Germany, Hesse, Darmstadt City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
  
Deutschland, Hessen, Darmstadt Stadt Urkunden&nbsp;
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'''Deutschland, Hessen, Darmstadt Stadt Urkunden'''
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
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.  
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This collection will include records from 1627-1940.<br>
  
== Record Description  ==
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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.
  
<br>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.  
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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).&nbsp;
  
=== Record Content  ===
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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.&nbsp;
  
'''The key genealogical facts found on most citizenship/naturalization records include:'''
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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.&nbsp;
  
*Name of applicant [[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Citizenship DGS 4352549 3.jpg|thumb|right]]
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The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Darmstadt. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm.&nbsp;
*Age of applicant
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*Occupation of applicant
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*Reasons for citizenship application
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*Date and place of issue
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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.
  
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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.&nbsp;
  
'''The key genealogical facts found on most citizenship application status&nbsp;records may include the following information:'''
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These records were created mainly to have a record of people leaving town and to count the number of residents.
  
*Name of applicant [[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Simple Status DGS 4352549 23.jpg|thumb|right]]
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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.
*Place of origin
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*Status&nbsp;of application
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*Date and place of issue
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=== Section: Aufnahmen von Buergern und Beisassen (Acceptance of citizens and residents)  ===
  
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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 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.
  
'''The key genealogical facts found on most&nbsp;manumission records may include the following information:&nbsp;[[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Service Release DGS 4352549 20.jpg|thumb|right]]'''
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*Name of subject
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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>
*Place of origin
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*Manumission request status
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{{Collection citation
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Stadtarchiv Darmstad. City Records. Stadtarchiv Darmstadt, Germany. <!--bibdescend-->}}
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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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.]]
  
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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== Record Content  ==
  
== Record History  ==
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[[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Citizenship DGS 4352549 3.jpg|thumb|center|Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Citizenship DGS 4352549 3.jpg]]
  
<br>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).
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'''These citizenship/naturalization records usually contain the following information:'''
  
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.
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*Name of applicant
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*Age of applicant
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*Occupation of applicant
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*Reasons for citizenship application
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*Date and place of issue
  
Although the heads of households were admonished to comply, these procedures were not enforced. Therefore, these records may not cover the entire population.  
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[[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Simple Status DGS 4352549 23.jpg|thumb|center|Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Simple Status DGS 4352549 23.jpg]]
  
The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Darmstadt. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm.
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'''These citizenship application status records usually contain the following information:'''
  
=== <br>Why This Collection Was Created  ===
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*Name of applicant
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*Place of origin
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*Status of application
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*Date and place of issue
  
<br>These records were created mainly to have a record of people leaving town and to count the number of residents.  
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[[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Service Release DGS 4352549 20.jpg|thumb|center|Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Service Release DGS 4352549 20.jpg]]
  
=== <br>Record Reliability  ===
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'''These manumission records usually contain the following information:'''
  
<br>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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*Name of subject
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*Place of origin
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*Manumission request status
  
== Related Web Sites ==
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== How to Use the Record ==
  
[http://www.progenealogists.com/germany/hesse/hessendindex.htm Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records]
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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.  
  
[http://members.cox.net/hessen/index.htm Germany Genweb Project]
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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.  
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here
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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.<br>
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== &nbsp;Related Websites ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Germany_Emigration_and_Immigration Germany Emigration and Immigration]  
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*[http://www.progenealogists.com/germany/hesse/hessendindex.htm Gazetteer of Hessen-Darmstadt in table form]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wggerman/ Germany Genweb Project]
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Germany_Naturalization_and_Citizenship Germany Naturalization and Citizenship]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Germany_Court_Records Germany Court Records]  
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*[[Germany|Germany]]
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*[[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Germany Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Germany Naturalization and Citizenship|Germany Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[Germany Court Records|Germany Court Records]]
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*[[Hessen, Germany|Hessen, Germany]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should also 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 Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ====
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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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.  
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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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]].
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->Darmstadt City Records. Stadtarchiv Darmstadt, Germany. <!--bibdescend--> <br>
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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]].

Revision as of 02:01, 31 January 2013

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

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Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Hessen, Darmstadt Stadt Urkunden

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1627-1940.

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.

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 " 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

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.

Stadtarchiv Darmstad. City Records. Stadtarchiv Darmstadt, Germany.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Citizenship DGS 4352549 3.jpg

These 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
Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Simple Status DGS 4352549 23.jpg

These citizenship application status records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of applicant
  • Place of origin
  • Status of application
  • Date and place of issue
Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Service Release DGS 4352549 20.jpg

These manumission records usually contain the following information:

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

How to Use the Record

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.

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.

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.

 Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Germany, Hessen Darmstadt City Records," images,FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 14 March, 2012), Aufnamen von Burgern und Beisassen > 1822-1884 > D-E (ST12-11-Nr170-173) > image 431 of 438 images, entry Anton Elbert 11 September 1865; citing Darmstadt City Records. Stadtarchiv Darmstadt, Germany.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.