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[[Image:Map-saxony1900.png|thumb|460px]]FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Kingdom of Saxony page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Germanic records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [[Getting Started/Intro|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Kingdom of Saxony page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
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*[[Sachsen (Saxony)Königreich (kingdom) Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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<br> FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Kingdom of Saxony page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze German records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [[Getting Started/Intro|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Kingdom of Saxony page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
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=== Getting started with Kingdom of Saxony research  ===
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'''&nbsp;1. [[Birth marriage and death informtion for Saxony|Birth marriage and death information]]<br>'''
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=== Getting Started with Kingdom of Saxony Research &nbsp;  ===
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=== &nbsp; Doing Research in the Kingdom of Saxony&nbsp;&nbsp;  ===
  
What do you know about your ancestor? When was he born, when did he marry, when did he emigrate? Do you need records from the 20th,&nbsp;19th, 18th or 17th century? Keep in mind that the most correct research comes from looking up primary sources, records that were established by the authorities with which your ancestor had to do business. To begin your research&nbsp;  
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What do you know about your ancestor? When was he born, when did he marry, when did he emigrate? Do you need records from the 20th,&nbsp;19th, 18th or 17th century? Keep in mind that the most correct research comes from looking up primary sources, records that were established by the authorities with which your ancestor had to do business. To begin your research:&nbsp;  
  
 
'''Look for a mentor'''. He or she is someone who already knows a lot about your area of interest.&nbsp;  
 
'''Look for a mentor'''. He or she is someone who already knows a lot about your area of interest.&nbsp;  
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Here are some helpful sources for research done by century:&nbsp;  
 
Here are some helpful sources for research done by century:&nbsp;  
  
'''20th century''' <br>1. Civil Registration records<br>2. Church records<br>3. [http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Kategorie:Adressbuch_Sachsen Address books]<br>4. [http://www.sachsendigital.de/ressourcen/zeitschriften/ Newspapers]<br>5. [http://www.letzte-mahnung.de/einwohnermeldeamt/bl_sachsen.html Einwohnermeldeamt] (registers of moving in and out of a community)<br>6. [http://www.google.com/webhp?rls=ig#q=ortschroniken+sachsen&hl=en&safe=active&rls=ig&prmd=imvns&ei=PuvQT6HDDMi42wX_h_TRDA&start=20&sa=N&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=642c61ec5c05d173&biw=1680&bih=897 Village chronicles]<br>7. Court records of the Amtsgericht (lower court) such as land ownership, testaments, divorces etc.  
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'''20th century''' <br>1. Civil Registration records<br>2. Church records<br>3. [http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Kategorie:Adressbuch_Sachsen Address books]<br>4. [http://www.sachsendigital.de/ressourcen/zeitschriften/ Newspapers]<br>5.[http://www.letzte-mahnung.de/einwohnermeldeamt/bl_sachsen.html ''Einwohnermeldeamt''] (registers of moving in and out of a community)<br>6. [http://www.google.com/webhp?rls=ig#q=ortschroniken+sachsen&hl=en&safe=active&rls=ig&prmd=imvns&ei=PuvQT6HDDMi42wX_h_TRDA&start=20&sa=N&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=642c61ec5c05d173&biw=1680&bih=897 Village chronicles]<br>7. Court records of the Amtsgericht (lower court) such as land ownership, testaments, divorces etc.  
  
'''19th century<br>'''1. Most of the above<br>2. Index [http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Sippenkundliche_Quellen_der_ev.-luth._Pfarr%C3%A4mter_Sachsens Köhler] and [http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Die_Kirchenb%C3%BCcher_im_K%C3%B6nigreich_Sachsen_(1901) Blanckmeister]<br>3. [http://www.evlks.de/landeskirche/landeskirchenamt/682.html Kirchenbuchstellen]&nbsp;(church registers availability)<br>4. [http://www.v-weiss.de/sachsen-archive.html Population registers] in local archives<br>5. [http://www.trend-monger.net/testing/inventar/eineStadt/Reichenbach%20(Vogtland)/ Court records] dealing with land purchases, inheritances, land transfers etc.<br>6. Records of immunization<br>7. Military records&nbsp;  
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'''19th century<br>'''1. Most of the above<br>2. Index [http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Sippenkundliche_Quellen_der_ev.-luth._Pfarr%C3%A4mter_Sachsens Köhler] and [http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Die_Kirchenb%C3%BCcher_im_K%C3%B6nigreich_Sachsen_(1901) Blanckmeister]<br>3. [http://www.evlks.de/landeskirche/landeskirchenamt/682.html ''Kirchenbuchstellen'']&nbsp;(church registers availability)<br>4. [http://www.v-weiss.de/sachsen-archive.html Population registers] in local archives<br>5. [http://www.trend-monger.net/testing/inventar/eineStadt/Reichenbach%20(Vogtland)/ Court records] dealing with land purchases, inheritances, land transfers etc.<br>6. Records of immunization<br>7. Military records&nbsp;  
  
