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Deutschland, Amberg, Bavaria Archivgut  
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| title=Germany, Bavaria, Amberg Miscellaneous City Records  
 
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This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Amberg covers the inclusive years of about 1836-1939. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German. This collection may include records such as:  
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*Wills and estates
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*Land and tenancy records  
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| record_type =Civil Registration     
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| start_year = 1379
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Germany Church History]]     
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Germany Church Records]]       
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.hot-map.com/deutschlandkarte Interactive German Map]     
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/records-search/bavarian_emigrants.php Bavaria & Pfalz Emigration Database]       
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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 Address books: Search]     
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.websters.net/blackforest/index.html Genealogy in Germany's Black Forest Region]     
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| RW_URL_06= [http://www.gda.bayern.de/english/ Bavaria State Archives] 
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| RW_URL_07= [http://vgsgermansig.org/research/resources-by-modern-state/bavariabayern-genealogy-resources/ Bavaria Genealogy Resources] 
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| custodian [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Bavaria_(Bayern)_Archives_and_Libraries Bavaria Archives and Libraries]     
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== What is in this Collection? ==      
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This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Amberg covers years as early as 1379 and as late as 1950. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. This collection may include records such as:  
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*Census records
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*Naturalization and citizenship records
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*Directories
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*Land and property records
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*Probate records  
 
*Court records  
 
*Court records  
*Tax records  
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*Newspapers 
*Funeral sermons and sexton records  
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*Tax records
*Voting registers  
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*Funeral sermons and sexton records
*Council meeting protocols  
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*Voting registers
*Hospital books
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*Council meeting protocols
 
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*Hospital books  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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*Wills and estates 
 
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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*Names of parents, children, witnesses
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*Dates and places of events, ages
 
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*Residence and religion of principals
The key genealogical facts found on these records may include:  
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*Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record
 
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*Legitimacy  
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*Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record  
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==     
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In order to find data in this collection, it will be necessary to know at least the name of the ancestor, the place of the event, and an approximate date.  
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Look at each image or record comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images or records and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name and you will want to look carefully at dates, places and relations to identify your ancestor from another person. You also may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name if they were known by a nickname or changed their name from the original birth record name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life and may be listed in records with any of those variations.     
Some records have indexes at the end of the volume. Frequently, these indexes are arranged by the given name of the individual and sometimes use the Latin form of the name. Those volumes without indexes need to be searched chronologically for the individuals sought. When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about other people listed in the record. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.   
 
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?===     
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*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.      
 
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*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 [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) vital records] in the country.      
*Use the birth or baptism date and place to find the family in census records.  
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*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.      
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.  
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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.    
*The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?===         
*The parents' places of origin can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful.              
*Marriage date and place may help find a couple's children.  
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*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.      
*Burial place may also help you find a couple's migration pattern.
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*Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.    
 
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It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile baptism entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the baptism records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married, and died in or near to the same place.  
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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. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.     
 
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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.   
== Record History  ==
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Germany Societies|local genealogical societies]].     
 
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== Citations for This Collection ==  
Most of the time these records are created to help civil authorities and for the benefits of its citizens.  
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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.
 
 
== Record Reliability  ==
 
 
 
Most of the records listed in this collection are reliable to a point, depending on the knowledge of the person giving the information and the person that received it and recorded it. The most used records for genealogical research are the civil registration records after 1876 and the church records before that date. However, if those are not available, the population registers (census) and emigration records are also reliable and great records to search for data that will help find other family members and other records.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Germany Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Germany Church Records]]  
 
*[[Germany locating civil registration records not at the Family History Library]]
 
 
 
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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Amberg, Bavaria,  Germany
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Location of Amberg, Bavaria, Germany
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This locality is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Civil Registration
Collection years: 1379-1950
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Amberg, Bavaria Archivgut
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What is in this Collection?

This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Amberg covers years as early as 1379 and as late as 1950. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. This collection may include records such as:

  • Census records
  • Naturalization and citizenship records
  • Directories
  • Land and property records
  • Probate records
  • Court records
  • Newspapers
  • Tax records
  • Funeral sermons and sexton records
  • Voting registers
  • Council meeting protocols
  • Hospital books
  • Wills and estates

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

These records may contain the following information:

  • Names of parents, children, witnesses
  • Dates and places of events, ages
  • Residence and religion of principals
  • Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record
  • Legitimacy

How Do I Search This Collection?

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Look at each image or record comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images or records and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name and you will want to look carefully at dates, places and relations to identify your ancestor from another person. You also may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name if they were known by a nickname or changed their name from the original birth record name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life and may be listed in records with any of those variations. To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

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. Various entities. Miscellaneous records, 1846-1900. Repository archive, Amberg, Bavaria, Germany.

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