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| title=Germany, Saxony, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons, 1614-1661  
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Germany Church History]]                 
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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. Freiberg is located in Germany.
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== What is in this Collection? == 
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This collection will include records from 1614 to 1661.
  
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This collection includes funeral sermons (Leichenpredigten) housed in the Andreas-Möller Bibliothek in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. These sermons were generally prepared and given by ministers at the grave site for the wealthier and some middle class people. They usually contain information such as names, dates, places, relatives, life histories, and sometimes pedigrees for many generations. The information is subject to error as it was reported by relatives who did not always remember facts accurately. Sermons (talks) were written to honor a dead person and were adapted to the family and social context; it contains a vita, also called curriculum vitae (Personalschriften), meaning a brief biographical sketch. Sermons were printed privately and distributed to commemorate the deceased person. These sermons are oftentimes handwritten. For help reading these records, see [[Germany Handwriting]].
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⇒Select "Volume number” <br> 
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⇒Select “Funeral Sermon” 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.                 
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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. 
  
This Collection will include records from 1614 to 1661.<br>
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Saxony, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons, 1614-1661" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Andreas-Moller Bibliothek, Freiberg (Andreas Möller Library, Freiberg).}}
 
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This collection includes funeral sermons (leichenpredigten) housed in the Andreas-Möller Bibliothek in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. These sermons were generally prepared and given by ministers at the grave site for the wealthier and some middle class people. They usually contain information such as names, dates, places, relatives, life histories, and sometimes pedigrees for many generations. The information is subject to error as it was reported by relatives who did not always remember facts accurately. Sermons (talks) were written to honor a dead person and were adapted to the family and social context; it contains a vita, also called curriculum vitae (personalschriften), meaning a brief biographical sketch. Sermons were printed privately and distributed to commemorate the deceased person. These sermons&nbsp; are handwritten in German.
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Key genealogical facts found in funeral sermons may include:  
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[[Image:Germany, Saxony, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons in the Andreas-Moller Bibliothek DGS 5104625 237.jpg|thumb|right|Germany, Saxony, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons in the Andreas-Moller Bibliothek DGS 5104625 237.jpg]]
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*Sometimes a pedigree
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the "Bandnummer” ⇒ Select the “Leichenpredigt” which takes you to the images.
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Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
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== Related Websites ==
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[http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=25807 Biographies in Early Modern Germany]<br>
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*[[Germany|Germany]]
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*[[Germany Obituaries]]
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*[[German Word List|German Word List]]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Sachsen_(Saxony)_%E2%80%93_K%C3%B6nigreich_(kingdom) Sachsen (Saxony) - Konigrreich (Kingdom)]
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"Germany, Saxony, Frigerg, Funeral Sermons," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 14 March 2012), entry for Justinen Elisabeth Hornicaei, died 11 July 1640, Band 18 LP 31 (1640 ), image no 1 of 20, citing Family Search; Germany, Saxony, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons, 1614-1661.
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Freiberg, Saxony,  Germany
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Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917
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Location of Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
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Current Location
Saxony is located in Germany. Freiberg is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Funeral Sermons
Collection years: 1614-1661
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen, Freiberg Leichenpredigten
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Andreas Möller Library

What is in this Collection?

This collection will include records from 1614 to 1661.

This collection includes funeral sermons (Leichenpredigten) housed in the Andreas-Möller Bibliothek in Freiberg, Saxony, Germany. These sermons were generally prepared and given by ministers at the grave site for the wealthier and some middle class people. They usually contain information such as names, dates, places, relatives, life histories, and sometimes pedigrees for many generations. The information is subject to error as it was reported by relatives who did not always remember facts accurately. Sermons (talks) were written to honor a dead person and were adapted to the family and social context; it contains a vita, also called curriculum vitae (Personalschriften), meaning a brief biographical sketch. Sermons were printed privately and distributed to commemorate the deceased person. These sermons are oftentimes handwritten. For help reading these records, see Germany Handwriting.

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

These records may contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Dates
  • Places
  • Relatives
  • Sometimes a pedigree

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Saxony, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons, 1614-1661.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Volume number”
⇒Select “Funeral Sermon” 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, Freiberg, Funeral Sermons, 1614-1661" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Andreas-Moller Bibliothek, Freiberg (Andreas Möller Library, Freiberg).

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, Freiberg Funeral Sermons, 1614-1661..

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