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Bürgerbücher

In Germany as well as in the Kingdom of Saxony, authorities kept the so called Bürgerbücher or Bürgerrollen (lists of people who lived in cities, who had been given the right to live in a city (Neubürger) because they paid a sum of money for the privilege ( the sum was lower when a new citizen married a girl or a widow from a particular city). They now had the privilege to practise a profession, they had voting rights, but they also had to pay taxes and defend the city. Well into the 19th century such books are a well-documented source in which one can find where the new citizens originated from. Bürgerbücher are the invention of cities, therefore, one can find such documents only in cities. When cities did not publish Bürgerbücher one may find information about new citizens in their yearly accounting books (Stadtrechnungen or Ratsprotokolle). Often Bürgerbücher were published. A search in KVK is recommended. http://www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/hylib/en/kvk.html&nbsp

This is a databak which  will give titles of Bürgerbücher and where such titles can be found.

Source:  GenWiki Bürgerbuch


The Family History Library Catalog has directories for Saxony under the keyword search: Häuserlisten, Haushaltsseelenlisten, Bürgerrolle and Bevölkerungslisten.

The Naumburg Bürgerbuch is online

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