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''[[Germany Genealogy|Germany]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Saxony, Germany Genealogy|Saxony]]''         
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| title=Germany, Saxony, Leipzig, Miscellaneous City Records, 1701-1922  
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| LOC_01 =Saxony   
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| LOC_02 =Leipzig
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| record_type = Miscellaneous City Records 
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| start_year = 1701
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| end_year = 1922 
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| language = [[German Language and Languages|German]]     
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| title_language = Deutschland, Sachsen, Leipzig, Bevölkerungsschutz Registrierung und Stadt-Verzeichnisse
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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. Leipzig is located in Germany.   
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| custodian = [http://www.leipzig.de/wirtschaft-und-wissenschaft/bibliotheken-und-archive/stadtarchiv/ Stadtarchiv Leipzig]                   
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== What is in this Collection? ==   
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The collection of the following records for Leipzig: 
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*Births (1814-1877) 
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*Population registrations (1815-1909) 
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*Census rolls (1701-1922)
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The information varies by record type; later years contain more information than the early years.
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'''These records''' may contain the following information:             
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*Full name 
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*Address or residence 
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*Birthdate and place 
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*Religion 
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*Nationality
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==                   
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'''To search by image:'''   
  
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> 
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⇒Select “Record type and Year range” <br>
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⇒Select "Item of interest" which takes you to the images
  
Deutschland, Sachsen, Leipzig, Bevölkerungsschutz Registrierung und Stadt-Verzeichnisse
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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]].                   
  
== Record Description ==
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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.
The collection of the following records for Leipzig:
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Saxony, Leipzig, Miscellaneous City Records, 1701-1922." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Leipzig (Leipzig City Archives).}}  
*Births (1814-1877)
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*Population registrations (1815-1909)
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*Census rolls (1701-1922)
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These records are in German. For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2040001/waypoints Browse].  
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Image:Germany, Saxony, Leipzig, Civil Registration and City Directories (12-0448) DGS 7104967 70.jpg|City directory 
 
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The information varies by record type; 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.  
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection ====
 
 
 
To search the collection,<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select “Record type and Year range” <br>⇒Select "Item of interest" 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.
 
*The ages listed may not be correct.
 
*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  ====
 
 
 
The records are in written in German Gothic script. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:
 
 
 
*[[Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)|Deciphering German Script (Kurrentschrift)]]
 
*[[German Word List]] <br>  
 
*[[German Language and Languages]]
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wggerman/ Germany GenWeb]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles ==
 
 
 
[[Germany|Germany]]
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
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/2040001/waypoints Germany, Saxony, Leipzig, Miscellaneous City Records, 1701-1922]
 
 
 
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 for This Collection ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Saxony, Leipzig, Miscellaneous City Records, 1701-1922." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Polizeiamt. Stadtarchiv Leipzig.}}
 

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Leipzig, Saxony,  Germany
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Location of Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Current Location
Saxony is located in Germany. Leipzig is located in Germany.
Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous City Records
Collection years: 1701-1922
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen, Leipzig, Bevölkerungsschutz Registrierung und Stadt-Verzeichnisse
FamilySearch Resources
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Stadtarchiv Leipzig


What is in this Collection?

The collection of the following records for Leipzig:

  • Births (1814-1877)
  • Population registrations (1815-1909)
  • Census rolls (1701-1922)

The information varies by record type; later years contain more information than the early years.

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, Saxony, Leipzig, Miscellaneous City Records, 1701-1922.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “Record type and Year range”
⇒Select "Item of interest" 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, Leipzig, Miscellaneous City Records, 1701-1922." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Leipzig (Leipzig 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, Leipzig, Miscellaneous City Records, 1701-1922.

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