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== What is in This Collection? ==   
 
== What is in This Collection? ==   
 
This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Dresden, Saxony, Germany covers the inclusive years of about 1820 to 1962 and are arranged alphabetically. Documents include citizen's oaths, birth documents, identity certificates, residency documents, passports, occupation licenses, etc. Original records are located in the Stadtarchiv Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
 
This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Dresden, Saxony, Germany covers the inclusive years of about 1820 to 1962 and are arranged alphabetically. Documents include citizen's oaths, birth documents, identity certificates, residency documents, passports, occupation licenses, etc. Original records are located in the Stadtarchiv Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
 
    
 
    
Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. For help reading these, see [[Germany Handwriting]]. This collection may include records such as:
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Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. For help reading these, see [[Germany Handwriting]]. This collection may include records such as:  
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*Wills and estates   
 
*Wills and estates   
 
*Land and tenancy records   
 
*Land and tenancy records   
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*Council meeting protocols   
 
*Council meeting protocols   
 
*Hospital books
 
*Hospital books
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
 
The following information may be found in these records:
 
The following information may be found in these records:
 
 
*Names of parents, children, witnesses   
 
*Names of parents, children, witnesses   
 
*Dates and places of events, ages   
 
*Dates and places of events, ages   
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*Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record   
 
*Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record   
 
*Legitimacy
 
*Legitimacy
 
 
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Image:Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962 DGS 007590799 00096.jpg|1898 Miscellaneous City Record  
 
Image:Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962 DGS 007590799 00096.jpg|1898 Miscellaneous City Record  
 
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==                   
 
==How Do I Search This Collection? ==                   
 
It is helpful to know at least one of the following:
 
It is helpful to know at least one of the following:
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*Age or birth date
 
*Age or birth date
 
*Names of family members
 
*Names of family members
 
 
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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                   
 
*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                   
 
*[[Germany Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
 
*[[Germany Church Records|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? ===                       
 
=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What? ===                       
 
*Consult the [[Germany Record Finder]] to find other records
 
*Consult the [[Germany Record Finder]] to find other records
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=== Record Finder ===
 
=== Record Finder ===
 
Consult the [[Germany  Record Finder]] Table to find other records
 
Consult the [[Germany  Record Finder]] Table to find other records
 
 
== Known Issues ==
 
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Dresden, Saxony, Prussia, Germany
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Record Description
Record Type Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses
Collection years: 1820-1962
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen, Dresden, Bürger- und Gewerbeakten
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Dresden, Saxony, Germany covers the inclusive years of about 1820 to 1962 and are arranged alphabetically. Documents include citizen's oaths, birth documents, identity certificates, residency documents, passports, occupation licenses, etc. Original records are located in the Stadtarchiv Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Saxony, Germany.

Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. For help reading these, see Germany Handwriting. This collection may include records such as:

  • Wills and estates
  • Land and tenancy records
  • Court records
  • Tax records
  • Funeral sermons and sexton records
  • Voting registers
  • Council meeting protocols
  • Hospital books

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

For help reading these German records see the following guides:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962.

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]

Click on images for a larger view.

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 Name range 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]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • 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?[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

Record Finder[edit | edit source]

Consult the Germany Record Finder Table to find other records

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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