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| title=Germany, Saxony, Meissen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1796-1889  
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| Current_LOC = Saxony is located in Germany. Meissen is located in Germany. 
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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 1796 to 1889 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 
  
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
Deutschland, Saxony, Meissen Archivgut
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'''These records''' may contain the following information:             
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*Names 
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*Dates and places 
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*Residence 
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*Occupation 
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*Legitimacy 
  
== Record Description  ==
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==How Do I Search This Collection? ==                  
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It is helpful to know at least one of the following:
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*Your ancestor's name
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*Residence
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*Age or birth date
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*Names of family members
  
This is a collection of mixed records from the city archives in the city of Meissen, covering the years 1796-1889.&nbsp;
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
  
This collection also includes items from Coswig, Rittergut Scharfenberg, and Sörnewitz. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, in formatted forms. The record text is written in German.
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'''To search by image:''' 
  
This collection includes the following records:
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*Tax Records 1796-1841
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==What do I do next?==
*Militia Enlistments 1846-1889
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.          
 
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?===                  
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1968529/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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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.                  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.                 
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>
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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.                          
{{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Saxony, Meissen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1724-1889." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Stadtrath. Stadtarchiv.}}
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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.                  
[[Germany, Saxony, Meissen Miscellaneous City Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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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.               
== Record Content  ==
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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> {{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Saxony, Meissen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1724-1889." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Meißen und Coswig (Meissen and Coswig City Archives).}}
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*Names
 
*Dates and places
 
*Residence
 
*Occupation
 
*Legitimacy
 
 
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
To search the collection, <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select “Town” <br> ⇒Select “Record Type and Years” 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 your ancestor and&nbsp;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.
 
 
 
== 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]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article ==
 
 
 
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== 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 ===
 
 
 
{{Incomplete Citations}}
 
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 

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Meissen, Saxony,  Germany
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Saxony is located in Germany. Meissen is located in Germany.
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Record Type Miscellaneous City Records
Collection years: 1796-1889
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Saxony, Meissen Archivgut
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in this Collection?

This collection of mixed records from the city archives of Dresden covers the inclusive years of about 1796 to 1889 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

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Saxony, Meissen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1796-1889.

Sample Images

Click on images for a larger view.

These records may contain the following information:

  • Names
  • Dates and places
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Legitimacy

How Do I Search This Collection?

It is helpful to know at least one of the following:

  • Your ancestor's name
  • Residence
  • Age or birth date
  • Names of family members

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.


To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select “Town”
⇒Select “Record Type and Years” which takes you to the images

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Saxony, Meissen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1796-1889.

What do I do next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

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, Meissen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1724-1889." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Stadtarchiv Meißen und Coswig (Meissen and Coswig 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, Meissen Miscellaneous City Records, 1724-1889.

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