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Title in the Language of the Record

Record Description

The collection consists of miscellaneous records from the Stadtarchiv Köthen in Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The collection includes residence lists, city directories, citizen rolls, and registers of military recruits.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

“Germany, Anhalt, Köthen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1630-1921. ” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Stadtarchiv Köthen. Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These miscellaneous city records may contain the following information:

  • Full name
  • Name of parents
  • Occupation
  • Status
  • Address
  • Birth date and place
  • Religion

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
  • Place of residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image, follow this series of links: ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Quellengattung"
⇒Select the appropriate "Namensraum oder Beschreibung" 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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of his/her name throughout life.

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

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

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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 also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > 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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