Germany, Bavaria, Nördlingen, Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Germany, Bavaria, Nördlingen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1385-1943
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|Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Location of Bavaria, Germany|
|Map of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Bavaria is located in Germany|
|Record Type||Miscellaneous Records|
|Title in the Language:||Deutschland, Bayern, Nördlingen Archivgut|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What do I do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Bavaria covers the inclusive years of about 1385 to 1943. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms.
This collection may include records such as:
- Church records
- Citizenship rolls
- City directories
- Emigration records
- Genealogy records
- School records
Most of the time these records are created to help civil authorities and for the benefits of its citizens. Most of the records listed in this collection are reliable to a point, depending on the knowledge of the person giving the information and the person that received it and recorded it. The most used records for genealogical research are the civil registration records after 1876 and the church records before that date. However, if those are not available, the population registers (census) and emigration records are also reliable and great records to search for data that will help find other family members and other records.
Reading These Records
These records are in German. For help reading these records see the following guides:
- German Language and Languages
- German Genealogical Word List
- Germany Handwriting
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To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
These records may contain the following information:
- Names of parents, children, witnesses
- Dates and places of events, ages
- Residence and religion of principals
- Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record
How Do I Search This Collection?
It is helpful to know at least one of the following:
- Your ancestor's name
- Age or birth date
- Names of family members
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
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?
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?
- 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 the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?
- 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
- Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies
- Consult the Germany Record Finder to find other records
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
"Deutschland, Bayern, Nördlingen, ausgewählte Bestände des Stadtarchivs 1385-1943." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Stadtarchiv Nördlingen (Nördlingen City Archives).
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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