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Citizenship register of Treuenbrietzen 1591-1750
Erich Wentscher listed all new citizens of Treuenbrietzen in Brandenburg for the years 1591-1750. There are a few entries before 1591. From 1722 on, there are more details about places of origin. The list appears in Archiv für Sippenforschung, 8. Jahrgang, Heft 2 (1931), page 41. The periodical is available through the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, International Area, call number 943 B2as.
Citizenship register of Cöpenick 1621-1800
The city of Cöpenick (today part of Berlin- Treptow-Köpenick) was always known as a settlement for craftsmen. Shoemakers and tailors were the foremost professions found here. This is evident when one takes a look at the citizenship list of Cöpenick from 1621 to 1834.
The author Arno Jagster, has published a list of citizens of Cöpenick from 1621 to 1800. During the 17th and 18th century many new citizens came from France and the South West of Germany.
The list appeared in the Archiv für Sippenforschung, 8 Jahrgang, Heft 1 (1931), beginning with page 25. The periodical is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, International Floor, call number 943 B2as.
The citizenship books of Küstrin 1695-1750
The 15th August 1758 was a black day for the citizens of Küstrin. The Russians pointed their cannons on the city and by eventide everything was in ruins. With such destruction one should think that most records were completely destroyed, but this was not so. The city parish only started with church records beginning in 1758 and from the time before, the records of the city administration are a good source to identify citizens and their origins. This work was done by Kurt Meyerding de Ahna and published in Archiv für Sippenforschung 14. Jahrgang, Heft 2 (1937), starting with page 204.
The periodical is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, call number 943 B2as on the International Floor.
The citizenship records of Lychen/Uckermark in the early 1700s
The author Rudolf Beysen published a list of citizens of Lychen and based his research on church records, tax records and other official records, showing properties. Therefore, the list has details mostly not found in citizenship records. Marriage dates and children are listed.
The listing was published inArchiv für Sippenforschung Heft 67 (1977), starting with page 298 and is available through FamilySearch, Family History Library, call number 943 B2as,
The citizenship records of Meyenburg (Prignitz) 1737-1809
The author Kurt Meyerding de Ahna has listed the newcomers to Meyenburg for the time between 1737 and 1809. Besides names, we have professions and place of origin. Where no place of origin is mentioned, the respective person was born in Meyenburg.
The list is found in Archiv für Sippenforschung 15. Jahrgang, Heft 3 (1938), beginning with page 71. The periodical is located in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, International Floor, call number 943 B2as.
Passports from the city of Drossen 1810-1820
The city of Drossen issued passports to those who travelled on business to other locations. Such a travel document (Wanderpass) was issued for 6 months at a time, when it had expired, new passports were issued and the old ones kept by the city. These records not only contain information about reasons for travelling and the destination, but also give details of the persons. Furthermore, all intermediate stops of a traveler made were documented, no matter how short or long the stay might have been.
The author Otto Dobberschütz, listed all passport applicants from Drossen from before 1820. Information given is name, age, profession, birth place and the date when the passport was issued. Later documents were issued only to citizens of Drossen. The article “Reisepässe im Drossener Stadtarchiv aus den Jahren 1810-1820” can be found in Archiv für Sippenforschung, Jahrgang 18, Heft 2 (1941). The periodical is available through FamilySearch, Family History Library, call number 943 B2as.