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Deutschland, Bavaria, Dinkelsbühl Archivgut
This collection will include records from 1804 to 1946.
This is a collection of marriage supplements, residency records, and emigration records for Dinkelsbühl, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. Most of the records in this collection are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German. This collection of mixed records from the city archives includes records such as, emigration from 1836 to 1927 and vital records from 1805 to 1939.
These records were created by civil authorities to keep a record of the citizens and their events in life and for the benefits of its citizens. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying information about the creation of any of the types of records in this collection here. Most of the records listed in this collection are reliable to a point, depending on the knowledge of the person giving the information and the person that received it and wrote it. The most used records for genealogical research are the civil registration records after 1876 and the church records. However, if those are not available, the emigration records are also reliable and great records to search for data that will help find other family members and other records.
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- "Germany, Bavaria, Dinkelsbühl Miscellaneous City Records, 1804-1946." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Stadtmagistrat. Stadtarchiv Dinkelsbühl.
Records usually contain the following information:
- Names of parents, children, witnesses
- Dates and places of events, ages or birth dates
- Places of origin and of destination
- Residence and religion of principals
- Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed, depending on the record
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In order to find data in this collection, it will be necessary to know at least the name of the ancestor, the place of the event, and an approximate date. Some records have indexes at the end of the volume. Frequently, these indexes are arranged by the given name of the individual and sometimes use the Latin form of the name. Those volumes without indexes need to be searched chronologically for the individuals sought.
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- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
- The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records. *The parents' places of origin can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Marriage date and place may help find a couple's children.
- Burial place may also help you find a couple's migration pattern. It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile baptism entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the baptism records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married, and died in or near to the same place.
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