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| title=Germany, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, Miscellaneous City Records, 1876-1920
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| LOC_01 =Saxe-Meiningen 
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| LOC_02 = Saalfeld
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| record_type = City Directories     
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| start_year = 1876
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| language = [[German Language and Languages|German]]   
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| title_language = Deutschland, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, ausgewählte Bestände des Stadtarchivs 
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Sachsen-Meiningen, 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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| Current_LOC = This locality is in Germany. 
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| custodian =  [http://www.archive-in-thueringen.de/index.php?major=archiv&action=detail&object=archiv&id=87 Stadtarchiv Saalfeld]               
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== What is in this Collection? ==                 
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This collection contains citizen rolls and city directories for Saalfeld, Saxe-Meiningen (now in Thüringen) and the surrounding localities. Records are arranged chronologically by each record type. Original records are located in the Stadtarchiv Saalfeld, which is in Saalfeld, Thüringen, Germany. Many of the records are handwritten. For help reading these, see [[Germany Handwriting]].
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==                 
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'''To search by image:'''   
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>
Deutschland, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, ausgewählte Bestände des Stadtarchivs
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⇒Select "Record Category" <br>
 
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⇒Select "Source and Years" which takes you to the images  
== Record Description  ==
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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.                
This collection contains citizen rolls and city directories for Saalfeld, Saxe-Meiningen (now in Thüringen) and the surrounding localities. Records are arranged chronologically by each record type. Original records are located in the Stadtarchiv Saalfeld, which is in Saalfeld, Thüringen, Germany. These records are in German.
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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?===                
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.                 
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. These records are in German.
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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.                 
[[Germany, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_a_Historical_Record_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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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.                 
== Record Content  ==
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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]].                 
Records may contain the following information:  
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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.
*Names
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*Dates and places of events
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation
*Ages of citizens
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| text = "Germany, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, Miscellaneous City Records, 1876-1920." Index and Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Saalfeld (Saafeld City Archives).}} 
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To search the collection image by image, select the following series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select "Record Category" <br> ⇒Select "Source and Years" which takes you to the images.
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== How You Can Contribute  ==         
 
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Look at the images one by one 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:
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*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.<br>
 
 
 
====For Help Reading These Records====
 
 
 
These records are in German. For help reading the records, see thefollowing wiki articles:
 
 
 
*[[German Word List]] <br>
 
*[[German Language and Languages]]
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.dastelefonbuch.de/ German City Directories]  
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Germany Directories]]  
 
 
 
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Saalfeld, Saxe-Meiningen,  Germany
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Location of Saalfeld, Saxe-Meiningen, Germany
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Current Location
This locality is in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type City Directories
Collection years: 1876-1920
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, ausgewählte Bestände des Stadtarchivs
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What is in this Collection?

This collection contains citizen rolls and city directories for Saalfeld, Saxe-Meiningen (now in Thüringen) and the surrounding localities. Records are arranged chronologically by each record type. Original records are located in the Stadtarchiv Saalfeld, which is in Saalfeld, Thüringen, Germany. Many of the records are handwritten. For help reading these, see Germany Handwriting.

These records may contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Dates and places of events
  • Ages of citizens
  • Residence
  • Occupation

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, Miscellaneous City Records, 1876-1920.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Record Category"
⇒Select "Source and Years" 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:

"Germany, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, Miscellaneous City Records, 1876-1920." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Saalfeld (Saafeld City Archives).

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, Saxe-Meiningen, Saalfeld an der Saale, Miscellaneous City Records, 1876-1920.

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