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| title=Germany, Saxony, Bautzen, Church Records, 1699-1915
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.ekd.de/english/ Evangelical Church in Germany]                   
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| Current_LOC = Saxony is located in Germany. Bautzen is located in Germany. 
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| custodian = [http://www.katholische-archive.de/Di%C3%B6zesanarchive/DresdenMei%C3%9Fen/tabid/70/Default.aspx Dresden-Meissen Diocese Archives]                 
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== What is in this Collection? ==   
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This collection of Lutheran Church records for Bautzen covers the years 1699-1915. The records include notices of births, marriages, and deaths as well as marriage applications and documentation
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=== Sample Images  ===               
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'''Baptism records''' may contain the following information:             
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*Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents 
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*Date and place of birth and baptism 
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*Residence and religion of the parents 
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*Occupation of the father 
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*Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following information:
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*Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers), and witnesses 
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*Date and place of the marriage and the marriage proclamations (called "banns") 
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*Age of the bride and groom (sometimes the date and place of birth) 
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*Residence of the bride, groom, and their parents 
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*Religion of the bride and groom 
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*Occupation of the groom and of the fathers   
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'''Death records''' may contain the following information:
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*Names of the deceased, spouse, and parents 
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*Date and place of the death and burial 
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*Age and residence of the deceased (sometimes the date and place of birth) 
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*Cause of death         
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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>
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⇒Select “Record type, Year range, and Volume” which takes you to the images
  
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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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.
  
'''Deutschland, Sachsen, Bautzen, Kirche Aufzeichnungen 1699-1915'''
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Saxony, Bautzen, Church Records 1699-1915." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Dresden-Meissen Diocese Archives, Dresden.}} 
  
== Record Description  ==
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The records include notices of births, marriages, and deaths as well as marriage applications and documentation.
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== How You Can Contribute ==   
 
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For a list of record categories and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1952867/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation 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, Saxony, Bautzen, Church Records 1699-1915." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Katholische Kirche Bautzen. Bistumsarchiv Dresden-Meissen.}}  
 
 
 
<br> [[Germany, Saxony, Bautzen Lutheran Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
'''Important genealogical information found in baptismal duplicate records are:'''
 
 
 
[[Image:Germany Church Books Baptism.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
 
 
*Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents
 
*Date and place of birth and baptism
 
*Residence and religion of the parents
 
*Occupation of the father
 
*Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate
 
 
 
'''Important genealogical information found in marriage duplicate records are:'''
 
 
 
[[Image:Germany Church Books Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
 
 
*Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers), and witnesses
 
*Date and place of the marriage and the marriage proclamations (called "banns")
 
*Age of the bride and groom (sometimes the date and place of birth)
 
*Residence of the bride, groom, and their parents
 
*Religion of the bride and groom
 
*Occupation of the groom and of the fathers
 
 
 
'''Important genealogical information found in death duplicate records are:'''
 
 
 
[[Image:Germany Church Books Death.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
 
 
*Names of the deceased, spouse, and parents
 
*Date and place of the death and burial
 
*Age and residence of the deceased (sometimes the date and place of birth)
 
*Cause of death
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the “Quellengattung, Zeitraum, und Bandnummer” 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.
 
 
 
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
 
 
'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''
 
 
 
*The place where the event occurred
 
*The name and surname of the person
 
*The approximate date of the event
 
*The name of the parents or spouse
 
 
 
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
 
 
 
'''For example:'''
 
 
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
 
'''Keep in mind:'''
 
 
 
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
 
 
 
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.ekd.de/english/ Evangelical Church in Germany]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles ==
 
 
 
*[[Germany Church Records]]
 
*[[Germany Church History]]
 
*[[Sachsen (Saxony)Königreich (kingdom) History|Sachsen (Sazony Konigreich (Kingdom) History]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}  
 
 
 
== 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 This Collection  ===
 
 
 
"Bautzen Marriage Records," index and images, ''FamilySearch ''([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 14 March 2012, entry for Johan May Raack and Anna Maria Augusta Schmidt, married 28 January 1905; citing image no. 11 of 490;&nbsp;; Free Family History and Genealogy Records'; Germany, Saxony, Bautzen, Church Records, 1699- 1915 Trauungsanzeigen 1905- 1909.
 

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Bautzen, Saxony,  Germany
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Current Location
Saxony is located in Germany. Bautzen is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years: 1699-1915
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen, Bautzen, Kirche Aufzeichnungen
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Dresden-Meissen Diocese Archives


What is in this Collection?

This collection of Lutheran Church records for Bautzen covers the years 1699-1915. The records include notices of births, marriages, and deaths as well as marriage applications and documentation

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Names of the child, parents, and witnesses or godparents
  • Date and place of birth and baptism
  • Residence and religion of the parents
  • Occupation of the father
  • Whether the child was legitimate or illegitimate

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Names of the bride, groom, their parents (usually the fathers), and witnesses
  • Date and place of the marriage and the marriage proclamations (called "banns")
  • Age of the bride and groom (sometimes the date and place of birth)
  • Residence of the bride, groom, and their parents
  • Religion of the bride and groom
  • Occupation of the groom and of the fathers

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Names of the deceased, spouse, and parents
  • Date and place of the death and burial
  • Age and residence of the deceased (sometimes the date and place of birth)
  • Cause of death

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Saxony, Bautzen, Church Records, 1699-1915.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “Record type, Year range, and Volume” 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, Saxony, Bautzen, Church Records 1699-1915." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Dresden-Meissen Diocese Archives, Dresden.

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, Saxony, Bautzen Lutheran Church Records,1699-1915..

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