Germany, Saxony, Meissen Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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== How to Use the Record ==
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|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Germany, Saxony, Meissen Miscellaneous City Records, 1796-1889 .
Title in the Language of the Records
Deutschland, Saxony, Meissen Archivgut
This is a collection of mixed records from the city archives in the city of Meissen, covering the years 1796-1889. Includes also items from Coswig, Rittergut Scharfenberg, and Sörnewitz. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is written in German.
This collection includes the following records:
- Tax Records 1796-1841
- Militia Enlistments 1846-1889
The following record examples from this collection need English translations. Please help us by placing a translation of the record example on the talk page.
The key genealogical facts found on these records may include:
- Dates and places
How to Use the Record
In order to find data in this collection, it will be necessary to know at least the name of the ancestor, the place of the event, and an approximate date.
Some records have indexes at the end of the volume. Frequently, these indexes are arranged by the given name of the individual and sometimes use the Latin form of the name. Those volumes without indexes need to be searched chronologically for the individuals sought.
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about your ancestor and other people listed in the record. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
- Use the birth or baptism date and place to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
- The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.
- 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.
Related Wiki Articles
- Germany Archives and Libraries
- Germany Church Records
- Germany locating civil registration records not at the Family History Library
Contributions to This Article
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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.
Examples of Source Citations for Records Found in a Collection
- “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.
- “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.
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.
Germany. Meissen local entities. Miscellaneous city records, 1796-1889. Meissen City Archive, Saxony, 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
Author: M. Irene Parker-Jimenez, metadata specialist.
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