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Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Brandenburg, Heegermühle, Kirche Aufzeichnungen,

Record Description

This is a collection of Protestant Church records for Heegermühle covering the years 1664-1824.

The records include baptisms, marriages, and deaths handwritten in German.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Heegermühle, Church Records, 1664-1824.

Record Content

Baptism records generally contain the following information:
  • Date and place of birth
  • Baptismal date
  • Gender of child
  • Legitimacy of birth
  • Name of child
  • Parents' names
  • Father's occupation
  • Mother's religion
  • Godparents’ names
Marriage records generally contain the following information:'
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name, age and religion
  • Groom's residence, marital status and occupation
  • Name of groom's father
  • Bride's name, age and religion
  • Bride's residence and marital status
  • Name of bride's father
  • Dates of marriage banns
  • Parents' or guardian's permission
Death records generally contain the following information:
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Age of deceased in years, months and days
  • Gender of deceased
  • Legitimacy of deceased
  • Name of deceased's father and his occupation
  • Name of deceased's mother
  • Cause of death
  • Spouse’s name if married

How to Use the Record

Searching The Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "Record type, Year range, and Volume" 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.

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The name and surname of the person
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The name of the parents or spouse

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
  • If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in German Gothic script. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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Don't overlook 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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Evangelical Church in Germany

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Citations for This Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Heegermühle, Church Records,1664-1824." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Landkreis Kreisarchiv Barnim, Eberswalde (Heegermühle Evangelical Church. Barnim District Archives, Eberswalde).

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