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Title in the Language of the Collection

Deutschland, Bayern, Passau Diverses Stadt Aufzeichnungen

Record Description

This collection consists of miscellaneous records from the city of Passau from the years 1700 to 1940. The following records are included in this collection: business licenses, Catholic and Protestant church records, residency and marriage application files, and various citizenship-related records. These records are in German.

For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Germany, Bavaria, Passau, Miscellaneous City Records, 1700-1940." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Bürgermeister-Büros. Stadtarchive Passau.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Records usually contain 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
  • Legitimacy

How to Use the Record

To search the collection:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “Record type”
⇒Select “Name range or Event type” which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

In order to find data in this collection, it will be necessary to know at least the name of the ancestor, the place of the event, and an approximate date.

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.

For example:

  • 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.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

German Word List
German Language and Language

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Germany, Bavaria, Passau, Miscellaneous City Records, 1700-1940." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Bürgermeister-Büros. Stadtarchive Passau.

 

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