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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden Bürgerrollen 1574-1902'''
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Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden Bürgerrollen  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of records from the city of Minden includes index and images of citizenship rolls and naturalization for the years 1574 to 1850, population registers for the years 1882-1902, and census records that enumerated citizens for the years 1880-1900.  
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This collection of records from the city of Minden includes index and images of citizenship rolls and naturalization for the years 1574 to 1902, population registers for the years 1574-1902, and census records that enumerated citizens for the years 1574-1902.  
  
This collection of records from the city of Minden includes index and images of citizenship rolls, population registers, and census records that enumerated citizens over three centuries,&nbsp;1574-1902. The information is handwritten horizontally through both pages of columns filling in the information as in a ledger type format.  
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This collection of records from the city of Minden includes index and images of citizenship rolls, population registers, and census records that enumerated citizens over three centuries,&nbsp;1574-1902. The information is handwritten horizontally through both pages of columns filling in the information as in a ledger type format. These records are in German/Gothic.  
  
 
To keep a record of their population, household heads were called to assemble at the local civil office, almost yearly, to provide their personal information, which was counted as a basic unit. This listing is called “volkszahlung”, local population census.  
 
To keep a record of their population, household heads were called to assemble at the local civil office, almost yearly, to provide their personal information, which was counted as a basic unit. This listing is called “volkszahlung”, local population census.  
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The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Schwerin. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm also.  
 
The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Schwerin. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm also.  
 
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1646446/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
  
 
The census was taken to assess military and taxation capacity, as well as for religious, occupational, and language background.  
 
The census was taken to assess military and taxation capacity, as well as for religious, occupational, and language background.  
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This census collection is a reliable source of information for genealogical purposes; however, it is dependent upon the knowledge of the informant and the way it was written by the civil officer.  
 
This census collection is a reliable source of information for genealogical purposes; however, it is dependent upon the knowledge of the informant and the way it was written by the civil officer.  
  
=== Citations for 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.<br>
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{{Collection citation| text = Minden City Archive. Minden city census. Minden City Archive, Germany.}}
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[[Germany, Westfalen, Minden Citizen Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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'''These local population census records usually contain the following information:'''
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[[Image:Minden Westfalen Germany Citizen Roll (Bürgerroll) DGS 4407220 398.jpg|thumb|right]]
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</gallery>'''Local population census records''' usually contain the following information:
 
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[[Image:Minden Westfalen Germany Citizens Acceptance (Bürgeraufnahmen) DGS 4407220 606 .jpg|thumb|right]]&nbsp; 
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*Address  
 
*Address  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships.  
  
Search the Collection<br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type" category which takes you to the images<br>
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=== Search the Collection ===
  
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.  
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'''To search by index:'''<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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'''To browse by image:'''<br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select "Record type" category which takes you to the images.
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Search the collection by image 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.  
  
 
Next to parish registers, census records provide good family information, which could be used to research in other vital records. You must know how to read German Gothic script. You also need to know at least the name of your ancestor and the approximate place of residence at the time of the census.  
 
Next to parish registers, census records provide good family information, which could be used to research in other vital records. You must know how to read German Gothic script. You also need to know at least the name of your ancestor and the approximate place of residence at the time of the census.  
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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These records are in German-Gothic. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[German Word List]] <br>
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*[[Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)]]
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~deunrhwf/?cj=1&sid=&netid=cj&o_xid=0000295820&o_lid=0000295820&o_sch=Affiliate+External Nordrhein - Westfalen Germany GenWeb]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Germany|Germany]]  
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*[[Germany Genealogy]]  
 
*[[Germany Census]]  
 
*[[Germany Census]]  
 
*[[German Census Records|German Census Records]]
 
*[[German Census Records|German Census Records]]
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
 
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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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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]].&nbsp;
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-1902." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. [http://FamilySearch.org Website]: accessed 2015. Citing Minden Bestände des Kommunalarchivs [Minden Municipal Archives].}}<br><br>
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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Latest revision as of 19:59, 28 April 2015

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden Bürgerrollen

Record Description

This collection of records from the city of Minden includes index and images of citizenship rolls and naturalization for the years 1574 to 1902, population registers for the years 1574-1902, and census records that enumerated citizens for the years 1574-1902.

This collection of records from the city of Minden includes index and images of citizenship rolls, population registers, and census records that enumerated citizens over three centuries, 1574-1902. The information is handwritten horizontally through both pages of columns filling in the information as in a ledger type format. These records are in German/Gothic.

To keep a record of their population, household heads were called to assemble at the local civil office, almost yearly, to provide their personal information, which was counted as a basic unit. This listing is called “volkszahlung”, local population census.

They also kept a similar register listing all the citizens that moved away to other localities. This register was called “abmeldungen”, relocation list of their citizens or cancellation list from the citizenship roll of that locality.

These procedures were not enforced, but head of households were admonished to do so. Therefore, these records may not cover the entire population.

The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Schwerin. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm also.

The census was taken to assess military and taxation capacity, as well as for religious, occupational, and language background.

This census collection is a reliable source of information for genealogical purposes; however, it is dependent upon the knowledge of the informant and the way it was written by the civil officer.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Westfalen, Minden Citizen Lists, 1574-1902.

Record Content

Local population census records usually contain the following information:
  • Address
  • Full name
  • Occupation
  • Birth date
  • Religion
  • Birth place
  • Nationality

How to Use the Record

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships.

Search the Collection

To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "Record type" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

Next to parish registers, census records provide good family information, which could be used to research in other vital records. You must know how to read German Gothic script. You also need to know at least the name of your ancestor and the approximate place of residence at the time of the census.

For Help Reading These Records

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

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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Preußen, Westfalen, Minden items or FHL Keyword Germany, Preußen, Westfalen, Minden items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Germany Archives and Libraries.

Related Websites

Nordrhein - Westfalen Germany GenWeb

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Germany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-1902." Images. FamilySearch. Website: accessed 2015. Citing Minden Bestände des Kommunalarchivs [Minden Municipal Archives].


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Germany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-1902.
Image Citation:
The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-1902.

 

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