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Günzburg, Bavaria,  Germany
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Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917
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Location of Günzburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Map of the German Empire, 1871-1917
Current Location
This locality is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous Records
Collection years: 1586-1921
Languages: German
Title in the Language:
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Stadtarchiv Günzburg

What is in This Collection?

This collection contains records from the city archives of Günzburg, Bavaria, Germany. These records include:

  • City directories, 1914-1957
  • Marriage and residency applications, 1840-1890
  • Emigration records, 1804-1890
  • Citizen rolls, 1718-1890
  • Cemetery records
  • Land records, 1720-1790, 1826-1900
  • Jewish records, 1609-1618
  • Purchase and marriage contracts, 1586-1808
  • An index to documents, 1095-1900.

Many records in this collection are written in some variety of Gothic German handwriting or typeface and may be difficult to read even with basic knowledge of German.

For help reading Gothic German, refer to German Script Tutorial. For help with basic translation, see the German Word List.

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These records may contain the following information:

  • Names of primary individuals and their relatives
  • Birth dates and places
  • Dates of events such as births, marriages, or deaths
  • Occupation
  • Address

How Do I Search This Collection?

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To search by image:
It is helpful to know at least one of the following:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Residence
  • Age or birth date
  • Names of family members

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Quellengattung" category
⇒ Select the "Namensraum oder Beschreibung" category which takes you to the images

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

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 Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • 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 Who I'm Looking for, Now What?

  • 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. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.

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:

"Germany, Bavaria, Günzburg, Miscellaneous City Records, 1586-1921." Index and Images. FamilySearch.http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Stadtarchiv Günzburg, Bavaria, Deutschland (Günzburg City Archives, Bavaria, Germany).

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