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Title in the Language of the Record
Deutschland, Bayern, Mittelfranken, Brenner-Archiv
The collection consists of an alphabetical collection of family group sheets compiled from parish records and other sources in the district of Ansbach, Mittelfranken, Bavaria. Includes 97 parishes in the area for the period of about 1550-1945, the majority of the records are 1750-1900. The sheets were compiled by Tobias Brenner and others between about 1918 and 1945. The records are written in pencil on pre-printed forms in Gothic German handwriting. Many abbreviations were used for given names; there is a key to these abbreviations.
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- "Germany, Bavaria, Mittelfranken, Family Record Sheets (Brenner Collection) 1750-1900." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Tobias Brenner, Bavaria, Germany. FHL microfilm, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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- Names of family members
- Birth dates and places
- Marriage dates and places
- Death dates and places
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- “Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.
- “El Salvador Civil Registration,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (: 21 March 2011), Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, 1880; from La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal, San Salvador.
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