Saxony Court Records

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All legal matters, including criminal cases in Saxony were originally handled by the local courts, the Amt, the cities and the patrimonial courts. They handled cases concerning taxes, matters of compulsory services, jurisprudence, police and military services. The documents for this time are housed in the State Archives of Saxony under administrations of the Erblande see  http://www.archiv.sachsen.de/archive/dresden/1104.htm (choose Saxony before 1831). Under the topic "1.5.3. Justiz" are listed the institutions and their signatures from the 1500s on. As the state of Saxony evolved and changed administrations,