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== What is in this Collection? ==                         
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This collection of census records pertains to the census of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin conducted in 1867, 1890, and 1900. (Mecklenburg censuses were conducted intermittently from 1636 to 1939.) 
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A census of citizens of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was collected as of 2/3 December 1867. Authorized enumerators went from house to house in their appointed areas, recording in a “household list” of each person who was present at the time in the apartment or house. Household members who were not physically present at the time of the census were recorded in an addendum. The following information was recorded about each person: first and last name, gender, year of birth, religious affiliation, marital status, occupation or social standing, citizenship, the reason why visitors were in the census area, and distinguishing physical characteristics. Based on the 1867 census, the population of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was determined to be 560,668. Of those, 193,882 people lived in the cities. 
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Aname index and images for a portion of The 1890 census consist of a name index arranged by towns under their enumeration district. Two types of forms are found for each town: Zählkarten and Namenslisten. The Zählkarten list individuals and give the date and place of birth, occupation, residence, gender and marital status, etc. The Namenslisten list the inhabitants of a given household and show relationship to the head of the household. Most of the census did not survive. 
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The 1900 census consist of two forms: the individual forms (Zählkarten), which list information about each person, and the household lists (Haushaltungslisten), which identify the members of a family and their relationship to the head of household; both forms are filed by place. These places are then arranged alphabetically by each manorial district or city (Ritteramt, Domänenamt, Klosteramt, Stadt). 
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The censuses cover territory controlled by the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. For the 1900 census, takers went to each house in each of the 2,559 districts and recorded all the inhabitants as of December 1, 1900, therefore covering about 95 to 98 percent of the population living in Mecklenburg-Schwerin in December of 1900. 
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=== Sample Images  ===                 
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Image:Germany Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census 1867.jpg|1867 Census
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'''Individual census records''' may contain the following information:     
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*Enumeration district 
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*Full name and gender 
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*Birth date and place 
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*Marital status 
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*Place of residence 
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*Occupation 
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*Religion
  
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'''Household census records''' may contain the following information:  
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*Household number and street address 
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*Name of head of household 
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*Full names of all members of household 
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*Relationship to head of household
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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== Record Description ==
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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 the "Place: Place number (District or City)" category<br>
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⇒Select the "Form" category which takes you to the images  
  
This collection of census records pertains to the census of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin conducted in 1867, 1890, and 1900. Mecklenburg censuses were conducted intermittently from 1636 to 1939. These records are in German/Gothic.  
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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.                     
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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.                         
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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.                         
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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?===                             
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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.                                 
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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]].
  
This is a collection of censuses of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.  
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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 1900 census consist of two forms: the individual forms (Zählkarten), which lists information about each person, and the household lists (Haushaltungslisten), which identify the members of a family and their relationship to the head of household. Both forms are filed by place. These places are then arranged alphabetically by each manorial district or city (Ritteramt, Domänenamt, Klosteramt, Stadt).
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'''Collection Citation for Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Census 1867''' {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Mecklenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv, Schwerin (Census Office. Mecklenburg State Archives, Schwerin).}}<br><br> 
 
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
A name index and images for a portion of The 1890 census consist of a name index arranged by towns under their enumeration district. Two types of forms are found for each town: Zählkarten and Namenslisten. The Zählkarten list individuals and give the date and place of birth, occupation, residence, gender and marital status, etc. The Namenslisten list the inhabitants of a given household and show relationship to the head of the household. Most of the census did not survive.
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|title=Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867
Census of citizens of Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin as of 2/3 December 1867. Authorized enumerators, went from house to house in their appointed areas, recording in a “household list” of each person who was present at the time in the apartment or house. Household members who were not physically present at the time of the census were recorded in an addendum. The following information was recorded about each person: first and last name, gender, year of birth, religious affiliation, marital status, occupation or social standing, citizenship, the reason why visitors were in the census area, and distinguishing physical characteristics. Based on the 1867 census, population of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was determined to be 560,668. Of those, 193,882 people lived in the cities.  
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
The censuses cover territory controlled by the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. For the 1900 census, takers went to each house in each of the 2,559 districts and recorded all the inhabitants as of December 1, 1900, therefore covering about 95 to 98 percent of the population living in Mecklenburg-Schwerin in December of 1900.  
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|CID=CID1883733
 
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|title=Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867  
The original records are preserved at the German State Archives in Schwerin. The Family History Library has copies on microfilm also.
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'''Collection Citation for Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900''' {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Volkszählungsamt. Mecklenburgische Landeshauptarchiv Schwerin [Mecklenburg State Archives, Schwerin].}}<br><br>
The censuses were taken to assess military and taxation capacity, as well as for religious, occupational, and language background.
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
 
