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Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Anhalt, Köthen Archivgut

Record Description

These records are in German. 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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Anhalt, Köthen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1630-1921.

Record Content

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 "Record Type"
⇒Select "Surname the Item of Interest" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Anhalt, Cöthen items or FHL Keyword Germany, Anhalt, Cöthen 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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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:

“Germany, Anhalt, Köthen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1630-1921. ” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Stadtarchiv Köthen. Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt, 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, Köthen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1630-1921.


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