Saxony, Germany Genealogy
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Getting started with Kingdom of Saxony research
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Doing Research in the Kingdom of Saxony
What do you know about your ancestor? When was he born, when did he marry, when did he emigrate? Do you need records from the 20th, 19th, 18th or 17th century? Keep in mind that the most correct research comes from looking up primary sources, records that were established by the authorities with which your ancestor had to do business. To begin your research:
Look for a mentor. He or she is someone who already knows a lot about your area of interest.
Establish a research community. Join a forum or genealogical society interested in your area of research.
Let others share your findings. This way your research can be checked and added upon.
Only add information from primary sources. Information found on the internet can be helpful or be a guideline, but should always be checked for accuracy!
Always make a note of where you found your information.
Here are some helpful sources for research done by century:
Source: Rene Gränz. Forschungshinweise für den Anfänger und fortgeschrittenen Forscher der Familien- und Heimatforschung in Sachsen. 8. Webmeeting-Webgenealogie-June 2012
For town and city maps in Sachsen click here and then click on "Zur Kartendarstellung". You can use a specific street address if you know it.
Another online map showing towns and administrations (Amtsgerichte = Lower Courts) can be found here
This site will give you parish jurisdictions and other interesting and helpful information regarding towns and cities in Sachsen.
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Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:
This is a website featuring Saxony in quite great detail about regions and cities
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