Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Various Protestant Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Deutschland, Preußen, Sachsen, Kirchenbücher aus ausgewählten evangelischen Kirchengemeinden

Record Description

This collection of records from 1594-1936 will contain handwritten transcriptions of Protestant church records for several parishes in Saxony, Prussia. Parishes include Bibra, Burgholzhausen, Eckartsberga, Gößnitz, Kalbitz, Lißdorf, Marienthal, Niederholzhausen, Plesimar, Seena, Taugwitz, and Wallroda.

Citation for This Collection

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Irmgard Jung. Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Various Protestant Church Records. Parishes in Germany.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Baptismal transcripts in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Names of parents
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Names of witnesses
  • Date of baptism

Marriage transcripts in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Sometimes names of grandparents
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Information about witnesses
  • Place of residence
  • Date of marriage

Death transcripts in this collection may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Name of spouse (if married or widowed)
  • Name of parents (if child or single woman)
  • Age at time of death
  • Place of residence

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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Stadt oder Dorf " category
⇒ Select the "Konfession und Kirchengemeinde/Pfarrei " category
⇒ Select the "Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer " category which takes you to the images.

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For Help Reading These Records

These records are handwritten in German and some in Latin. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch ( 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.