Germany, Bavaria, Neumarkt Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Title in the Language of the Records
Deutschland, Bayern, Neumarkt Archivgut.
This collection will include records from Neumarkt, Bavaria from 1453 to 1973 and includes the following record types: cemetery records, court records, funeral home records, guild registers, Jewish records, land records, probate records, school records, tax records, and voting registers. This collection is being published as images become available.
Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German.
City records were 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. The civil registration (after 1876) and church records are the most often used records for genealogical research. 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.
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Records usually 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
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “Record type”
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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.
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.
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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- Germany locating civil registration records not at the Family History Library
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- "Germany, Bavaria, Neumarkt Miscellaneous City Records, 1453-1973." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archivleitung Stadtarchiv Neumarkt.
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