Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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|title=Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
  
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Deutschland, Pommern Kirche Aufzeichnungen
 
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains church book card indexes for births, marriages, and deaths in Stralsund and the neighboring community of Voigdehagen; included are&nbsp;burial card indexes for the St. Johannis Church in Stralsund. The cards are arranged alphabetically in groups of approximately 1500 images each. Card indexes may be hand written or type written in pre-printed cards. The collection also includes Evangelical and some Catholic church records, and church book duplicates, of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for various areas of historical and modern Germany.  
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These records are in German. This collection includes birth, marriage, and death records from 1544-1945. These records come from Evangelical Lutheran and Roman Catholic church records, as well as transcripts for a portion of Pomerania now located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1874205/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
'''The key genealogical facts found on most birth/baptism card index include:'''
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== Record Content  ==
  
[[Image:Germany Pommern Stralsund Church Books Indexes (09-0132) DGS 4416784 395 396 Birth.jpg|thumb|right]]
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<gallery caption="Pomerania Church Book Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records, Births DGS 4717349 22.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records, Marriages DGS 4717349 76.jpg|Marriages
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Image:Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church Records, Burials DGS 4717349 57.jpg|Burial Record
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'''Birth records generally contain the following information:'''
  
*Surname and given names
 
 
*Date of birth  
 
*Date of birth  
*Date of christening
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*Name of child  
*Legitimacy
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*Parents’ names (including mother’s maiden name)  
*Number of child (in birth order)
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*Gender
*Father’s surname and given names  
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*Father’s occupation
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*Father’s residence
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*Mother’s maiden name and given names
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*Mother’s age (occasionally)  
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*Mother’s residence
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*Names of witnesses or godparents
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*Parish name
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*Year of the register in which the event was recorded
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*Page of the register in which the event was recorded
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'''The key genealogical facts found on most marriage card index may include the following information:'''  
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'''Marriage records generally contain the following information:'''  
  
[[Image:Germany Pommern Stralsund Church Books Indexes (09-0132) DGS 4417959 425 426 Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Date of marriage
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*Name of bride and groom
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*Names of bride and groom’s parents
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*Age of bride and groom
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*Birth year of bride and groom
  
*Surname and given names of groom and bride
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'''Death records generally contain the following information:'''
*Marriage date
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*Marriage place
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*Groom’s date of birth
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*Groom’s place of birth
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*Groom’s place of residence
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*Groom’s occupation
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*Bride’s age
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*Bride’s place of birth
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*Bride’s place of residence
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*Bride’s marital status
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*Parish name
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*Year of the register in which the event was recorded
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*Page of the register in which the event was recorded
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*Parents’ names, with maiden name of mother, their origin, and place of residence
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'''The key genealogical facts found on most death card index include the following information:'''
 
 
[[Image:Germany Pommern Stralsund Church Books Indexes (09-0132) DGS 4419600 967 968 Death.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
 
*Surname and given names of deceased
 
 
*Date of death  
 
*Date of death  
*Date of burial
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*Name of deceased
*Place of death
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*Parents’ names
*Place of residence
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*Spouse’s name (if married)
*Cause of death
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*Occupation of deceased
*Age at time of death
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*Date of birth
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*Place of birth
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*Former occupation
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*Year of the register in which the event was recorded
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*Page of the register in which the event was recorded
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*Marital status
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*Maiden name
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*Heirs
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*Cemetery name
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== How to Use the Records ==
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== How to Use the Record ==
  
This collection of index cards is of great use in genealogical research; it can be searched by surname and includes valuable genealogical data on many of the individuals included. This collection of card indexes can be searched by surname.
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select "State or Province" category <br> ⇒Select "District" category <br> ⇒Select "Parish: Town" category <br> ⇒Select "Record type, Year range, and volume" category which takes you to the images<br>
  
== Record History  ==
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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 collection indexes over 95% of the christenings, marriages, and burials that took place in Stralsund between 1619 and 1900.
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==== For Help Reading These Records ====
  
This cardfile, created by the Stadtarchiv Stralsund, was initiated in the 1930s and completed about 1980.
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These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
  
There are several sets of cardfiles as follows:
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*[[German Word List]] <br>
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*[[German Language and Languages]]
  
*Stralsund Births
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*Stralsund Marriages
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*Stralsund Deaths
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*Burials for the St. Johanniskirche
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*Voigdehagen Births
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*Voigdehagen Marriages
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*Voigdehagen Deaths
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These indexes were created from the church books of the various parishes in Stralsburg and Voigdehagen:
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Prussia, Pomerania, Church 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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*St. Jakobi
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*St. Marien
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*St. Nikolai
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*Heilige Dreifaltigkeit (Roman Catholic)  
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*Heilgeist (Hospital church)
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*St. Jürgen (Hospital church)
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Beginning with 1875, civil registration books were also indexed which include records for some few Jews residing the area. The original books indexed by the cardfile are located in the Stadtarchiv Stralsund in Germany.  
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<br> In 1616, a resolution required all parish clergy to keep a separate book to record names and events which took place in their parish district. This index of available church books makes it easier to find the records of birth, marriage, and death.
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<br> This collection of church books card indexes for Stralsund, Pomerania were created from available church books. Information given varies; it may be very complete or might only have names.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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[http://www.genealogy.net/reg/POM/pommern.html German Genealogy: Pommern/Pomerania]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Germany|Germany]]  
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*[[Pommern Genealogy]]  
*[[Germany Church Records]]
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*[[Prussia-Pommern Church History]]
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*[[Prussia-Pommern Population]]
  
== Contributing to this Article  ==
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Citation for This Collection &nbsp; ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.&nbsp;
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1874205/waypoints Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945]  
 
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Zusammenstellung der in der Provinz Pommern vorhandenen Kirchenbücher. (Rep. 40) III 172/1-3. Landesarchiv Greifswald, Germany.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].&nbsp;
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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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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]].
  
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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
===== Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection  =====
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
  
*“Germany, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945,” index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 14 March 2012), entry for Johann August Wilhelm, baptized 19 March 1797; citing baptizm records Image no. 160 of 169; Germany, Brandenburg, Heegermuehle, Church Records, 1664-1824. Zusammenstellung der in der Provinz Pommern vorhandenen Kirchenbücher. (Rep. 40) III 172/1-3. Landesarchiv Greifswald, Germany. <br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Evangelische Kirche Stralsund. Landesarchiv Greifswald.}}
  
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[[Germany, Pomerania Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]

Revision as of 21:45, 6 November 2013

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Pommern Kirche Aufzeichnungen

Record Description

These records are in German. This collection includes birth, marriage, and death records from 1544-1945. These records come from Evangelical Lutheran and Roman Catholic church records, as well as transcripts for a portion of Pomerania now located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

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

Record Content

Birth records generally contain the following information:

  • Date of birth
  • Name of child
  • Parents’ names (including mother’s maiden name)
  • Gender

Marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • Date of marriage
  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of bride and groom’s parents
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Birth year of bride and groom

Death records generally contain the following information:

  • Date of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Parents’ names
  • Spouse’s name (if married)
  • Occupation of deceased

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "State or Province" category
⇒Select "District" category
⇒Select "Parish: Town" category
⇒Select "Record type, Year range, and volume" category 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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

German Genealogy: Pommern/Pomerania

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945

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 for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Evangelische Kirche Stralsund. Landesarchiv Greifswald.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.