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| title = Germany, Bavaria, Passau, Miscellaneous City Records, 1700-1940
 
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.hot-map.com/deutschlandkarte Interactive German Map]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.ekd.de/english/ Evangelical Church in Germany]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Address books: Search]
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| RW_URL_06 = [http://www.gda.bayern.de/english/ Bavaria State Archives]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==          
 
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This collection consists of miscellaneous records from the city of Passau from the years 1700 to 1940. The following records are included in this collection:
This collection consists of miscellaneous records from the city of Passau from the years 1700 to 1940. The following records are included in this collection: business licenses, Catholic and Protestant church records, residency and marriage application files, and various citizenship-related records. These records are in German.  
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*Business licenses  
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*Catholic and Protestant church records  
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*Residency and marriage application files  
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*Various citizenship-related records.  
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===Reading These Records===
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These records are in German. For help reading these records see the following guides:
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*[[German Language and Languages]]
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*[[German Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Germany Handwriting]]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/38 Reading German Handwritten Records]
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
 
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== Record Content  ==
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
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The following information may be found in these records:
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*Names of parents, children, witnesses    
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*Dates and places of events, ages    
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*Residence and religion of principals    
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*Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record    
 
 
'''Records''' usually 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  
 
 
*Legitimacy
 
*Legitimacy
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
 
==== SEARCHING THE COLLECTION  ====
 
 
 
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select “Record type” <br> ⇒Select “Name range or Event type” which takes you to the images.
 
 
 
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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, military records, or other types of records.
 
*The parents' places of origin 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 you find 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.
 
 
 
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
 
 
 
These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
 
 
 
[[German Word List]] <br> [[German Language and Languages]] <br>
 
 
 
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*[http://germany.worldvitalrecords.com/ World Vital Records] <br>
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==
*[http://www.germangenealogygroup.com German Genealogy Group]
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It is helpful to know at least one of the following:
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*Your ancestor's name
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*Residence
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*Age or birth date
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*Names of family members
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2015585|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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# Select '''Record type'''
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*[[Germany Church Records]]<br>
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2018409 Germany, Bavaria, Passau, Miscellaneous City Records, 1700-1940]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images}}
*[[Germany Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Germany Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Germany Genealogy]]
 
  
== How You Can Contribute  ==
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
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==What do I do Next?==
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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.     
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===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===           
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*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records           
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*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 [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) vital records] in the country           
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*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           
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*[[Germany Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
  
== Citations for This Collection  ==
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===I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?===               
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*Consult the [[Germany Record Finder]] to find other records
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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful                   
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*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           
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*Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
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*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
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Germany Societies|local genealogical societies]]
  
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Bavaria, Passau, Miscellaneous City Records, 1700-1940." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Stadtarchiv Passau (Passau City Archives).}}
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]].
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* [[Germany Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* [[Germany Record Finder]]
  
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== Citing This Collection ==
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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.
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Passau, Bavaria,  Germany
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Current Location
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Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous
Collection years: 1700-194
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Bayern, Passau Diverses Stadt Aufzeichnungen
FamilySearch Resources
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Stadtarchiv Passau


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of miscellaneous records from the city of Passau from the years 1700 to 1940. The following records are included in this collection:

  • Business licenses
  • Catholic and Protestant church records
  • Residency and marriage application files
  • Various citizenship-related records.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in German. For help reading these records see the following guides:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Bavaria, Passau, Miscellaneous City Records, 1700-1940.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • 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
  • Legitimacy

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

It is helpful to know at least one of the following:

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Record type
  2. Select Name range or Event type to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Germany Record Finder to find other records
  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Germany.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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