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Title in the Language of the Records
Deutschland, Brandenburg, Heegermühle, Kirche Aufzeichnungen, 1664-1824
This is a collection of Protestant Church records for Heegermühle covering the years 1664-1824. The records include baptisms, marriages, and deaths handwritten in German.
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- Evangelical Church parishes in Heegermühle. Germany, Brandenburg, Heegemühle, church records. Kreisarchiv Barnim, Barnim, Brandenburg, Germany.
Key genealogical facts found in baptism records may include:
- Date and place of baptism
- Date of birth
- Parents’ names, residence, occupation
- Godparents’ names
Key genealogical facts found in marriage records may include:
- Date and place of marriage
- Couple’s names
- Ages or date and place of birth
- Parents’ names
- Witnesses’ names
Key genealogical facts found in burial records may include:
- Date and place of death
- Name of the deceased
- Age or date and place of birth
- Cause of death
- Spouse’s name if married
- Parents’ names (not always)
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- The place where the event occurred
- The name and surname of the person
- The approximate date of the event
- The name of the parents or spouse
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- Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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- The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
- Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
- The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
- There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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Germany, Brandenburg, Heegermühle, Church Records, 1664-1824, images, FamiySearch (https://www.familysearch.org ; accessed 21 May 2012), Taufen 1730-1800 > image 120 of 169 images, Johann Daniel Rath getauft 21/28 Juni 1782; citing Heegemühle, church records, Evangelical Church parishes throughout Heegermühle. Germany, Brandenburg, Kreisarchiv Barnim, Barnim, Brandenburg, Germany.
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