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| title=Germany, Hesse, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1940  
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| record_type = City Records 
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| start_year = 1627
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| end_year = 1940 
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| language = [[German Language and Languages|German]]                       
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| title_language =Deutschland, Hessen, Darmstadt Stadt Urkunden 
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Germany Church History]]                       
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Germany Church Records]]                         
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Germany Genealogy]]                       
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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]     
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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]     
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| RW_URL_06 = [http://www.genealoger.com/german/ger_2_hessen__hesse..htm German Genealogy: Hessen]     
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| Current_LOC = Hesse is located in Germany.     
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| custodian =  [https://landesarchiv.hessen.de/%C3%BCber-uns/landesarchiv/hessisches-staatsarchiv-darmstadt Hessisches Staatsarchiv, Darmstadt]       
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== What is in this Collection? ==                       
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This collection will include records from 1627-1940. Records in this collection include population registers, certificates of citizenship, recordings of citizens and residents, and emigration records. The information is handwritten horizontally in two pages of columns in a ledger-type format. For help reading these records, see [[Germany Handwriting]].
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This collection of city records includes: Town records for 1716-1884; Emigration and immigration records for 1805-1940; Naturalization/Citizenship for 1821-1938; and Population registers for 1627-1939. These records were created mainly to have a record of people leaving town and to count the number of residents. 
  
== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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To keep a record of the population, the city called heads of households to assemble at the local civil office, almost yearly, to provide their personal information, which was counted as a basic unit. This listing is called “Volkszahlung” (local population census). The city also kept a similar register listing all the citizens who moved to other localities. This register was called “Abmeldungen” (relocation list). If the record was from a citizenship roll, it was called a cancellation list. Although the heads of households were admonished to comply, these procedures were not enforced. Therefore, these records may not cover the entire population.  
  
'''Deutschland, Hessen, Darmstadt Stadt Urkunden'''
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The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Darmstadt. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm. 
  
== Record Description ==
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This census collection is a reliable source of information for genealogical purposes; however, the accuracy of the information is dependent upon the knowledge of the informant and the way it was recorded by the civil officer. 
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=== Aufnahmen von Buergern und Beisassen (Acceptance of citizens and residents)  ===
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This collection consists of loose sheets arranged alphabetically by last name and then to some extent by given name. Given names are not in strict alphabetical order. Each numbered batch consists of approximately 40-50 entries and is labeled with a range of names. Each way pointed record set includes several batches. For example, the label "B-E (ST12-11-Nr-64-70)" means that this group includes entries for surnames beginning with "B" through "E" of the archive signature "ST12-11" and batches number 64 to 70.
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=== Sample Images  ===               
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Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Citizenship DGS 4352549 3.jpg|Citizenship Application 
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Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Simple Status DGS 4352549 23.jpg|Status Declaration 
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'''Citizenship records''' may contain the following information:     
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*Name of applicant 
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*Age of applicant 
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*Occupation of applicant 
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*Reasons for citizenship application 
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*Date and place of issue
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'''Citizenship application records''' may contain the following information: 
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*Name of applicant 
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*Place of origin 
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*Status of application 
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*Date and place of issue 
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'''Manumission records''' may contain the following information: 
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*Name of subject 
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*Place of origin 
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*Manumission request status
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==  
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It is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's name
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*Residence
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*Age or birth date
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*Names of family members
  
This collection will include records from 1627-1940.<br>  
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
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|title=Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1940  
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'''To browse by image:'''
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> 
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⇒Select “Event Type” category<br> 
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⇒Select “Year Range” category<br>
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⇒Select “Name range or Description” category which takes you to the images. 
  
Records in this collection include population registers, certificates of citizenship, recordings of citizens and residents, and emigration records. The information is handwritten horizontally in two pages of columns in a ledger-type format.  
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==What do I do next?==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.                   
 +
===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.                         
 +
*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.                       
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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?===                           
 +
*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.                       
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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]].
  
To keep a record of the population, the city called heads of households to assemble at the local civil office, almost yearly, to provide their personal information, which was counted as a basic unit. This listing is called “volkszahlung” (local population census).&nbsp;
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
 
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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.
The city also kept a similar register listing all the citizens who moved to other localities. This register was called “abmeldungen” (relocation list). If the record was from a citizenship roll, it was called a cancellation list.&nbsp;
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'''Collection Citation'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1940." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. [http://FamilySearch.org Family Search] : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Darmstadt, Karolinenplatz 3, Darmstadt (City Archives, Darmstadt).}}
Although the heads of households were admonished to comply, these procedures were not enforced. Therefore, these records may not cover the entire population.&nbsp;
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'''Image citation'''<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Darmstadt. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm.&nbsp;
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For a list of record categories currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1423571/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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== How You Can Contribute ==                
This collection of city records includes: Town records for 1716-1884; Emigration and immigration records for 1805-1940; Naturalization/Citizenship for 1821-1938; and Population registers for 1627-1939.&nbsp;
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These records were created mainly to have a record of people leaving town and to count the number of residents.  
 
 
 
This census collection is a reliable source of information for genealogical purposes; however, the accuracy of the information is dependent upon the knowledge of the informant and the way it was recorded by the civil officer.
 
