Germany Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 .
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Current Location
This locality is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Births and Baptisms
Collection years: 1558-1898
Languages: German
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FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Genealogical Society of Utah

What is in the Collection?

This index includes births and baptisms for the years 1558 to 1898. It is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Coverage Table

A coverage Table for this collection is available in the wiki article Germany Births and Baptisms, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Citation:

"Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898." Index. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

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