Germany, Württemberg, Schwäbisch Hall, Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Deutschland, Württemberg, Schwäbisch Hall, Inventuren und Teilungen, 1860-1915

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1803 to 1925.

This collection includes inventories (Inventuren) and partitions (Teilungen) in probate records of estates located in Schwäbisch Hall, Württemberg, Germany. The use of each of these documents was precipitated by different events: the inventories by marriage and the partitions by death. These records are all arranged in a single chronological sequence.

Württemberg inventory regulations distinguished three different types of inventory: the marriage inventory (‘Beibringungsinventar’), contingent inheritance inventory (‘Eventualteilung’), and actual inheritance inventory (‘Realteilung’). A marriage inventory was supposed to be written up within a quarter year after a marriage took place. The contingent inheritance inventory was written up at the death of the first spouse in a marriage, but at this point the inheritance shares were not yet actually delivered to the heirs. The actual inheritance inventory was written up when a widowed spouse died, and included an inheritance division in which inheritance shares were calculated and distributed among the heirs.

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Citation for This Collection

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Stadt Schwäbisch Hall. Scwäbisch Hall probate records. Stadt Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These inventory and division records usually contain the following information:
  • Names
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Relationship
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

  • "Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch ( 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 ( 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.