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''[[Germany Genealogy|Germany]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bavaria, Germany Genealogy| Bavaria]]''   
 
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| title=Germany, Bavaria, Mindelheim Miscellaneous City Records, 1407-1950
Deutschland, Bavaria, Mindelheim Archivgut
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This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Mindelheim covers the inclusive years of about 1611-1999. 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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| record_type =Miscellaneous Records     
*Church records  
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| start_year = 1407
*Compiled biographies, genealogies and charts, and history  
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| end_year = 1950
*Population records  
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| language = [[German Language and Languages|German]]         
*Immigrant lists, passenger lists, seaport arrivals, etc.  
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*Directories  
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Bavaria, Germany Genealogy]]       
*Land and property indexes  
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Bavaria Historical Geography]]       
*Civil registration  
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Germany Church History]]         
*Probate records  
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Germany Church Records]]           
*Public records
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Germany Genealogy]]         
 
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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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| Current_LOC =Bavaria is located in Germany       
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| custodian [http://www.mindelheim.de/museen/stadtarchiv-mindelheim Stadtarchiv Mindelheim]               
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== What is in this Collection? ==         
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This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Mindelheim covers the inclusive years of about 1407-1950. 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 the following records:
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*Church records
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*Compiled biographies, genealogies and charts, and history
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*Population records
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*Immigrant lists, passenger lists, seaport arrivals, etc.
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*Directories
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*Land and property indexes
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*Civil registration
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*Probate records
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*Public records  
 
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Most of the time these records are created to help civil authorities and for the benefits of its citizens.  
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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.         
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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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*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.         
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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.         
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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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*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.         
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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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The key genealogical facts found on these records may include:
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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
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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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*“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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What is in this Collection?

This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Mindelheim covers the inclusive years of about 1407-1950. 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 the following records:

  • Church records
  • Compiled biographies, genealogies and charts, and history
  • Population records
  • Immigrant lists, passenger lists, seaport arrivals, etc.
  • Directories
  • Land and property indexes
  • Civil registration
  • Probate records
  • Public records

Most of the time these records are created to help civil authorities and for the benefits of its citizens.

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?

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select "Town or Village" category
⇒Select "Event Type, Date Range, and Volume Number" category which takes you to the images

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, Bavaria, Mindelheim Miscellaneous City Records 1407-1950." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Stadtarchiv Mindelheim, Bayern.

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