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Title in the Language of the Records
Deutschland, Sachsen, Dresden, Bürger- und Gewerbeakten
This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Dresden covers the inclusive years of about 1820 to 1962.
Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German. This collection may include records such as:
- Wills and estates
- Land and tenancy records
- Court records
- Tax records
- Funeral sermons and sexton records
- Voting registers
- Council meeting protocols
- Hospital books
For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Citation for This Collection
- "Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Gewerbeamt. Stadtarchiv Landeshauptstadt Dresden.
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Records may contain the following information:
- Names of parents, children, witnesses
- Dates and places of events, ages
- Residence and religion of principals
- Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record
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- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
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- The parents' places of origin can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Marriage date and place may help find a couple's children.
- Burial place may also help you find a couple's migration pattern.
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile baptism entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the baptism records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married, and died in or near to the same place.
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