 
 
=== Section: Aufnahmen von Buergern und Beisassen (Acceptance of citizens and residents) ===
 
 
 
This collection consists of loose sheets arranged alphabetically by last name and then to some extent by given name. Given names are not in strict alphabetical order. Each numbered batch consists of approximately 40-50 entries and is labeled with a range of names. Each waypointed record set includes several batches. For example, the label "&nbsp;B-E (ST12-11-Nr-64-70)" means that this group includes entries for surnames beginning with "B" through "E" of the archive signature "ST12-11" and batches number 64 to 70.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
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>  
 
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Stadtarchiv Darmstad. City Records. Stadtarchiv Darmstadt, Germany. <!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
 
[[Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Citizenship DGS 4352549 3.jpg|thumb|center]]
 
 
 
'''These citizenship/naturalization records usually contain the following information:'''
 
 
 
*Name of applicant
 
*Age of applicant
 
*Occupation of applicant
 
*Reasons for citizenship application
 
*Date and place of issue
 
 
 
[[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Simple Status DGS 4352549 23.jpg|thumb|center]]
 
 
 
'''These citizenship application status records usually contain the following information:'''
 
 
 
*Name of applicant
 
*Place of origin
 
*Status of application
 
*Date and place of issue
 
 
 
[[Image:Germany Hessen Darmstadt City Records (09-0245) Service Release DGS 4352549 20.jpg|thumb|center]]
 
 
 
'''These manumission records usually contain the following information:'''
 
 
 
*Name of subject
 
*Place of origin
 
*Manumission request status
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the “Event Type” ⇒ Select the “Year Range” ⇒ Select the “Surname Range and/or Volume Reference” 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.
 
 
 
Next to parish and civil registers, this collection of city records provides good family information, which can be used to research the family in other vital records. To use these records, you must know how to read German Gothic script. You also need to know at least the name of your ancestor, an event date, and the approximate place of residence.
 
 
 
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records (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.
 
 
 
== Related Websites ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.progenealogists.com/germany/hesse/hessendindex.htm Gazetteer of Hessen-Darmstadt in table form]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wggerman/ Germany Genweb Project]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Germany|Germany]]
 
*[[Germany Emigration and Immigration|Germany Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Germany Naturalization and Citizenship|Germany Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Germany Court Records|Germany Court Records]]
 
*[[Hessen, Germany|Hessen, Germany]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}  
 
 
 
== 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  ===
 
 
 
"Germany, Hessen Darmstadt City Records," images,''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 14 March, 2012), Aufnamen von Burgern und Beisassen &gt; 1822-1884 &gt; D-E (ST12-11-Nr170-173) &gt; image 431 of 438 images, entry Anton Elbert 11 September 1865; citing Darmstadt City Records. Stadtarchiv Darmstadt, Germany.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Current Location
Hesse is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type City Records
Collection years: 1627-1940
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Hessen, Darmstadt Stadt Urkunden
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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Hessisches Staatsarchiv, Darmstadt


What is in this Collection?

This collection will include records from 1627-1940. Records in this collection include population registers, certificates of citizenship, recordings of citizens and residents, and emigration records. The information is handwritten horizontally in two pages of columns in a ledger-type format. For help reading these records, see Germany Handwriting. This collection of city records includes: Town records for 1716-1884; Emigration and immigration records for 1805-1940; Naturalization/Citizenship for 1821-1938; and Population registers for 1627-1939. These records were created mainly to have a record of people leaving town and to count the number of residents.

To keep a record of the population, the city called heads of households to assemble at the local civil office, almost yearly, to provide their personal information, which was counted as a basic unit. This listing is called “Volkszahlung” (local population census). The city also kept a similar register listing all the citizens who moved to other localities. This register was called “Abmeldungen” (relocation list). If the record was from a citizenship roll, it was called a cancellation list. Although the heads of households were admonished to comply, these procedures were not enforced. Therefore, these records may not cover the entire population.

The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Darmstadt. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm.

This census collection is a reliable source of information for genealogical purposes; however, the accuracy of the information is dependent upon the knowledge of the informant and the way it was recorded by the civil officer.

Aufnahmen von Buergern und Beisassen (Acceptance of citizens and residents)

This collection consists of loose sheets arranged alphabetically by last name and then to some extent by given name. Given names are not in strict alphabetical order. Each numbered batch consists of approximately 40-50 entries and is labeled with a range of names. Each way pointed record set includes several batches. For example, the label "B-E (ST12-11-Nr-64-70)" means that this group includes entries for surnames beginning with "B" through "E" of the archive signature "ST12-11" and batches number 64 to 70.

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

Citizenship records may contain the following information:

  • Name of applicant
  • Age of applicant
  • Occupation of applicant
  • Reasons for citizenship application
  • Date and place of issue

Citizenship application records may contain the following information:

  • Name of applicant
  • Place of origin
  • Status of application
  • Date and place of issue

Manumission records may contain the following information:

  • Name of subject
  • Place of origin
  • Manumission request status

How Do I Search This Collection?

It is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Residence
  • Age or birth date
  • Names of family members

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1940.

To browse by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “Event Type” category
⇒Select “Year Range” category
⇒Select “Name range or Description” category which takes you to the images.

What do I do next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

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.

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, Hessen, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1940." Images. FamilySearch. Family Search : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Darmstadt, Karolinenplatz 3, Darmstadt (City Archives, Darmstadt).

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, Darmstadt City Records, 1627-1940.

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