'''18th century<br>'''1. Most of the above<br>2. Hufen und Steuerverzeichnisse (indexes of land occupation and taxes)<br>3. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quatember Quatamber] and [http://www.enzyklo.de/Begriff/Schocksteuer Schocksteuerverzeichnisse] (indexes of church contributions and property taxes)<br>4. [http://www.archiv.sachsen.de/archive/dresden/4388_3130303737.htm Collection Schmidt]<br>5. Military recruiting lists ([https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Stammrollen+Sachsen&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Stammrollen] and Musterungsrollen) for the Saxon army 6. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Christian_Sch%C3%B6ttgen Schoetgen] and Kreyßig<br>7. [http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Kategorie:Ortsfamilienbuch_zu_Sachsen Lineage village books] (few)<br>8. Pfarrverzeichnisse (confirmations and [http://books.google.com/books?id=Rcbd2eTjX3MC&pg=PA124&lpg=PA124&dq=Kirchstuhlregister+Sachsen&source=bl&ots=NG7McMAmyZ&sig=lzV2gB5fJP7n-vceUYM6wRvuHLA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SLrQT6KKIaGq2QWdxJhy&sqi=2&ved=0CEgQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Kirchstuhlregister%20Sachsen&f=false Kirchstuhlregister]). These indexes show who occupied&nbsp;a certain seat within&nbsp;a congregation.&nbsp;  
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'''18th century<br>'''1. Most of the above<br>2. Hufen und Steuerverzeichnisse (indexes of land occupation and taxes)<br>3. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quatember ''Quatambe''r] and [http://www.enzyklo.de/Begriff/Schocksteuer ''Schocksteuerverzeichnisse''] (indexes of church contributions and property taxes)<br>4. [http://www.archiv.sachsen.de/archive/dresden/4388_3130303737.htm Collection Schmidt]<br>5. Military recruiting lists ([https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Stammrollen+Sachsen&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= ''Stammrollen''] and Musterungsrollen) for the Saxon army 6. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Christian_Sch%C3%B6ttgen Schoetgen] and Kreyßig<br>7. [http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Kategorie:Ortsfamilienbuch_zu_Sachsen Lineage village books] (few)<br>8. Pfarrverzeichnisse (confirmations and [http://books.google.com/books?id=Rcbd2eTjX3MC&pg=PA124&lpg=PA124&dq=Kirchstuhlregister+Sachsen&source=bl&ots=NG7McMAmyZ&sig=lzV2gB5fJP7n-vceUYM6wRvuHLA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SLrQT6KKIaGq2QWdxJhy&sqi=2&ved=0CEgQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Kirchstuhlregister%20Sachsen&f=false ''Kirchstuhlregister'']). These indexes show who occupied&nbsp;a certain seat within&nbsp;a congregation.&nbsp;  
  
'''17th century<br>'''1. Some of the above<br>2. Communal archives, i.e. [http://www.leipzig.de/imperia/md/content/10-9_stadtarchiv/bestandsuebersicht_2009.pdf Leichenschreiberei], cemeteries<br>3. Indexes of Land- and [http://www.von-bora.de/EGA_Qq_Tranksteuern.pdf Tranksteuer] (records of land ownership and beer brewing)&nbsp;  
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'''17th century<br>'''1. Some of the above<br>2. Communal archives, i.e. [http://www.leipzig.de/imperia/md/content/10-9_stadtarchiv/bestandsuebersicht_2009.pdf ''Leichenschreiberei''], cemeteries<br>3. Indexes of Land- and [http://www.von-bora.de/EGA_Qq_Tranksteuern.pdf ''Tranksteuer''] (records of land ownership and beer brewing)&nbsp;<br> 4. Leichenpredigten
  
