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| title=Germany, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, City Directories, 1810-1935
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| LOC_01 =Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach
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| record_type = City Directories     
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| title_language = Deutschland, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, Adreßbücher 
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Germany Genealogy]]             
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| FS_URL_02 =  [[Province of Saxony, Germany Genealogy]]             
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Germany Church History]]               
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Germany Church Records]]                 
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| FS_URL_05 = [[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.ggsmn.org/cpage.php?pt=35 German Genealogy: Saxony]             
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.ekd.de/english/ Evangelical Church in Germany]               
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://adressbuecher.genealogy.net/ Historic Address books: Search]               
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== What is in this Collection? ==               
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This collection of city directories for Jena, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, which is now in Thuringia, contains records from 1810-1935. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and by given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest are often included. The original directories are located in the Stadtarchiv Jena, in Jena, Thuringia, Germany. 
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'''To search by image:'''   
  
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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.               
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 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]].               
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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. 
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This collection of city directories for Jena, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, which is now in Thuringia, contains records from 1810-1935. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and by given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest are often included. The original directories are located in the Stadtarchiv Jena, in Jena, Thuringia, Germany.
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== How You Can Contribute ==         
 
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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| text = "Deutschland, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, Adreßbücher 1810-1935." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2013. Stadtarchiv Jena.}}
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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The information varies by year; later years contain more information than the early years. Any of the following detail may be included in the record:
 
 
 
*Full name
 
*Address or residence
 
*Birthdate and place
 
*Religion
 
*Nationality
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
Next to parish registers, citizen rolls provide some of the best family information. To begin your search you need to know at least the name of your ancestor and some identifying information such as birthdate. If you know only the age, you can approximate the birthdate. Use the birthdate and place, to locate your ancestor in church records.
 
 
 
The records are in written in German Gothic script. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:
 
 
 
*[[German Word List|German Word List]]
 
*[[Deciphering German Script(Kurrentschrift)]]
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
 
 
To search the collection,<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select “Year” 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.
 
 
 
==== Using the Information ====
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
 
 
 
When using these records keep in mind:
 
 
 
*The information may be incorrect.
 
*A given name may not be the same as the name used in vital records.
 
*Names may be spelled as they sound. Look for variant spellings of the names as well as nicknames.
 
*Place-names may be misspelled.
 
*Some parts of the record may be illegible.
 
*If the family is not at the expected location, you should search the surrounding area.
 
 
 
====For Help Reading These Records====
 
 
 
These records are in German-Gothic.  For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
 
 
 
*[[German Word List]]  <br>
 
*[[Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)]]
 
          
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wggerman/ Germany GenWeb]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Germany Directories]]
 
 
 
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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.
 
 
 
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Jena, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach,  Germany
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Location of Jena, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Germany
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Current Location
This locality is in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type City Directories
Collection years: 1810-1935
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, Adreßbücher
FamilySearch Resources
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Stadtarchiv Jena


What is in this Collection?

This collection of city directories for Jena, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, which is now in Thuringia, contains records from 1810-1935. These city directories are generally arranged alphabetically by surname and by given name and provide the individual's occupation and address. Classified directories of government offices and other institutions and services of public interest are often included. The original directories are located in the Stadtarchiv Jena, in Jena, Thuringia, Germany.

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

These records may contain the following information:

  • Full name
  • Address or residence
  • Birthdate and place
  • Religion
  • Nationality

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, City Directories, 1810-1935.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “Year” 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. To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 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:

"Deutschland, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, Adreßbücher 1810-1935." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Jena, Jena, Thuringia (Jena City Archives, Jena, Thuringia).

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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, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Jena, City Directories, 1810-1935.

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