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Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Bavaria, Deggendorf Archivgut

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1600 to 1900.

This is a collection of mixed records from the city of Deggendorf. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German. Includes a card file of marriages extracted from the Catholic Church records of Deggendorf, a card file of residency and marriage applications, a card file of city council records and tax records, a card file of local nobility, and a few land records.

This collection may include records such as the following:

  • Wills and estates
  • Land and tenancy records
  • Court records
  • Tax records
  • Funeral sermons and sexton records
  • Voting registers
  • Council meeting protocols
  • Hospital books

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

Collection 1976115

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, follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Record type"
⇒Select the "Name range" 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:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Bayern items or FHL Keyword Germany, Bayern 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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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, Bavaria, Deggendorf, Miscellaneous City Records, 1600-1900." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Stadtarchiv Deggendorf.
Image Citation
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