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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
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- “Germany, Anhalt, Köthen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1630-1921. ” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Stadtarchiv Köthen. Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
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These miscellaneous city records may contain the following information:
- Full name
- Name of parents
- Birth date and place
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
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: 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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