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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Germany, Hessen, Civil Registration collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.  
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| record_type = Civil Registration
German Data Privacy rules prohibit viewing the following records: All birth images must be 110 years or older; all marriage images must be 75 years or older, and all death images must be 60 years or older.  
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| start_year = 1874
 
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| end_year = 1927
== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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| language = [[German Language and Languages|German]]                   
 
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Hessen, Germany Genealogy]]
 
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Hessen Civil Registration]]
== Record Description  ==
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Research Strategies for Hessen]]
 
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Germany Church History]]                   
This collection contains civil registration of births, marriages, and death for Hesse, Germany. Birth records are available for 1874-1901, marriages only for 1874-1877, and deaths for 1874-1927. Not all localities are complete but records will continue to be added to this collection over time. Check the wiki or browse the collection to determine current coverage. Original records are located in the Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg. The records are in German.
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Germany Church Records]]                     
 
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Germany Genealogy]]                   
For a list of records by localities, document type, and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1921142/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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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.germanroots.com Online German Genealogy Records &amp; Databases] 
== Record Content  ==
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Address books: Search] 
 
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| RW_URL_04 = [https://landesarchiv.hessen.de// Hessisches Landesarchiv]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/germany/he.htm Hessen Genealogy] 
Image:Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration, Births, DGS 4723734 11.jpg|Birth Record
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| RW_URL_06 = [http://www.genealoger.com/german/ger_2_hessen__hesse..htm German Genealogy: Hessen] 
Image:Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration, Marriages Page 1, DGS 4780549 6.jpg|Marriage Record Page 1
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| Current_LOC = Hessen is located in Germany. 
Image:Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration, Marriages Page 2, DGS 4780549 7.jpg|Marriage Record Page 2
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| custodian =  [https://landesarchiv.hessen.de/%C3%BCber-uns/landesarchiv/hessisches-staatsarchiv-marburg Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg]   
Image:Germany, Hesse Civil Registration, Death Register, DGS 4723757 21.jpg|Death Record
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Image:Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration, Births, DGS 4723734 23.jpg|Births
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== What is in this Collection? ==                   
Image:Germany Hesse Civil Registration Marriages DGS 48252523 4.jpg|Marriage Record Index
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This collection contains civil registration of births, marriages, and death for Hesse, Germany. Birth records are available for 1874-1901, marriages only for 1874-1877, and deaths for 1874-1927. Also includes images of index volumes for births 1874-1901, marriages 1874-1927 and deaths 1874-1927. Not all localities are complete but records will continue to be added to this collection over time. Currently indexed are Darmstadt births 1876-1899 and Deaths 1878-1925. Original records are located in the Hessian State Archives in Marburg.
Image:Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration, Deaths, DGS 4723750 273.jpg|Deaths
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== Image Visibility  ==  
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Germany, Hessen, Civil Registration collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.
 
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German Data Privacy rules prohibit viewing the following records: All birth images must be 110 years or older; all marriage images must be 75 years or older, and all death images must be 60 years or older.   
'''Baptismal records found in this collection may contain the following information:'''
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'''Birth records''' may contain the following information:      
*Place of residence  
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*Name of child
*Gender  
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*Names and status of parents
*Date of birth
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*Place of residence
 
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*Gender
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*Date of birth  
 
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*Name and status of groom  
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following information:
*Name and status of bride  
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*Name and status of groom
*Place of residence  
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*Name and status of bride
*Name of bride’s parents  
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*Place of residence
*Name of groom’s parents  
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*Name of bride’s parents
*Groom’s date of birth and birthplace  
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*Name of groom’s parents
*Bride’s date of birth and birthplace
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*Groom’s date of birth and birthplace
 
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*Bride’s date of birth and birthplace  
'''Death records found in this collection may contain the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' may contain the following information:
*Name of deceased  
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*Name of deceased
*Age at death  
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*Age at death
*Place of residence  
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*Place of residence
*Date of death
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==                    
 
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==== Search the Collection ====
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br> ⇒Select "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select "Collection" category <br> ⇒Select "Civil registration office" category <br> ⇒Select "Event type" category <br> ⇒Select "Archival call number, record type and year range" category which takes you to the images
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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. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.                
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.  
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?===                    
 
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*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.                     
==== For Help Reading These Records ====
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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.                   
These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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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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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?===                       
*[[German Word List]] <br>
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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either German Civil Registration records or German Church records may be more useful.                           
*[[German Language and Languages]]
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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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*Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.                   
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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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*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.                 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Germany Societies|local genealogical societies]].   
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wggerman/ Germany GenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.digibib.net/Digibib DigiBib]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Germany]]  
 
*[[Germany Digital Resources]]
 
 
 
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
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Current Location
Hessen is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Civil Registration
Collection years: 1874-1927
Languages: German
Title in the Language:
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Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg


What is in this Collection?

This collection contains civil registration of births, marriages, and death for Hesse, Germany. Birth records are available for 1874-1901, marriages only for 1874-1877, and deaths for 1874-1927. Also includes images of index volumes for births 1874-1901, marriages 1874-1927 and deaths 1874-1927. Not all localities are complete but records will continue to be added to this collection over time. Currently indexed are Darmstadt births 1876-1899 and Deaths 1878-1925. Original records are located in the Hessian State Archives in Marburg.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Germany, Hessen, Civil Registration collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you. German Data Privacy rules prohibit viewing the following records: All birth images must be 110 years or older; all marriage images must be 75 years or older, and all death images must be 60 years or older.

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Names and status of parents
  • Place of residence
  • Gender
  • Date of birth

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Name and status of groom
  • Name and status of bride
  • Place of residence
  • Name of bride’s parents
  • Name of groom’s parents
  • Groom’s date of birth and birthplace
  • Bride’s date of birth and birthplace

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age at death
  • Place of residence
  • Date of death

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration, 1874-1927.

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. 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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, Hesse, Civil Registration, 1874-1927." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016.v Citing Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg (Hesse State Archives, Marburg).

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Germany, Hesse, Civil Registration, 1874-1927.

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, Hesse, Civil Registration, 1874-1927.

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