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Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Saxony, Meissen Archivgut

Record Description

This is a collection of mixed records from the city archives in the city of Meissen, covering the years 1796-1889. 

This collection also includes items from Coswig, Rittergut Scharfenberg, and Sörnewitz. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is written in German/Gothic.

This collection includes the following records:

  • Tax Records 1796-1841
  • Militia Enlistments 1846-1889

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Records may contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Dates and places
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Legitimacy

How to Use the Record

To search the collection,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “Town”
⇒Select “Record Type and Years” 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 your ancestor and 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in German/Gothic. For help reading the records, see thefollowing wiki articles:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Sachsen, Meißen items or FHL Keyword Germany, Sachsen, Meißen items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Germany Archives and Libraries.


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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Germany, Saxony, Meissen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1724-1889

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.


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, Saxony, Meissen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1724-1889." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Stadtrath. Stadtarchiv.

 

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