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Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Prussia, Brandenburg, Eberswalde, Stadt-Verzeichnisse

Record Description

This collection contains city directories for the city of Eberswalde. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Often included are classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest. Original city directories are located in the Kreisarchiv Barnim, Brandenburg, Germany. These records are in German.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Eberswalde, City Directories, 1890-1919.

Record Content

These city directory records may include the following information:


  • Full name of ancestor
  • Names of family members
  • Name of spouse
  • Residence
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

The information varies by year; later years contain more information than the early years. Any of the following detail may be included in the record:

  • Full name
  • Address or residence
  • Birthdate and place
  • Religion
  • Nationality

How to Use the Record

Next to parish registers, citizen rolls provide some of the best family information. To begin your search you need to know at least the name of your ancestor and some identifying information such as birthdate. If you know only the age, you can approximate the birthdate. Use the birthdate and place, to locate your ancestor in church records.

For Help Reading These Records

The records are in written in German Gothic script. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:

Search the Collection

To search the collection, ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate “Jahr” 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.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Tips to Keep in Mind

When using these records keep in mind:

  • The information may be incorrect.
  • The ages listed may not be correct.
  • A given name may not be the same as the name used in vital records.
  • Names may be spelled as they sound. Look for variant spellings of the names as well as nicknames.
  • Place-names may be misspelled.
  • Some parts of the record may be illegible.
  • If the family is not at the expected location, you should search the surrounding area.
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Contributions to This Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

District Archives. Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Eberswalde, City Directories. Barnim County Archives, Eberswalde, Germany.


Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Eberswalde, City Directories, 1890-1919.


 

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