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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1974179 |title=Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Cottbus Miscellaneous City Records, 1672-1919|location=Germany}}<br>  
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| title=Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Cottbus, Miscellaneous City Records, 1672-1919  
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| location=Germany  
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| LOC_01 = Prussia 
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| LOC_02 = Brandenburg and Cottbus
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| record_type = Church Records 
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| start_year = 1672 
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| end_year = 1919
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| language = [[German Language and Languages|German]] 
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| title_language = Deutschland, Brandenburg, Cottbus Archivgut   
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3ABrandenburg%20%2Bkeywords%3AChurch%20%2Bkeywords%3Arecords FamilySearch Catalogue Keyword Search - Brandenburg] 
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Germany Church Records]] 
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.ggsmn.org/cpage.php?pt=18 German Genealogy Society – Brandenburg] 
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.kirchenbuchportal.de/inhalt.htm Kirchenbuchportal Germany Church Book Portal]   
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.ekd.de/english/ Evangelical Church in Germany] 
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| Current_LOC = Parts of Brandenburg are now in Poland. Cottbus is in Germany. 
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| custodian = [http://www.landeshauptarchiv-brandenburg.de/index.php/service/archivportal/127-landesfachstelle/archivberatung/brandenburgisches-archivportal/287-stadtarchiv-cottbus Stadtarchiv Cottbus] 
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== What is in this Collection? == 
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This Collection will include records from 1672 to 1919.<br>
  
== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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This is a collection of mixed records from the city archives of Cottbus. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The records may include items from Sandow as well as the following:
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*Military records
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*Land and proprety records
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*Citizen rolls
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*Jewish records
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*City directories
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*Wills and estates 
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*Land and tenancy records 
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*Court records 
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*Tax records 
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*Funeral sermons and sexton records 
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*Voting registers 
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*Council meeting protocols 
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*Hospital books
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'''These records''' may contain the following information: 
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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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==How Do I Search This Collection? == 
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'''To browse by image:''' 
  
'''Deutschland, Brandenburg, Cottbus Archivgut'''
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> 
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⇒Select “City or Town” <br> 
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⇒Select “Category” <br> 
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⇒Select “Record type, Year range, and Volume” which takes you to the images 
  
== Record Description  ==
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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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Search the collection by image, 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 and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
This Collection will include records from 1672 to 1919.<br>
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?=== 
 
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*Use the age in the marriage records to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.   
This is a collection of mixed records from the city archives of Cottbus. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German. Includes military records, land &amp; property records, citizen rolls, Jewish records, city directories, and some items from Sandow.  
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married or died 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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*[[Germany Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900. If the officiator of a marriage or death was a minister, you may be able to determine to which religion or congregation your ancestor belonged. Look for church records of the birth, marriage, or death which may provide more information on the family.  
'''This collection may include records such as:'''
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?===     
 
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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful.                                                                                               
*Wills and estates
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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.   
*Land and tenancy records
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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. 
*Court records
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Germany Societies|local genealogical societies]]
*Tax records
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*Funeral sermons and sexton records
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== Citations for This Collection ==  
*Voting registers
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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.
*Council meeting protocols
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*Hospital books
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>  
 
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{{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Cottbus, Miscellaneaous City Records, 1672-1919." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Cottbus (Cottbus City Archives).}} 
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1974179/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
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== How You Can Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki == 
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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[[Germany, Brandenburg, Cottbus Miscellaneous City Records (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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'''These records generally 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 to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the “Stadt oder Dorf” <br> ⇒ Select the “Kategorie” <br> ⇒ Select the “Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer” 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.  
 
 
 
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. For example:
 
 
 
*Use the birth or baptism date and place to find the family in other civil records or church records.  
 
*The parents' places of origin can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*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.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.kirchenbuchportal.de/inhalt.htm Kirchenbuchportal]  
 
 
 
== 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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== 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 ===
 
 
 
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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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Brandenburg and Cottbus, Prussia,  Germany
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Current Location
Parts of Brandenburg are now in Poland. Cottbus is in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years: 1672-1919
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Brandenburg, Cottbus Archivgut
FamilySearch Resources
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Stadtarchiv Cottbus


What is in this Collection?

This Collection will include records from 1672 to 1919.

This is a collection of mixed records from the city archives of Cottbus. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The records may include items from Sandow as well as the following:

  • Military records
  • Land and proprety records
  • Citizen rolls
  • Jewish records
  • City directories
  • Wills and estates
  • Land and tenancy records
  • Court records
  • Tax records
  • Funeral sermons and sexton records
  • Voting registers
  • Council meeting protocols
  • Hospital books

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 can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Cottbus, Miscellaneous City Records, 1672-1919.

To browse by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “City or Town”
⇒Select “Category”
⇒Select “Record type, Year range, and Volume” 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. Search the collection by image, 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 and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • Use the age in the marriage records 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 been born, married or died 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.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900. If the officiator of a marriage or death was a minister, you may be able to determine to which religion or congregation your ancestor belonged. Look for church records of the birth, marriage, or death which may provide more information on the family.

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

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful.
  • 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, Prussia, Brandenburg, Cottbus, Miscellaneaous City Records, 1672-1919." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Cottbus (Cottbus 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, Prussia, Brandenburg, Cottbus, Miscellaneous City Records, 1672-1919.

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