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Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Saxony, Meissen Archivgut

Record Description

This is a collection of mixed records from the city archives in the city of Meissen, covering the years 1796-1889. 

This collection also includes 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

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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.

"Germany, Saxony, Meissen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1724-1889." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Stadtrath. Stadtarchiv.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records may contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Dates and places
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Legitimacy

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the “Dorf/Dörfer” ⇒ Select the “Quellengattung und Zeitraum” 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.

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.

For example:

  • 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.

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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.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This 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.

 

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