Germany, Baden Church Book Duplicates (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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'''Deutschland, Badische Kirchenbücherduplikaten, 1810-1869'''  
 
'''Deutschland, Badische Kirchenbücherduplikaten, 1810-1869'''  
  
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of church book duplicates currently covers the locality of Bondorf for most of the period of the Grand Duchy, from 1810 to 1869.
  
 
These church records are handwritten both in columnar format and in narrative style. Most records are in good condition to extract genealogical information. However, most of the earlier records are written in Gothic German script. These records were kept in bound volumes.  
 
These church records are handwritten both in columnar format and in narrative style. Most records are in good condition to extract genealogical information. However, most of the earlier records are written in Gothic German script. These records were kept in bound volumes.  
  
 
Inspired by the institution of civil registration in France in 1792, German states began creating church book duplicates. The German states required the clergy to create a transcript of their church books and turn them in annually to the state. The clergy recorded the vital events of births, marriages, and deaths of people living within their jurisdiction regardless of their religion. For example, Catholic or Jewish people living in an area that did not have a Catholic church or Jewish synagogue were often recorded in the Lutheran records. The reverse was also true in Catholic areas, where Lutherans and Jews were recorded in Catholic records. The duplicate books cover the majority of the population for those years in the Grand Duchy of Baden. Records may include entries from Kreis Neustadt, Amt Bonndorf, Gemeinde Bonndorf, and Ebnet.  
 
Inspired by the institution of civil registration in France in 1792, German states began creating church book duplicates. The German states required the clergy to create a transcript of their church books and turn them in annually to the state. The clergy recorded the vital events of births, marriages, and deaths of people living within their jurisdiction regardless of their religion. For example, Catholic or Jewish people living in an area that did not have a Catholic church or Jewish synagogue were often recorded in the Lutheran records. The reverse was also true in Catholic areas, where Lutherans and Jews were recorded in Catholic records. The duplicate books cover the majority of the population for those years in the Grand Duchy of Baden. Records may include entries from Kreis Neustadt, Amt Bonndorf, Gemeinde Bonndorf, and Ebnet.  
 
This collection of church book duplicates currently covers the locality of Bondorf for most of the period of the Grand Duchy, from 1810 to 1869.&nbsp;
 
  
 
Church book duplicates were created for the use of civil authorities.  
 
Church book duplicates were created for the use of civil authorities.  
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German church book duplicates, like the originals, are the most reliable and accurate family history source until 1876 when civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in all of Germany. Church book duplicates may differ slightly from the originals because of transcription variations; however, these records are often more legible than the originals.  
 
German church book duplicates, like the originals, are the most reliable and accurate family history source until 1876 when civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in all of Germany. Church book duplicates may differ slightly from the originals because of transcription variations; however, these records are often more legible than the originals.  
  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
== Citation for This Collection  ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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{{Collection citation|text = Parishes in Baden. Baden, Church Book Duplicates. Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Germany.}}  
 
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{{Collection citation|text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Parishes in Baden. Baden, Church Book Duplicates. Landesarchive Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
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This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
 
This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
 
[[Germany, Baden Church Book Duplicates (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptismal records are:'''  
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[[Image:Germany Baden Bonndorf Catholic Church Book Duplicate Christenings.jpg|thumb|right]] '''These christening records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
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*Date and place of birth
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*Baptismal date and place
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*Name and gender of child
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*Legitimacy of child
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*Parents' names
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*Parents' residence
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*Witnesses' names or godparents
  
*Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents
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<br> <br><br> <br> <br><br> [[Image:Germany Baden Bonndorf Catholic Church Book Duplicate Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
*Dates and places of birth and baptism
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*Residence and religion of the parents
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*Occupation of the father
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*Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Groom's name
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*Date and birth place of groom
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*Groom's residence
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*Groom's parents' names
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*Bride's name
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*Date and birth place of bride
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*Bride's residence
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*Bride's parents' names
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*Witnessess' name
  
