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Title in the Language of the Record
Deutschland, Bavaria, Nuremberg Archivgut, 1600-1936
This collection contains military, emigration and immigration records from the city archives in Nuremberg (Stadtarchiv Nürnberg). The collection includes records from the following towns: Ansbach, Beilngries, Dinkelsbühl, Eichstätt, Erlangen, Feuchtwangen, Fürth, Gunzenhausen, Heilsbronn, Hersbruck, Hilpoltstein, Lauf, Markt Erlbach, Neustadt, Nürnberg, Rothenburg, Scheinfeld, Schwabach, Uffenheim, and Weißenburg.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- City Archives of Nuremberg. Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg, Miscellaneous City Records. Staatsarchiv Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany.
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Records found in this collection may include the following:
- 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
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- Name of the ancestor
- Type of event or record to search
- Approximate date.
Search the Collection
To search the collection, follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the “Quellengattung”
⇒ Select the “Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer” which takes you to the images.
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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.
Using the Information
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. Add these pieces of information to your records. Next, look for clues that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example use the age to calculate a birthdate. Then use the birthdate, name and religion to search in church records.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- The birthplaces or places of origin can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Download or copy the record as well as the web address so you can refer back to it if necessary.
- If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile a list of every person with the same surname. You may be able to sort them into families based on the names of the parents.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Look for variant spellings of the names.
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
Related Wiki Articles
- Germany Archives and Libraries
- Germany Church Records
- Germany locating civil registration records not at the Family History Library
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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