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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Deutschland, Anhalt, Dessau, Stadt-Verzeichnisse
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Deutschland, Anhalt, Dessau, Stadt-Verzeichnisse  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains city directories for Dessau, Anhalt, Germany. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and by given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Often included are classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest. Original directories are located in the Stadtarchiv Dessau, Saxony Anhalt, Germany.  
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These records are in German. This collection contains city directories for Dessau, Anhalt, Germany. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and by given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Often included are classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest. Original directories are located in the Stadtarchiv Dessau, Saxony Anhalt, Germany.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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[[Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:  
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Image:Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories DGS 7251989 09.jpg|City Directory
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Image:Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories DGS 7252003 016.jpg|City Directory
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'''City directories usually contain''' the following information:  
  
 
*Full name of ancestor  
 
*Full name of ancestor  
 
*Names of family members  
 
*Names of family members  
*Name of spouse
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*Name of spouse  
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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The information varies by year; later years contain more information than the early years. Any of the following detail may be included in the record:
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*Full name
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*Address or residence  
 
*Address or residence  
*Birthdate and place  
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*Birth date and place  
 
*Religion  
 
*Religion  
 
*Nationality
 
*Nationality
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Next to parish registers, citizen rolls provide some of the best family information. To begin your search you need to know at least the name of your ancestor and some identifying information such as birthdate. If you know only the age, you can approximate the birthdate. Use the birthdate and place, to locate your ancestor in church records.
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To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:
  
The records are in written in German Gothic script. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:
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*Name of head of household
 
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*Birth date or age of your ancestor
*[[German Word List|German Word List]]
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*City of residence
*[[Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)|Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)]]
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==== Search the Collection  ====
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” <br>⇒ Select the "Name or Description" which takes you to the images.  
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To search the collection <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select "Year" which takes you to the images.  
  
Look at the images one by one 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.  
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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.  
  
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
==== Using the Information  ====
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
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==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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The records are written in German Gothic script. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:
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*[[German Word List|German Word List]]
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*[[Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)|Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)]]
  
 
=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
 
=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*Some parts of the record may be illegible.  
 
*Some parts of the record may be illegible.  
 
*If the family is not at the expected location, you should search the surrounding area.
 
*If the family is not at the expected location, you should search the surrounding area.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.dastelefonbuch.de/ Germany Phone Books]
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[http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Addressbooks: Search]  
*[http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Addressbooks: Search]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Germany]]
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[[Germany Genealogy]]  
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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<br> When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually. <br><br> '''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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| text = Stadtarchiv Dessau. Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories. City of Dessau city archives, Dessau, Germany.}} <br> '''Image Citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
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|title=Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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Latest revision as of 21:12, 23 April 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Anhalt, Dessau, Stadt-Verzeichnisse

Record Description

These records are in German. This collection contains city directories for Dessau, Anhalt, Germany. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and by given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Often included are classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest. Original directories are located in the Stadtarchiv Dessau, Saxony Anhalt, Germany.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919.



Record Content

City directories usually contain the following information:

  • Full name of ancestor
  • Names of family members
  • Name of spouse
  • Address or residence
  • Birth date and place
  • Religion
  • Nationality

How to Use the Record

To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:

  • Name of head of household
  • Birth date or age of your ancestor
  • City of residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Year" 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.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

For Help Reading These Records

The records are written in German Gothic script. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:

Tips to Keep in Mind

When using these records keep in mind:

  • The information may be incorrect.
  • The ages listed may not be correct.
  • A given name may not be the same as the name used in vital records.
  • Names may be spelled as they sound. Look for variant spellings of the names as well as nicknames.
  • Place-names may be misspelled.
  • Some parts of the record may be illegible.
  • If the family is not at the expected location, you should search the surrounding area.
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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Anhalt, Dessau items or FHL Keyword Germany, Anhalt, Dessau 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.



Related Websites

Historic Addressbooks: Search

Related Wiki Articles

Germany Genealogy

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.



Citations for This Collection


When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

Stadtarchiv Dessau. Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories. City of Dessau city archives, Dessau, Germany.
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, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919.


 

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