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|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Germany, Miscellaneous City Records .
- 1 Foreign Language Title
- 2 Collection Time Period
- 3 Record Description
- 4 How to Use the Records
- 5 Record History
- 6 Related Web Sites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
- 9 Sources of Information for This Collection:
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Collection Time Period
This collection of mixed records from city archives covers the inclusive years of about 1500 to 1900.
This collection of mixed records from city archives includes records such as: finding aids and indexes, wills and estates, guardian and ward records, land and tenancy records, court records, Jewish births, tax records, school records, guilds, apprenticeships, and associations, funeral sermons and sexton records, voting registers, council meeting protocols, and hospital books. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German.
The key genealogical facts found on these records may include:
- 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 to Use the Records
In order to find data in this collection, it will be necessary to know at least the name of the ancestor, the place of the event, and an approximate date.
Some records have indexes at the end of the volume. Frequently, these indexes are arranged by the given name of the individual and sometimes use the Latin form of the name. Those volumes without indexes need to be searched chronologically for the individuals sought.
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about other people listed in the record. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Use the birth or baptism date and place to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
- The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
- The parent’s origin places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Marriage date and place may help find a couple's children.
- Burial place may also help to know of a couple's migration pattern.
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile baptism entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the baptism records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married, and died in or near to the same place.
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Why This Collection Was Created
These records are created to help civil authorities and for the benefits of its citizens.
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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 wrote it. The most used records for genealogical research are the civil registration records after 1876 and the church records. 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.
Related Web Sites
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above. Examples of citations:
- United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
- Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
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Sources of Information for This Collection:
Collections of the Stadtarchiv Neuburg an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany.
Collections of the Stadtarchiv Neumarkt, Bavaria, Germany.
Digital copies of originals are also housed in different archives throughout Germany.
We welcome your assistance in adding source citation information for individual archives when collection data was collected from various sources or archives. The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.