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Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Sachsen, Freiberg Leichenpredigten,

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1614 to 1661.

This collection includes funeral sermons (leichenpredigten) housed in the Andreas-Möller Bibliothek in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. These sermons were generally prepared and given by ministers at the grave site for the wealthier and some middle class people. They usually contain information such as names, dates, places, relatives, life histories, and sometimes pedigrees for many generations. The information is subject to error as it was reported by relatives who did not always remember facts accurately. Sermons (talks) were written to honor a dead person and were adapted to the family and social context; it contains a vita, also called curriculum vitae (personalschriften), meaning a brief biographical sketch. Sermons were printed privately and distributed to commemorate the deceased person. These sermons  are handwritten in German.

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

Record Content

Records may contain the following information found in funeral sermons:

  • Names
  • Dates
  • Places
  • Relatives
  • Sometimes a pedigree

How to Use the Record

To search the collection,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Volume number”
⇒Select “Funeral Sermon” 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.

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

For Help Reading These Records

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

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Citations for This Collection

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Collection citation:

"Germany, Saxony, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons, 1614-1661" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Andreas Möller Bibliothek [Andreas Moller Library, Freiberg].

Image citation:

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, Saxony, Freiberg Funeral Sermons.

 

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