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

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*“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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*“Germany, ,” index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 14 March 2012), entry for&nbsp;Johann August Wilhelm, baptized&nbsp;&nbsp;19 March 1797; citing baptizm records Image&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; no.&nbsp;160 of 169; Germany, Brandenburg, Heegermuehle,&nbsp;Church Records, 1664-1824. Zusammenstellung der in der Provinz Pommern vorhandenen Kirchenbücher. (Rep. 40) III 172/1-3. Landesarchiv Greifswald, Germany. <br>
  
*“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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Revision as of 18:32, 14 March 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Germany, Pomerania Church Records .


Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying a translation of the title in German here.

Collection Time Period

This collection of church book card indexes for birth, marriages, and deaths covers the period between the years 1600-1900.

Record Description

This collection contains church book card indexes for births, marriages, and deaths in Stralsund and the neighboring community of Voigdehagen; included are 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.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found on most birth/baptism card index include:

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  • Surname and given names
  • Date of birth
  • Date of christening
  • Legitimacy
  • Number of child (in birth order)
  • Father’s surname and given names
  • Father’s occupation
  • Father’s residence
  • Mother’s maiden name and given names
  • Mother’s age (occasionally)
  • Mother’s residence
  • Names of witnesses or godparents
  • Parish name
  • Year of the register in which the event was recorded
  • Page of the register in which the event was recorded

The key genealogical facts found on most marriage card index may include the following information:

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  • Surname and given names of groom and bride
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Groom’s date of birth
  • Groom’s place of birth
  • Groom’s place of residence
  • Groom’s occupation
  • Bride’s age
  • Bride’s place of birth
  • Bride’s place of residence
  • Bride’s marital status
  • Parish name
  • Year of the register in which the event was recorded
  • Page of the register in which the event was recorded
  • Parents’ names, with maiden name of mother, their origin, and place of residence

The key genealogical facts found on most death card index include the following information:

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  • Surname and given names of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Date of burial
  • Place of death
  • Place of residence
  • Cause of death
  • Age at time of death
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Former occupation
  • Year of the register in which the event was recorded
  • Page of the register in which the event was recorded
  • Marital status
  • Maiden name
  • Heirs
  • Cemetery name

How to Use the Records

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.

Record History

This collection indexes over 95% of the christenings, marriages, and burials that took place in Stralsund between 1619 and 1900.

This cardfile, created by the Stadtarchiv Stralsund, was initiated in the 1930s and completed about 1980.

There are several sets of cardfiles as follows:

  • Stralsund Births
  • Stralsund Marriages
  • Stralsund Deaths
  • Burials for the St. Johanniskirche
  • Voigdehagen Births
  • Voigdehagen Marriages
  • Voigdehagen Deaths

These indexes were created from the church books of the various parishes in Stralsburg and Voigdehagen:

  • St. Jakobi
  • St. Marien
  • St. Nikolai
  • Heilige Dreifaltigkeit (Roman Catholic)
  • Heilgeist (Hospital church)
  • St. Jürgen (Hospital church)

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.

Why the Record Was Created

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.

Record Reliability

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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Contributing to this Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection

 

  • “Germany, ,” 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.


Citation for This Collection

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.

Zusammenstellung der in der Provinz Pommern vorhandenen Kirchenbücher. (Rep. 40) III 172/1-3. Landesarchiv Greifswald, Germany.

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.