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NOTE Many Germany indexed birth and baptism records include in the Birthplace name, a reference to Evangelisch or Katholisch. These terms are religious affiliations (Protestant or Catholic), not place names.

Question #1: Are records that are missing from the collection available?
Answer #1: Many records of christenings that occurred in Germany have been wrongly attributed to parishes in England. These records have been extracted in the Batches listed below, with the corresponding film numbers and incorrect parishes.

BATCH NUMBER FILM NUMBER CHRISTENING PLACE RECORD WRONGLY ATTRIBUTED TO: NO. OF RECORDS
C00111-6 1055681 Stiftskirche Stuttgart, Württemberg Warkworth, Northumberland
1370
C00111-7 872873 Stadtlohn, Westfalen, Preußen Warkworth, Northumberland
1480
C00031-2 1055592 Gaisburg (Stuttgart), Württemberg Smalley, Derby
5659
C00031-3 1055601 Heslach (Stuttgart), Württemberg Smalley, Derby
4330
C00060-3 1192256 Hockenheim, Baden Great Stainton, Durham
2446
C00056-5
582925
Preußen, Westfalen, Schildesche
Embleton, Durham
4,887
C00060-4 1192256 (Sennfeld) Hockenheim, Baden Great Stainton, Durham
141
C00084-6 1056764 Beihingen (OA. Ludwigsburg), Württemberg Ryton, Durham
4364
C00098-8 572069 Linz, Rheinland, Preußen Heworth, Durham
10103
C00098-9 572069 Linz, Rheinland, Preußen Heworth, Durham
11214
C00099-0 572069 Linz, Rheinland, Preußen Lowick, Northumberland
6182
C00225-7 957271 Sankt Emmeran, Mainz, Hessen Greystoke, Cumberland
11911
C00371-9 1055655 Stuttgart, Württemberg Ampthill, Bedford
6951
C97017-2 1049991 & 1049992 Westfallen, Rhede (Kreis Borken) Westfallen, Rheda (Kr Wiedenbruck).
23757

Question #2: Some indexed entries have missing or incorrect information regarding the birth date, birth place, baptism/christening place, or film number. Is the missing/correct information available?
Answer #2: Birth/christening records that were previously viewed on FamilySearch may not currently be available on-line. This collection is one of three collections that were formed from a previous large FamilySearch collection. When the new collections were published, some of the records were omitted. This issue is being researched to determine when and if the purged records can be recovered. Since all of the records were extracted from microfilms that are still available, any missing records can be located by searching the Library Catalog and viewing the relevant films at a FamilySearch Center.

Known specifics concerning missing or incorrect information regarding the birth date, birth place, baptism/christening place, or film number are listed below:

  • The birth date and birth place may be erroneously excluded from an indexed entry. In such cases, this information can be found on the search results page (prior to opening the record).
  • Records from indexing project (batch) number C98446-5 include the wrong film number (569261). The correct film is #352010. The event place for the entire batch should be Hainfeld, Bayern, Germany.
  • Records from Batch C95431-2 are from film 565631. All records are from Niederfischbach, Rheinland, Preussen, Germany
  • Records from Batch M00730-2 are from film 1914112, Illinois Marriage records. 6 of the records found in a batch search relate to Germany births and baptisms.
  • Batch C96788-1 have Hueckelhoven, Rheinland, Prussia as location. Location should be Hüchelhoven, Rheinland, Prussia.
  • Records from Batch C96058-7, Film #: 1882637 are in the Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 collection. They have an event location as Russia, and should be in the Russia, Births and Baptisms, 1755-1917 collection.
  • The correct film number for batch C99610-2 is 70741 not 70740 as given in the record details.
  • Results from Batch C99864-2 gives film number 479298 which is Swedish Military Records. The film number is actually 579298.
  • Batch C01395-3 is missing records from August, 1712 to 1743. They can be found on Film 187159, specifically for Taufen 1651-1743, from Katholische Kirche Mündelheim (Kr. Düsseldorf).
  • Records from Batch C00458-8, Christening Place should be for Lamersdorf (Kr. Düren), Rheinland, Preußen, Germany, not for Lammersdorf (Kr. Montjoie), Rheinland, Preußen, Germany as indicated by the GS Film 174537 (which is a duplicate of the first three items of Film 174536).

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Question #3: Some batch searches show results from both Germany and England. Which is correct?
Answer #3: In some cases the same batch number has been given to two different film numbers, one from Germany and one from England. In other cases, the batch is from just one film but there has been an error by attributing the batch to two different locations. For example, see batches C00054-1 and C00054-3. The correct location can be determined by looking up the film description in the Catalog.


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