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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Deutschland, Hessen, Darmstadt Stadt Urkunden'''
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Deutschland, Hessen, Darmstadt Stadt Urkunden  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1800.<br>
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This collection will include records from 1627-1940. These records are in German/Gothic.  
  
 
Records in this collection include population registers, certificates of citizenship, recordings of citizens and residents, and emigration records. The information is handwritten horizontally in two pages of columns in a ledger-type format.  
 
Records in this collection include population registers, certificates of citizenship, recordings of citizens and residents, and emigration records. The information is handwritten horizontally in two pages of columns in a ledger-type format.  
  
To keep a record of the population, the city called heads of households to assemble at the local civil office, almost yearly, to provide their personal == Record History &nbsp;==information, which was counted as a basic unit. This listing is called “volkszahlung” (local population census).&nbsp;
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To keep a record of the population, the city called heads of households to assemble at the local civil office, almost yearly, to provide their personal information, which was counted as a basic unit. This listing is called “volkszahlung” (local population census).  
  
The city also kept a similar register listing all the citizens who moved to other localities. This register was called “abmeldungen” (relocation list). If the record was from a citizenship roll, it was called a cancellation list.&nbsp;
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The city also kept a similar register listing all the citizens who moved to other localities. This register was called “abmeldungen” (relocation list). If the record was from a citizenship roll, it was called a cancellation list.  
  
Although the heads of households were admonished to comply, these procedures were not enforced. Therefore, these records may not cover the entire population.&nbsp;
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Although the heads of households were admonished to comply, these procedures were not enforced. Therefore, these records may not cover the entire population.  
  
The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Darmstadt. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm.&nbsp;
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The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Darmstadt. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm.  
  
 
For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1423571/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1423571/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
This collection of city records includes: Town records for 1716-1884; Emigration and immigration records for 1805-1940; Naturalization/Citizenship for 1821-1938; and Population registers for 1627-1939.&nbsp;
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This collection of city records includes: Town records for 1716-1884; Emigration and immigration records for 1805-1940; Naturalization/Citizenship for 1821-1938; and Population registers for 1627-1939.  
  
 
These records were created mainly to have a record of people leaving town and to count the number of residents.  
 
These records were created mainly to have a record of people leaving town and to count the number of residents.  
  
 
This census collection is a reliable source of information for genealogical purposes; however, the accuracy of the information is dependent upon the knowledge of the informant and the way it was recorded by the civil officer.  
 
This census collection is a reliable source of information for genealogical purposes; however, the accuracy of the information is dependent upon the knowledge of the informant and the way it was recorded by the civil officer.  
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=== Section: Aufnahmen von Buergern und Beisassen (Acceptance of citizens and residents)  ===
 
=== Section: Aufnahmen von Buergern und Beisassen (Acceptance of citizens and residents)  ===
  
This collection consists of loose sheets arranged alphabetically by last name and then to some extent by given name. Given names are not in strict alphabetical order. Each numbered batch consists of approximately 40-50 entries and is labeled with a range of names. Each waypointed record set includes several batches. For example, the label "&nbsp;B-E (ST12-11-Nr-64-70)" means that this group includes entries for surnames beginning with "B" through "E" of the archive signature "ST12-11" and batches number 64 to 70.  
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This collection consists of loose sheets arranged alphabetically by last name and then to some extent by given name. Given names are not in strict alphabetical order. Each numbered batch consists of approximately 40-50 entries and is labeled with a range of names. Each way pointed record set includes several batches. For example, the label "B-E (ST12-11-Nr-64-70)" means that this group includes entries for surnames beginning with "B" through "E" of the archive signature "ST12-11" and batches number 64 to 70.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Record Content ==
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Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Citizenship DGS 4352549 3.jpg|Citizenship Application  
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Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Simple Status DGS 4352549 23.jpg|Status Declaration
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Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Service Release DGS 4352549 20.jpg|Feudal Servitude (manumission record) 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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'''Citizenship/naturalization records''' usually contain the following information:  
 
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[[Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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'''The key genealogical facts found on most citizenship/naturalization records include:'''  
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[[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Citizenship DGS 4352549 3.jpg|thumb|right|Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Citizenship DGS 4352549 3.jpg]]
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*Name of applicant  
 
*Name of applicant  
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*Date and place of issue
 
*Date and place of issue
  
'''The key genealogical facts found on most citizenship application status records may include the following information:'''
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'''Citizenship application status records''' usually contain the following information:  
 
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[[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Simple Status DGS 4352549 23.jpg|thumb|right|Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Simple Status DGS 4352549 23.jpg]]
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*Name of applicant  
 
*Name of applicant  
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*Date and place of issue
 
*Date and place of issue
  
'''The key genealogical facts found on most&nbsp;manumission records may include the following information:'''  
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'''Manumission records''' usually contain the following information
 
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[[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Service Release DGS 4352549 20.jpg|thumb|right|Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Service Release DGS 4352549 20.jpg]]
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*Name of subject  
 
