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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1951790 |title=Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962|location=Germany}}<br>  
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| title=Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962  
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| LOC_02 = Dresden
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| record_type = Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses
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| start_year = 1820
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| end_year = 1962 
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| title_language = Deutschland, Sachsen, Dresden, Bürger- und Gewerbeakten 
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Saxony, 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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| FS_URL_06 = [[Germany Obituaries]] 
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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 = Saxony is located in Germany. Dresden is located in Germany. 
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| custodian = [http://www.dresden.de/de/rathaus/aemter-und-einrichtungen/unternehmen/stadtarchiv.php Stadtarchiv Landeshauptstadt Dresden]                 
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== What is in this Collection? == 
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This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Dresden covers the inclusive years of about 1820 to 1962 and are arranged alphabetically.
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Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. For help reading these, see [[Germany Handwriting]]. This collection may include records such as: 
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*Wills and estates 
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*Land and tenancy records 
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*Court records 
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*Tax records 
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*Funeral sermons and sexton records 
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*Voting registers 
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*Council meeting protocols 
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*Hospital books
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Image:Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Miscellaneous City Records (11-1110) DGS 5232616 47.jpg|Miscellaneous City Record
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Image:Germany Saxony Dresden Miscellaneous City Records (11-1110) DGS 5232616 41.jpg|Miscellaneous City Record
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Image:Germany Saxony Dresden Miscellaneous City Records (11-1110) DGS 5232539 111.jpg|Miscellaneous City Record
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Image:Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962 DGS 7587640 24.jpg|Miscellaneous City Record
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'''These records''' may contain the following information:           
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*Names of parents, children, witnesses 
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*Dates and places of events, ages 
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*Residence and religion of principals 
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*Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record 
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*Legitimacy
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==                 
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'''To search by image:'''   
  
== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> 
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⇒Select “Name range” which takes you to the images
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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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'''Collection Citation''':<br> 
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{{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Landeshauptstadt Dresden (Dresden City Archives).}}
  
== Record Description  ==
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'''Image Citation''' {{Image Citation Link
 
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|CID=CID1951790 |title=Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962  
This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Dresden covers the inclusive years of about 1820 to 1962.
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}}  
 
 
Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is in German. This collection may include records such as:
 
 
 
*Wills and estates
 
*Land and tenancy records
 
*Court records
 
*Tax records
 
*Funeral sermons and sexton records
 
*Voting registers
 
*Council meeting protocols
 
*Hospital books
 
 
 
For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1951790/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
 
 
=== 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, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Gewerbeamt. Stadtarchiv Landeshauptstadt Dresden.}}
 
 
 
[[Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizen's Documents and Business Licenses (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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Image:Germany Saxony Dresden Miscellaneous City Records (11-1110) DGS 5232539 111.jpg|
 
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Records may contain the following information:
 
 
 
*Names of parents, children, witnesses
 
*Dates and places of events, ages
 
*Residence and religion of principals
 
*Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record
 
*Legitimacy
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
To search the collection <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select “Name range” 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.
 
 
 
In order to find data in this collection, it will be necessary to know at least the name of the ancestor, the place of the event, and an approximate date.
 
 
 
Some records have indexes at the end of the volume. Frequently, these indexes are arranged by the given name of the individual and sometimes use the Latin form of the name. Those volumes without indexes need to be searched chronologically for the individuals sought. When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about other people listed in the record. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
 
 
 
*Use the birth or baptism date and place to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
 
*The father’s occupation can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.
 
*The parents' places of origin can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Marriage date and place may help find a couple's children.
 
*Burial place may also help you find a couple's migration pattern.
 
 
 
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile baptism entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the baptism records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married, and died in or near to the same place.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.kirchenbuchportal.de/inhalt.htm Kirchenbuchportal]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Germany Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Germany Church Records]]
 
*[[Germany locating civil registration records not at the Family History Library]]
 
 
 
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1951790/waypoints Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962]
 
 
 
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Dresden, Saxony,  Germany
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Location of Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Current Location
Saxony is located in Germany. Dresden is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses
Collection years: 1820-1962
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen, Dresden, Bürger- und Gewerbeakten
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Stadtarchiv Landeshauptstadt Dresden


What is in this Collection?

This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Dresden covers the inclusive years of about 1820 to 1962 and are arranged alphabetically.

Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. For help reading these, see Germany Handwriting. This collection may include records such as:

  • Wills and estates
  • Land and tenancy records
  • Court records
  • Tax records
  • Funeral sermons and sexton records
  • Voting registers
  • Council meeting protocols
  • Hospital books

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

These records may contain the following information:

  • Names of parents, children, witnesses
  • Dates and places of events, ages
  • Residence and religion of principals
  • Occupation of principal person and maybe of other people listed depending on the record
  • Legitimacy

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “Name range” 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, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Landeshauptstadt Dresden (Dresden 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, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens' Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962.

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