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''[[Germany Genealogy|Germany]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Anhalt, Germany Genealogy|Anhalt]]''<br>   
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{{Germany HR Infobox   
|title=Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919
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| title=Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919  
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| location=Germany  
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| LOC_01 =Anhalt 
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| LOC_02 =Dessau
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| LOC_03 =   
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| loc_map = German Empire - Anhalt (1871).svg.png 
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| record_type = City Directories
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| start_year = 1866
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| end_year = 1919 
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| language = [[German Language and Languages|German]]   
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| title_language = Deutschland, Anhalt, Dessau, Stadt-Verzeichnisse   
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| FS_URL_01 =  [[Research Strategies for Anhalt]] 
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Anhalt Online Genealogy Records]] 
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Germany Church History]]   
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Germany Church Records]]   
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Germany Genealogy]]   
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.sachsen-anhalt-wiki.de/index.php/Spezial:Kategorien Sachsen-Anhalt Wiki]   
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/ANC_APO/ANHALT.html Online Encyclopedia of Anhalt]   
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.ekd.de/english/ Evangelical Church in Germany]   
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| RW_URL_04 =  [http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Addressbooks: Search]   
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| RW_URL_05 =  [http://www.anhalt-geschichte.de/index.php?page=land-norkitten History of Anhalt] 
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| Current_LOC = This locality is located in Germany. 
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| custodian =  [http://www.stadtarchiv.dessau-rosslau.de/ Stadtarchiv Dessau] 
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== What is in this Collection? ==
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== Collection Content == 
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This collection contains city directories for Dessau, Anhalt, Germany. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and by given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Often included are classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest. Original directories are located in the Stadtarchiv Dessau, Saxony Anhalt, Germany.
  
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
Deutschland, Anhalt, Dessau, Stadt-Verzeichnisse
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== Record Description ==
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=== Sample Images ===   
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Click on images for a larger view.   
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Image:Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories DGS 7251989 09.jpg|City Directory 
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Image:Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories DGS 7252003 016.jpg|City Directory 
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|Address Book 
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This collection contains city directories for Dessau, Anhalt, Germany. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and by given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Often included are classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest. Original directories are located in the Stadtarchiv Dessau, Saxony Anhalt, Germany.
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'''These records''' generally contain the following information:   
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*Full name of ancestor 
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*Names of family members 
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*Name of spouse 
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*Address or residence 
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*Birth date and place 
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*Religion 
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*Nationality
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==   
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{{Collection_Browse_Link 
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|title=Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919
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'''To see by image:'''
  
{{Collection citation
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> 
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Stadtarchiv Dessau. Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories. City of Dessau city archives, Dessau, Germany.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
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⇒Select the appropriate "Year" which takes you to the images
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2060125 Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
[[Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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==What do I do next?==
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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.
  
== Record Content  ==
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===I found who I was looking for, What now?===
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*Use the information to find your ancestors in Censuses. These can help you find additional family members.
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*Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find a birth or death record.  Sometimes a person is buried in a city or town in which they did not die so it is not always accurate to assume that a burial place is the same as a death place.   
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*[[Germany Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found to find more generations of the family.
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include the following information:
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?===
  
*Full name of ancestor
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
*Names of family members
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
*Name of spouse
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*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.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Germany Societies|local genealogical societies]].
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Citing this Collection  ==
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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. 
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'''Collection Citation''': 
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{{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Stadtarchiv Dessau (Dassau City Archives).}}
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The information varies by year; later years contain more information than the early years. Any of the following detail may be included in the record:
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==  
 
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*Address or residence
 
*Birthdate and place
 
*Religion
 
*Nationality
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
Next to parish registers, citizen rolls provide some of the best family information. To begin your search you need to know at least the name of your ancestor and some identifying information such as birthdate. If you know only the age, you can approximate the birthdate. Use the birthdate and place, to locate your ancestor in church records.
 
 
 
The records are in written in German Gothic script. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:
 
 
 
*[[German Word List|German Word List]]
 
*[[Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)|Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)]]
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
 
 
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the “Record Type and Years” <br>⇒ Select the "Name or Description" which takes you to the images.
 
 
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
 
 
 
When using these records keep in mind:
 
 
 
*The information may be incorrect.
 
*The ages listed may not be correct.
 
*A given name may not be the same as the name used in vital records.
 
*Names may be spelled as they sound. Look for variant spellings of the names as well as nicknames.
 
*Place-names may be misspelled.
 
*Some parts of the record may be illegible.
 
*If the family is not at the expected location, you should search the surrounding area.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.dastelefonbuch.de/ Germany Phone Books]
 
*[http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Addressbooks: Search]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles ==
 
 
 
*[[Germany]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}  
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
 
 
 
{{Incomplete Citations}}
 
 
 
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
 

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Dessau, Anhalt,  Germany
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Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917
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Location of Dessau, Anhalt, Germany
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Current Location
This locality is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type City Directories
Collection years: 1866-1919
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Anhalt, Dessau, Stadt-Verzeichnisse
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Stadtarchiv Dessau


What is in this Collection?

Collection Content

This collection contains city directories for Dessau, Anhalt, Germany. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and by given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Often included are classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest. Original directories are located in the Stadtarchiv Dessau, Saxony Anhalt, Germany.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919.

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

These records generally contain the following information:

  • Full name of ancestor
  • Names of family members
  • Name of spouse
  • Address or residence
  • Birth date and place
  • Religion
  • Nationality


How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919.

To see by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Year" which takes you to the images

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919.

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, What now?

  • Use the information to find your ancestors in Censuses. These can help you find additional family members.
  • Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find a birth or death record. Sometimes a person is buried in a city or town in which they did not die so it is not always accurate to assume that a burial place is the same as a death place.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found to find more generations of the family.

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

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Citing 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, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Stadtarchiv Dessau (Dassau City Archives).

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Anhalt, Dessau, City Directories, 1866-1919.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.