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Deutschland, Baden-Württemberg, Kreis Rems-Murr,Zivilstandsregister, 1876-1981

Record Description

This is a collection of funeral sermons in the Andreas-Moller Bibliothek in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. These sermons were generally given for the wealthier classes and were published. 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.

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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, 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.

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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Standesamt" or “registry office.”
⇒Select the appropriate "Quellengattung or “type of source” und “Zeitraum" or “period of time” which takes you to the images.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Kreis Rems-Murr items or FHL Keyword Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Kreis Rems-Murr 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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Collection Citation:

“Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Kreis Rems-Murr, Civil Registration 1876-1981.” Images. FamilySearch. accessed 2015. Citing Kriesarchive Rems-Murr.

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