[[Image:Germany Baden Bonndorf Catholic Church Book Duplicate Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers), and witnesses
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*Date and place of marriage and marriage proclamations or banns
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*Ages of bride and groom (sometimes date and place of birth)
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*Residences of the bride, groom, and their parents
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*Religion of the bride and groom
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*Occupation of groom and fathers
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most deaths records are:'''  
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[[Image:Germany Baden Bonndorf Catholic Church Book Duplicate Burials.jpg|thumb]]'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
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*Date and place of death
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*Name of deceased
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*Date and place of birth
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*Parents' names of the deceased
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*Name of spouse if married
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*Names of witnesses
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*Cause of death
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*Date and place of burial
  
*Names of the deceased, spouse, and parents
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*Date and place of death and burial
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*Age and residence of deceased and sometimes date and place of birth
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*Cause of death
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
German church book duplicates are a back up source for parish registers, which are the best German records to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before the civil registration of vital events was created in different regions of the country between 1792 and 1876. In order to find your ancestor, you need to know at least the village where the person lived and an approximate date of an event in his/her life. If not found in that locality, we suggest you search in nearby villages and also try several years before and after.  
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German church book duplicates are a back up source for parish registers, which are the best German records to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before the civil registration of vital events was created in different regions of the country between 1792 and 1876. In order to find your ancestor, you need to know at least the village where the person lived and an approximate date of an event in his/her life. If not found in that locality, we suggest you search in nearby villages and also try several years before and after.
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
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{{HR Known Issues}}&nbsp;For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Baden Church Book Duplicates (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Baden Church Book Duplicates (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;  
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
"Germany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1810-1869." index and images, [https://www.familysearch.org/ ''FamilySearch'' ]( accessed 21 April 2011). entry for Johanna Popp, born 15 September 1841; citing Birth Records, FHL microfilm 4,117,334; Staatsarchiv Freiburg, Baden, Germany.
 
  
 
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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Badische Kirchenbücherduplikaten, 1810-1869

Record Description

This collection of church book duplicates currently covers the locality of Bondorf for most of the period of the Grand Duchy, from 1810 to 1869.

These church records are handwritten both in columnar format and in narrative style. Most records are in good condition to extract genealogical information. However, most of the earlier records are written in Gothic German script. These records were kept in bound volumes.

Inspired by the institution of civil registration in France in 1792, German states began creating church book duplicates. The German states required the clergy to create a transcript of their church books and turn them in annually to the state. The clergy recorded the vital events of births, marriages, and deaths of people living within their jurisdiction regardless of their religion. For example, Catholic or Jewish people living in an area that did not have a Catholic church or Jewish synagogue were often recorded in the Lutheran records. The reverse was also true in Catholic areas, where Lutherans and Jews were recorded in Catholic records. The duplicate books cover the majority of the population for those years in the Grand Duchy of Baden. Records may include entries from Kreis Neustadt, Amt Bonndorf, Gemeinde Bonndorf, and Ebnet.

Church book duplicates were created for the use of civil authorities.

German church book duplicates, like the originals, are the most reliable and accurate family history source until 1876 when civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in all of Germany. Church book duplicates may differ slightly from the originals because of transcription variations; however, these records are often more legible than the originals.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Parishes in Baden. Baden, Church Book Duplicates. Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Record Content

Germany Baden Bonndorf Catholic Church Book Duplicate Christenings.jpg
These christening records usually contain the following information:
  • Date and place of birth
  • Baptismal date and place
  • Name and gender of child
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' residence
  • Witnesses' names or godparents






Germany Baden Bonndorf Catholic Church Book Duplicate Marriage.jpg
These marriage records usually contain the following information:
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name
  • Date and birth place of groom
  • Groom's residence
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's name
  • Date and birth place of bride
  • Bride's residence
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Witnessess' name






Germany Baden Bonndorf Catholic Church Book Duplicate Burials.jpg
These death records usually contain the following information:
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of birth
  • Parents' names of the deceased
  • Name of spouse if married
  • Names of witnesses
  • Cause of death
  • Date and place of burial


How to Use the Records

German church book duplicates are a back up source for parish registers, which are the best German records to identify individuals, parents, and spouses before the civil registration of vital events was created in different regions of the country between 1792 and 1876. In order to find your ancestor, you need to know at least the village where the person lived and an approximate date of an event in his/her life. If not found in that locality, we suggest you search in nearby villages and also try several years before and after.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

 For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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