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'''Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898'''
 
  
== Record Description  ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
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This index includes selected Germany births and baptisms for the years 1558 to 1898. It is '''''not''''' complete for any particular place, region or time period. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) - FamilySearch Historical Records |International Genealogical Index]].
  
*Family Records  
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
*Church Records
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The following information may be found in these records:
*Civil Registration
 
  
It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.
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*The name of the child
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*Gender
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*Date and place of birth
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*Date and place of christening
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*Names of the parents
  
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
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== Collection Content ==
  
*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
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=== Coverage Table  ===
*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
 
*A county or state vital record registration
 
  
These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
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A coverage Table for this collection is available in the wiki article [[Germany Births and Baptisms, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
  
*They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
*They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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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]].
  
The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title. = Record History ==
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== What Do I Do Next? == 
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? === 
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*Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
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*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
  
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2000, some of the entries were published on 8 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “Western Europe Vital Records Index: Germany Region.” This is an index of some births or baptisms throughout Germany. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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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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*Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
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*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
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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]].
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Germany.
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* [[Germany Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
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* [[Germany Record Finder]]
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
 
=== Citations for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Germany Births and Baptisms, 1559-1898. &nbsp;&nbsp;IGI, digital copies of original records, and compiled records. FHL digital and microfilm copies. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
 
 
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
 
 
The key genealogical facts found in birth or baptism index entries may include:
 
 
 
*Name of the child
 
*Gender
 
*Names of the parents
 
*Birth date
 
*Birthplace
 
*Christening date (if the source is a church record)
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
 
 
== Coverage Table  ==
 
 
 
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
 
 
 
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.
 
 
 
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br>
 
 
 
{| border="3"
 
|-
 
| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Locality'''
 
| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898'''
 
| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1558-1929'''
 
| style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958'''
 
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| Baden
 
| 2,600,193
 
| 1,032,792
 
| 191,654
 
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| Bayern
 
| 3,261,551
 
| 288,387
 
| 469,532
 
|-
 
| Brandenburg
 
| 802,429
 
| 82,480
 
| 205,237
 
|-
 
| Braunschweig
 
| 4,895
 
| 962
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Bremen
 
| 37,127
 
| 272
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Deutschland (Germany)
 
| 946,524
 
| 353,094
 
| 1,242,899
 
|-
 
| Elsaß-Lothringen
 
| 0
 
| 112
 
| 402
 
|-
 
| Hamburg
 
| 274
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Hannover
 
| 47,230
 
| 17,730
 
| 22,780
 
|-
 
| Hessen
 
| 1,363,715
 
| 355,763
 
| 74,724
 
|-
 
| Hessen-Darmstadt
 
| 235,780
 
| 66,706
 
| 8,611
 
|-
 
| Hessen-Nassau
 
| 63,551
 
| 4,286
 
| 12,404
 
|-
 
| Hohenzollern
 
| 137,631
 
| 29,299
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Lippe-Detmold
 
| 585,589
 
| 156,792
 
| 6,208
 
|-
 
| Lübeck
 
| 11,445
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Mecklenburg-Schwerin
 
| 277,099
 
| 56,744
 
| 121,054
 
|-
 
| Mecklenburg-Strelitz
 
| 4,285
 
| 3,429
 
| 3,426
 
|-
 
| Oldenburg
 
| 67,002
 
| 15,256
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Ostpreußen
 
| 94,198
 
| 15,721
 
| 1,958
 
|-
 
| Pfalz (Bayern)
 
| 1,665,783
 
| 375,905
 
| 12,131
 
|-
 
| Pommern
 
| 160,271
 
| 4,232
 
| 256
 
|-
 
| Posen
 
| 240,686
 
| 44,376
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Preußen
 
| 2,930,534
 
| 643,539
 
| 711,545
 
|-
 
| Rheinland
 
| 5,681,033
 
| 1,485,690
 
| 48,091
 
|-
 
| Sachsen
 
| 10,329
 
| 2,692
 
| 1,620
 
|-
 
| Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
 
| 3,064
 
| 1,021
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Schaumburg-Lippe
 
| 323
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Schlesien
 
| 18,593
 
| 2,755
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Thüringen
 
| 1,093
 
| 307
 
| 0
 
|-
 
| Westfalen
 
| 5,397,491
 
| 1,675,687
 
| 28,850
 
|-
 
| Westpreußen
 
| 285,669
 
| 25,057
 
| 2,118
 
|-
 
| Württemberg
 
| 6,843,411
 
| 1,515,133
 
| 468,351
 
|-
 
| Totals
 
| 33,778,798
 
| 8,256,219
 
| 3,663,851
 
|}
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
 
 
 
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
 
 
 
=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
 
 
 
*[[IGI]]  
 
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
 
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
 
  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
 
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== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://home.bawue.de/~hanacek/info/earchive.htm Archives in Germany]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/germany.htm Cyndi's List in Germany]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
*[[Germany|Germany]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[Germany Civil Registration|Germany Civil Registration]]
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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.
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
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<br>The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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{{H-langs|en=Germany Births and Baptisms - FamilySearch Historical Records|pt=Alemanha, Nascimentos e Batismos (Registros Históricos do FamilySearch)}}
 
 
=== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ===
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
 
 
 
===== Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection  =====
 
 
 
"Germany Births and Baptisms, 1559-1898." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed March 24, 2011). entry for Maria Schultz, baptized 9 March 1739; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 1,043,918; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
 
 
 
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Collection years: 1558-1898
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This index includes selected Germany births and baptisms for the years 1558 to 1898. It is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • The name of the child
  • Gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of christening
  • Names of the parents

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

A coverage Table for this collection is available in the wiki article Germany Births and Baptisms, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Germany Record Finder to find other records
  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

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.
Record Citation:
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