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The collection consists of miscellaneous records from the Stadtarchiv Kitzingen, Bavaria, Germany.
- account books
- cemetery records
- census records
- citizenship records
- court records
- emigration and Immigration records
- family registrations
- family books
- guardianship books
- residency records
- tax records
- transcripts of church records (Catholic)
- voter lists.
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The key genealogical facts found on these records may include:
- Names of parents, children, witnesses
- Dates and places of events, ages
- Residence and religion of principals
- Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record
How to Use 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. When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about other people listed in the record. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
- Use the birth or baptism date and place to find the family in census records.
- 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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- "Germany, Bavaria, Kitzingen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1428-1920." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Stadtarchiv Kitzingen, Bavaria, Deutschland (Kitzingen City Archives, Bavaria, Germany).
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