Germany, Bavaria, Nördlingen, Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Title in the Language of the Records
- 2 Record Description
- 3 How to Use the Record
- 4 Record History
- 5 Record Reliability
- 6 Related Websites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 Contributions to This Article
- 9 Citation for This Collection
- 10 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Title in the Language of the Records
Deutschland, Bayern, Nördlingen Archivgut
This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Bavaria covers the inclusive years of about 1400-1943. 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:
- Church records
- Citizenship rolls
- City directories
- Emigration records
- Genealogy records
- School records
The key genealogical facts found on these records may include:
- 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
How to Use the Record
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.
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.
- Use the birth or baptism date and place to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
- The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.
- The parents' places of origin can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- Marriage date and place may help find a couple's children.
- Burial place may also help you find a couple's migration pattern.
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.
Most of the time these records are created to help civil authorities and for the benefits of its citizens.
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 Wiki Articles
- Germany Archives and Libraries
- Germany Church Records
- Germany locating civil registration records not at the Family History Library
Contributions to This Article
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Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
Germany. Various entities in the city of Nördlingen. Miscellaneous records, 1400-1943. City Archive of Nördlingen (Stadtarchiv), Bavaria, Germany.
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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.
Citations Examples for Records Found in a Collection
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- “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (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.
- “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (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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