Germany, Westfalen, Minden, Index to Funeral Sermons (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Germany, Westfalen, Minden, Index to Funeral Sermons 1580-1740 .
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|Minden, Westphalia, Germany|
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|Location of Minden, Westphalia, Germany|
|Map of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|This locality is in Germany.|
|Record Type||Index to Funeral Sermons|
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What is in this Collection?
The collection consists of an index to funeral sermons from the city archives in Minden for the years 1580 to 1740.
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These records may contain the following information:
- Approximate date of death
- Date of marriage (if married)
- Place of residence
- Name of spouse
- Name of family members (parents, spouse, etc.)
How Do I Search This Collection?
It is helpful to know at least one of the following:
- Your ancestor's name
- 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 the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
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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 marriage records 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 been born, married or died 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.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900. If the officiator of a marriage or death was a minister, you may be able to determine to which religion or congregation your ancestor belonged. Look for church records of the birth, marriage, or death which may provide more information on the family.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?
- Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be useful.
- 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.
- "Germany, Westfalen, Minden, Index to Funeral Sermons, 1580-1740." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Minden (Minden Municipal Archives).
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