*Name of subject  
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*Manumission request status
 
*Manumission request status
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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==How to Use the Record==
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This section provides information on how to search the collection, where to go for help reading the records, what to do with information once found, and some tips on how to find records.  
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‘‘‘When searching:’’’<br>
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As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and time period in which the ancestor lived.
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===Search the Collection===
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select “Event Type” category<br> ⇒Select “Year Range” category<br> ⇒Select “Name range or Description” category which takes you to the images.
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the “Event Type” ⇒ Select the “Year Range” ⇒ Select the “Surname Range and/or Volume Reference” which takes you to the images.  
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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===For Help Reading These Records===
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These records are in German. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:
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*[[German Word List]] <br>
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*[[Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/German/en/intro.aspx German Script Tutorial]
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===Using the Information===
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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*Use the occupation as an additional identifier to help differentiate between individuals of similar names.
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*Use the place of origin to help locate other records.
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===Tips to Keep in Mind===
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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Next to parish and civil registers, this collection of city records provides good family information, which can be used to research the family in other vital records. To use these records, you must know how to read German Gothic script. You also need to know at least the name of your ancestor, an event date, and the approximate place of residence.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Hesse, Darmstadt City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Germany|Germany]]  
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*[[Germany Genealogy]]  
 
*[[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Germany Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Germany Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[Germany Naturalization and Citizenship|Germany Naturalization and Citizenship]]  
 
*[[Germany Naturalization and Citizenship|Germany Naturalization and Citizenship]]  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
 
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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"Germany, Hessen Darmstadt City Records," images,''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 14 March, 2012), Aufnamen von Burgern und Beisassen &gt; 1822-1884 &gt; D-E (ST12-11-Nr170-173) &gt; image 431 of 438 images, entry Anton Elbert 11 September 1865; citing Darmstadt City Records. Stadtarchiv Darmstadt, Germany.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually. <br><br> '''Collection Citation'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1940." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. [http://FamilySearch.org Family Search] : accessed 2014. Citing Stadtsarchiv Darmstadt [City Archives, Darmstadt].}} <br> '''Image citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
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Latest revision as of 17:41, 19 February 2015

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Hessen, Darmstadt Stadt Urkunden

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1627-1940. These records are in German/Gothic.

Records in this collection include population registers, certificates of citizenship, recordings of citizens and residents, and emigration records. The information is handwritten horizontally in two pages of columns in a ledger-type format.

To keep a record of the population, the city called heads of households to assemble at the local civil office, almost yearly, to provide their personal information, which was counted as a basic unit. This listing is called “volkszahlung” (local population census).

The city also kept a similar register listing all the citizens who moved to other localities. This register was called “abmeldungen” (relocation list). If the record was from a citizenship roll, it was called a cancellation list.

Although the heads of households were admonished to comply, these procedures were not enforced. Therefore, these records may not cover the entire population.

The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Darmstadt. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm.

For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

This collection of city records includes: Town records for 1716-1884; Emigration and immigration records for 1805-1940; Naturalization/Citizenship for 1821-1938; and Population registers for 1627-1939.

These records were created mainly to have a record of people leaving town and to count the number of residents.

This census collection is a reliable source of information for genealogical purposes; however, the accuracy of the information is dependent upon the knowledge of the informant and the way it was recorded by the civil officer.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1940.

Section: Aufnahmen von Buergern und Beisassen (Acceptance of citizens and residents)

This collection consists of loose sheets arranged alphabetically by last name and then to some extent by given name. Given names are not in strict alphabetical order. Each numbered batch consists of approximately 40-50 entries and is labeled with a range of names. Each way pointed record set includes several batches. For example, the label "B-E (ST12-11-Nr-64-70)" means that this group includes entries for surnames beginning with "B" through "E" of the archive signature "ST12-11" and batches number 64 to 70.

Record Content

Citizenship/naturalization records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of applicant
  • Age of applicant
  • Occupation of applicant
  • Reasons for citizenship application
  • Date and place of issue

Citizenship application status records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of applicant
  • Place of origin
  • Status of application
  • Date and place of issue

Manumission records usually contain the following information

  • Name of subject
  • Place of origin
  • Manumission request status

How to Use the Record

This section provides information on how to search the collection, where to go for help reading the records, what to do with information once found, and some tips on how to find records. ‘‘‘When searching:’’’
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and time period in which the ancestor lived.

Search the Collection

To browse by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “Event Type” category
⇒Select “Year Range” category
⇒Select “Name range or Description” category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in German. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:

Using the Information

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the occupation as an additional identifier to help differentiate between individuals of similar names.
  • Use the place of origin to help locate other records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation

"Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1940." Images. FamilySearch. Family Search : accessed 2014. Citing Stadtsarchiv Darmstadt [City Archives, Darmstadt].
Image citation
The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Hesse, Darmstadt City Records.

 

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