Germany, Brandenburg, Potsdam, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Brandenburg, Potsdam Archivgut

Record Description

This collection contains miscellaneous records from the Stadtarchiv Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany, from 1740 to 1939. Records include population registrations, military rolls, birth registers, marriage registers, death registers, and genealogical compilations. The records are in German.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

“Germany, Brandenburg, Potsdam, Miscellaneous Records, 1740-1939. ” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Stadtarchiv Potsdam.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Marriage date
  • Death date
  • Residence
  • Parents' names

How to Use the Record

To search the collection image by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Ort"
⇒Select the appropriate "Quellengattung"
⇒Select the appropriate "Namensraum oder Beschreibung" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection image 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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

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 a Historical Record Collection

“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch ( accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.