Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Halle, Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Halle, Miscellaneous City Records, 1401-1926
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|Saxony, Prussia, Germany|
|Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Location of Saxony, Prussia, Germany|
|Map of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Parts of Saxony are located in Germany and Poland. Halle is in Germany.|
|Record Type||City Records|
|Title in the Language:||Deutschland, Preußen, Sachsen, Halle, ausgewählte Bestände des Stadtarchivs|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection consists of records from the city offices and publishers for the city of Halle (Saale), Saxony, Prussia. This collection includes burial registers, citizen rolls, a card index to citizens from the city, and city directories. Original records are located in the Stadtarchiv in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Reading These Records
For help reading these German records see the following guides:
- German Language and Languages
- German Genealogical Word List
- Germany Handwriting
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
Given the variety of records contained within this collection, it is difficult to say what information is provided in any given record. Generally though, these records at least contain the following information:
- Age or birthdate
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching, it is best to know the following information:
- Name of the person
- Date of the record
As you search, look for a record which matches this information.
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- Click on the correct Record Type link
- Click on the correct Name Range or Description link to open the image viewer
- Use the onscreen controls to move between images as you look for a match
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What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Copy down all the information from the record
- Cite the record; see below for help citing this records in this collection
- Use the information to find your ancestors in census records. These can help you find additional family members
- Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?
- When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to help with this decision. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records
- Try variations of given names and surnames. An individual might appear under a different name in a record for a variety of reasons:
- -They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
- -Spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so names were often spelled as recorders heard them. Pay attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try spelling variations that could have that pronunciation.
- -Some women returned to their maiden names after the death of their husbands
- Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return a broader list search results
- Search the records of nearby locations. While a person in this period rarely ever lived more than about 20 miles from their place of birth, moves within this range were common
Known Issues with This Collection
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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, Prussia, Saxony, Halle, Miscellaneous City Records, 1401-1926." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Stadtarchiv Halle (Halle City Archives).
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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