'''16th century'''<br>1. [http://www.v-weiss.de/sachsenorte.html Türkensteuer]&nbsp;( a tax levied to protect against the invasion of Turks. This is the first register of people in Saxony).&nbsp;<br>2. Landsteuer (tax levied for contractual land owners)<br> 3. Amtsbücher (administrative records showing residents who have to render services)<br> 4. Visitationsprotokolle (visits by church authorities who inspect schools and also oversee the conversion process, i.e., Catholics become Protestants)
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'''16th century'''<br>1. [http://www.v-weiss.de/sachsenorte.html ''Türkensteuer'']&nbsp;( a tax levied to protect against the invasion of Turks. This is the first register of people in Saxony).&nbsp;<br>2. Landsteuer (tax levied for contractual land owners)<br>3. Amtsbücher (administrative records showing residents who have to render services)<br>4. Visitationsprotokolle (visits by church authorities who inspect schools and also oversee the conversion process, i.e., Catholics become Protestants) <br>5. Leichenpredigten
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Source: Rene Gränz. ''Forschungshinweise für den Anfänger und fortgeschrittenen Forscher der Familien''- ''und Heimatforschung in Sachsen''. 8. Webmeeting-Webgenealogie-June 2012
  
 
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*[http://hov.isgv.de/orte/ Online gazetteer for the Kingdom of Sachsen]  
 
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*[http://web.isgv.de/online-publikationen http://web.isgv.de/online-publikationen] This website has several features: Gazetteer function (Ortsverzeichnis), biography search function for prominent Saxonians, by last name, professions etc. &nbsp;The website also features historical documents taken from&nbsp;Amtsbücher (administrative records) created by Kurfürst Morítz between 1547-1553). There is a digital picture archive.
 
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*[[Sachsen (Saxony)Königreich (kingdom) Biography|Biographies]]
 
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FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Kingdom of Saxony page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze German records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Kingdom of Saxony page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

Getting started with Kingdom of Saxony research

   How to Find Information for Saxony Ancestors

 1. Birth marriage and death information

 2. Place information


 4. Handwriting

 

 

  Doing Research in the Kingdom of Saxony  

What do you know about your ancestor? When was he born, when did he marry, when did he emigrate? Do you need records from the 20th, 19th, 18th or 17th century? Keep in mind that the most correct research comes from looking up primary sources, records that were established by the authorities with which your ancestor had to do business. To begin your research: 

Look for a mentor. He or she is someone who already knows a lot about your area of interest. 

Establish a research community. Join a forum or genealogical society interested in your area of research. 

Let others share your findings. This way your research can be checked and added upon. 

Only add information from primary sources. Information found on the internet can be helpful or be a   guideline, but should always be checked for accuracy! 

Always make a note of where you found your information

Here are some helpful sources for research done by century: 

20th century
1. Civil Registration records
2. Church records
3. Address books
4. Newspapers
5.Einwohnermeldeamt (registers of moving in and out of a community)
6. Village chronicles
7. Court records of the Amtsgericht (lower court) such as land ownership, testaments, divorces etc.

19th century
1. Most of the above
2. Index Köhler and Blanckmeister
3. Kirchenbuchstellen (church registers availability)
4. Population registers in local archives
5. Court records dealing with land purchases, inheritances, land transfers etc.
6. Records of immunization
7. Military records 

18th century
1. Most of the above
2. Hufen und Steuerverzeichnisse (indexes of land occupation and taxes)
3. Quatamber and Schocksteuerverzeichnisse (indexes of church contributions and property taxes)
4. Collection Schmidt
5. Military recruiting lists (Stammrollen and Musterungsrollen) for the Saxon army 6. Schoetgen and Kreyßig
7. Lineage village books (few)
8. Pfarrverzeichnisse (confirmations and Kirchstuhlregister). These indexes show who occupied a certain seat within a congregation. 

17th century
1. Some of the above
2. Communal archives, i.e. Leichenschreiberei, cemeteries
3. Indexes of Land- and Tranksteuer (records of land ownership and beer brewing) 
4. Leichenpredigten

16th century
1. Türkensteuer ( a tax levied to protect against the invasion of Turks. This is the first register of people in Saxony). 
2. Landsteuer (tax levied for contractual land owners)
3. Amtsbücher (administrative records showing residents who have to render services)
4. Visitationsprotokolle (visits by church authorities who inspect schools and also oversee the conversion process, i.e., Catholics become Protestants)
5. Leichenpredigten

Source: Rene Gränz. Forschungshinweise für den Anfänger und fortgeschrittenen Forscher der Familien- und Heimatforschung in Sachsen. 8. Webmeeting-Webgenealogie-June 2012

Jurisdictions

For town and city maps in Sachsen click here and then click on "Zur Kartendarstellung".  You can use a specific street address if you know it.

Another online map showing towns and administrations (Amtsgerichte = Lower Courts) can be found here

This site will give you parish jurisdictions and other interesting and helpful information regarding towns and cities in Sachsen.

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