[[Latin Genealogical Word List|'''Latin Genealogical Word List''']]
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[[Germany, Bremen Name Card Index to Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Germany, Bremen Name Card Index to Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Recods)]]
 
 
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Guide to Bremen ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records for Bremen

Most of your genealogical research for Bremen will be in three main record types: civil registration, church records, and, when available, a compiled town genealogy ("'Ortssippenbuch" or "Ortsfamilienbuch" in German). These articles will teach you how to use these records on digital databases, as microfilms, or by writing for them.

For German Research, You Must Know Your Ancestors' Town

  • To begin using the records of Germany, knowing that your family came from Bremen might not be enough to use the records of Germany. Records are kept on the local level and Bremen had several parishes, so clues to the parish they came from can be very important.
  • Details about the town will also help:
    • where the closest Evangelical Lutheran or Catholic parish church was (depending on their religion),
    • where the civil registration office ("Standesamt") was, and
    • if you have only a village name, you will need the name of the larger parish it was part of.

Research to Find the Town

If you do not yet know the name of the town of your ancestor's birth, there are well-known strategies for a thorough hunt for it.


Bremen can be easier than other large German localities because some indexes covering much of Bremen. Here are several:

Indexes to Births, Marriages, and Deaths at Bremen

Emigration, Immigration, and Passenger Lists

German Emigration Database at Bremerhaven

Compiled Genealogies

Directories


If You Know the Town, Next Use Meyers Gazetteer

Once you know the town name you need, the other facts you need are contained in Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-lexikon des deutschen Reichs, the gazetteer on which the FamilySearch catalog for Germany is based.

  • Use MeyersGaz, the digital gazetteer, to find the details you need, particularly the Bezirksamt it belonged to, found after (BA) and the Regierungsbezirk (Administrative District) Niederbayern (RB).
  • MeyersGaz Help Guide
  • Abbreviation Table
  • Here is part of an entry from MeyersGaz.org.

The most important facts here are:

  1. Wellheim is in Eichstätt Bezirksamt (BA).
  2. It is in Regierungsbezirk (Administrative District) Middle Franconia (MFranken) (RB)
  3. It has its own Standesamt (StdA) or civil registration office.
  4. It has one Catholic parish church (kath. K.).
  5. By clicking on the "Ecclesiastical" option, we learn that the Protest church for Wellheim is in Eichstätt. We also find other nearby churches.
Main Entry Page



Wellheim.png

Ecclesiastical Page



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Research Tools

Latin Records

Records of the Catholic church will usually be written in Latin:


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