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Title in the Language of the Record
Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Testaments- und Nachlaßakten
This collection contains Probate records from the Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv in Potsdam, Germany. This collection consists of probated wills which will often provide names of family members and their relationships to the testator. The collection covers the years 1796 to 1853. These records are in German.
Probate records generally contain the following information:
- Name of deceased
- Death date and place
- Probate date and place
- Names of heirs (spouse and children)
- List of property or estate inventory
- Monies exchanged or transacted
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- Name of ancestor
- Death date
Search the Collection
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Surname Letter and Will Number" category 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.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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, land ownership or a parish of residence. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
|FHL Place Germany, Preußen, Brandenburg items or FHL Keyword Germany, Preußen, Brandenburg 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.
- "Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Testaments- und Nachlaßakten 1796-1853." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013. Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv, Potsdam.
|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, Brandenburg, Berlin, Probate Records, 1796-1853.|
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