Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Magdeburg, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Record Description

This collection contains miscellaneous records from various entities in the city of Magdeburg, Saxony, Prussia from 1686 to 1900. Records include account books, burgher rolls, census records, church records, citizenship records, lists of foreigners with passports, guild records, immunization records, lists of officials, military rosters, population registration, lists of potential school children, registers of foreigners, school records, tax records, and voter lists. The original records are located in the Stadtarchiv Magdeburg in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Records are in German and French.

Citation for This Collection

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

"Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Magdeburg, Miscellaneous Records, 1686-1900." Images. "FamilySearch". http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Stadtarchiv Magdeburg.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Residence
  • Birth date
  • Parents' names
  • Hometown
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

To search the collection image by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Autor"
⇒Select the appropriate "Ereignistyp und Jahre" which takes you to the images.

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. 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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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

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.