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Deutschland, Bayern, Straubing, ausgewählte Bestände des Stadtarchivs
The collection consists of miscellaneous city records from the city of Straubing, Bavaria, Germany. Records include burgher rolls (citizens lists) of various types and an alphabetical card file of population registration.
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- "Germany, Bavaria, Straubing, Miscellaneous City Records, 1765-1917" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Meldeamt. Stadtarchiv Straubing.
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