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Census information was provided by any member of the household. If some information was incomplete, the census taker had to return to the houseold to complete the information. Each record was signed by the census taker as verification of its accuracy.
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For a list of records by date or locality currently published in the Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867 collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1883733/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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For a list of records by date or locality currently published in the Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1890 collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1536942/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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For a list of records by date or locality currently published in the Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900 collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1607939/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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'''Collection Citation for Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Census 1890''' {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1890." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Volkszählungsamt. Mecklenburgische Landeshauptarchiv Schwerin [Mecklenburg State Archives, Schwerin].}}<br><br>  
 
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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== How You Can Contribute ==                
'''Records found on most individual forms generally contain the following information:'''  
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{{H-langs|en=Germany, Bavaria, Dinkelsbühl Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|pt=Alemanha, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Censos (Registros Históricos do FamilySearch)}}
*Enumeration District
 
*Full name and gender
 
*Birth date
 
*Birthplace
 
*Marital status
 
*Place of residence
 
*Occupation
 
*Religion
 
 
 
'''Records found on most household forms generally contain the following information:'''  
 
 
 
*Household number and street address
 
*Name of head of household
 
*Full names of all members of household
 
*Relationship to head of household
 
 
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
 
 
To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
 
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. 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.
 
 
 
To search the collection, <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select “Place: Place number (District or City)" 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 registers, census records provide more family information than any other Mecklenburg record for the time period. You must know how to read German Gothic script. You also need to know at least the name of your ancestor and the approximate place of residence at the time of the census.
 
 
 
==== For Help Reading These Records ====
 
 
 
These records are in Gothic German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
 
 
 
*[[German Word List]] <br>
 
*[[Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)]]
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection ==
 
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Censuses (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.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2009-023.pdf German Census Taking-Before 1871]
 
*[http://www.akvz.de/e107_plugins/akvzdb_menu/akvz.php AKVZ Database Menu] - In German
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[German Census Records|German Census Records]]
 
*[[Germany Census]]
 
*[[Germany]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
 
 
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box:
 
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1883733/waypoints Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census 1867]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1536942/waypoints Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1890]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1607939/waypoints Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900]
 
 
 
<br> 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]].<br>
 
 
 
=== Citations 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= "Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900."Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Volkszählungsamt. Mecklenburgische Landeshauptarchiv Schwerin.}}  
 
 
 
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Mecklenburg-Schwerin,  Germany
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Record Description
Record Type Census Records
Collection years: 1867-1900
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Großherzogthum Mecklenburg Volkszählungen
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What is in this Collection?

This collection of census records pertains to the census of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin conducted in 1867, 1890, and 1900. (Mecklenburg censuses were conducted intermittently from 1636 to 1939.) A census of citizens of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was collected as of 2/3 December 1867. Authorized enumerators went from house to house in their appointed areas, recording in a “household list” of each person who was present at the time in the apartment or house. Household members who were not physically present at the time of the census were recorded in an addendum. The following information was recorded about each person: first and last name, gender, year of birth, religious affiliation, marital status, occupation or social standing, citizenship, the reason why visitors were in the census area, and distinguishing physical characteristics. Based on the 1867 census, the population of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was determined to be 560,668. Of those, 193,882 people lived in the cities.

Aname index and images for a portion of The 1890 census consist of a name index arranged by towns under their enumeration district. Two types of forms are found for each town: Zählkarten and Namenslisten. The Zählkarten list individuals and give the date and place of birth, occupation, residence, gender and marital status, etc. The Namenslisten list the inhabitants of a given household and show relationship to the head of the household. Most of the census did not survive. The 1900 census consist of two forms: the individual forms (Zählkarten), which list information about each person, and the household lists (Haushaltungslisten), which identify the members of a family and their relationship to the head of household; both forms are filed by place. These places are then arranged alphabetically by each manorial district or city (Ritteramt, Domänenamt, Klosteramt, Stadt). The censuses cover territory controlled by the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. For the 1900 census, takers went to each house in each of the 2,559 districts and recorded all the inhabitants as of December 1, 1900, therefore covering about 95 to 98 percent of the population living in Mecklenburg-Schwerin in December of 1900.

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

Individual census records may contain the following information:

  • Enumeration district
  • Full name and gender
  • Birth date and place
  • Marital status
  • Place of residence
  • Occupation
  • Religion

Household census records may contain the following information:

  • Household number and street address
  • Name of head of household
  • Full names of all members of household
  • Relationship to head of household

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867.


You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Census 1900.


You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for 1890 Census, Mecklenburg, Germany.

To browse by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Place: Place number (District or City)" category
⇒Select the "Form" category 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. 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.

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 for Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Census 1867

"Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Mecklenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv, Schwerin (Census Office. Mecklenburg State Archives, Schwerin).

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, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867.

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, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867.

Collection Citation for Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900

"Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Volkszählungsamt. Mecklenburgische Landeshauptarchiv Schwerin [Mecklenburg State Archives, Schwerin].

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, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900.

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, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1900.

Collection Citation for Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Census 1890

"Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1890." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Volkszählungsamt. Mecklenburgische Landeshauptarchiv Schwerin [Mecklenburg State Archives, Schwerin].

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, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1890.

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, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1890.

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