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Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Preußen, Rheinland, Brühl, Zivilstandsregister

Record Description

This collection will contain civil registration records of births, marriage proclamations, and deaths from 1798-1875. Civil registration of births, marriages, marriage proclamations, and deaths for Brühl, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany. Because of legal restrictions, only an index of these records. No images are available.

The first documentary reference to Brühl was recorded in 1180. A Cologne archbishop founded a manor house to administer local estates. In 1285, an archbishop gave Brühl its city charter and established self-administering courts. In 1469 Brühl became the capital of the county and Cologne Archbishops chose the city as the location of their residence. For almost 150 years the Cologne Archbishops territory was ruled from Brühl, according to the city's website. The city is home to the famous Augustusburg Castle.

Record Content

Birth records found in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Birth date
  • Child’s name
  • Child’s gender
  • Name of parents
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Religion
  • Place of birth

Marriage records found in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Date of marriage
  • Groom’s name
  • Groom’s birth year and age
  • Names of groom’s parents
  • Bride’s name
  • Bride’s birth year and age
  • Names of bride’s parents
  • Place of marriage

Death records found in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Date of death
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Name of parents
  • Name of spouse (if applicable)
  • Place of death

How to Use the Record

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

When searching:
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, 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.

Search the Collection

To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

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 estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities such as Vochern, Rodenkirchen, Wesseling, Walberberg,and Erfstadt.

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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:

"Germany, Prussia, Rhineland, Brühl, Civil Registration, 1798-1875." Index. FamilySearch. : accessed 2014. Citing Bürgermeisterei. Personenstandsarchiv, Brühl. (Mayoralty, Civil Archives Brühl).

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.


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