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Title in the Language of the Records
Deutschland, Bavaria, Landsberg am Lech Archivgut
This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Landsberg am Lech covers the inclusive years of about 1836-1939. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German.
The reliability of these records depends on the knowledge of the person giving the information and the person that received it and recorded it. The most used records for genealogical research are the civil registration records after 1876 and the church records before that date. However, if those are not available, the population registers (census) and emigration records are also reliable and great records to search for data that will help find other family members and other records.
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
Records found in this collection may include 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
How to Use the Record
In order to find data in this collection, it will be helpful to know the name of the ancestor, the place of the event, and an approximate date.
Search the Collection
To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the “Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer" category which takes you to the images
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in German. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:
Using the Information
- 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.
Tips to Keep in Mind
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.
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.
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Citations for This Collection
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.
- "Germany, Bavaria, Landsberg am Lech Miscellaneous City Records, 1700-1950." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Stadtarchiv Landsberg am Lech [Landsberg am Lech City Archives, Landsberg am Lech].
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