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Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Preußen, Sachsen, Kirchenbücher aus ausgewählten evangelischen Kirchengemeinden

Record Description

This collection of records from 1594-1951 will contain handwritten transcriptions of Protestant church records for several parishes in Saxony, Prussia. Parishes include Bibra, Burgholzhausen, Eckartsberga, Gößnitz, Kalbitz, Lißdorf, Marienthal, Niederholzhausen, Plesimar, Seena, Taugwitz, and Wallroda.

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

Record Content

Baptismal transcripts in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Names of parents
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Names of witnesses
  • Date of baptism

Marriage transcripts in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Sometimes names of grandparents
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Information about witnesses
  • Place of residence
  • Date of marriage

Death transcripts in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Name of spouse (if married or widowed)
  • Name of parents (if child or single woman)
  • Age at time of death
  • Place of residence

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "City or Town" category
⇒Select "Religion and Parish" category
⇒Select "Record type and Year range" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information in the image with what you already know about your ancestor(s). This will help you link the image to a particular ancestor. Once you have recorded the information from the image, search for more people in the same family to get more facts.

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 and 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are handwritten in German and some in Latin. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Preußen, Sachsen items or FHL Keyword Germany, Preußen, Sachsen 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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Germanic Genealogy Society

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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, Prussia, Saxony, Various Protestant Church Records, 1594-1936

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Various Protestant Church Records, 1594-1936." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Evangelische Kirche. Sächsischen Staatsarchiv Leipzig.


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