Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Miscellaneous Records, 1559-1945 .
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|Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany|
|Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Location of Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany|
|Map of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Parts of Brandenburg are now in Poland. Heegermühle is in Germany.|
|Record Type||Miscellaneous Records|
|Title in the Language:||Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Ausgewählte Sammlungen|
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This collection contains miscellaneous records for various cities in the Landkreis of Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Brandenburg, Prussia. Records include alien registrations, birth registers, citizen rolls, city directories, census records, military records, and population registrations. The original records are located in the Kreisarchiv Ostprignitz-Ruppin.
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