Germany, Bavaria, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Bavaria,  Germany
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Location of Bavaria, Germany
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Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous
Collection years: 1300-1915
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Bayern, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, ausgewählte Bestände des Stadtarchivs
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Stadtarchiv Rothenburg ob der Tauber


What is in this Collection?

This collection contains images of records from the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The chart below lists the record types and the time period covered.

Subject Record Type Dates Covered
Naturalization & Citizenship Citizenship 1869-1919
Burgher Rolls 1374-1798
Denization and Naturalization Records 1869-1915
Emigration & Immigration Emigrations 1800-1919
Immigrations 1800-1919
Vital Records Births, Marriages, Deaths 1811-1899
Marriage records 1515-1804
Land Records Property records 1808-1921
Military Records Conscripts 1809-1918
Court Records Estate records 1600-1700
Guardianships 1600-1700
Guardianships 1626-1764
Town Records Town Council Records 1300-1745
Schools School Records 1550-1800
Probate Records Wills 1300-1803
Census Census Records 1819-1904

Sample Images

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These records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Occupation
  • Street address
  • Date of birth
  • Religion
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of birth

How Do I Search This Collection?

It is helpful to know at least one of the following:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Residence
  • Age or birth date
  • Names of family members

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page.
⇒Select the appropriate "Quellengattung"
⇒Select the appropriate "Namensraum oder Beschreibung" which takes you to the images.

==What do I do next?==

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records in the country.
  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful.
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.

Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Germany, Bavaria, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Miscellaneous City Records, 1300-1915." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Stadtarchiv Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bayern (city archives of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria).

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