Province of Saxony (Provinz Sachsen), German Empire Census

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Province of Saxony (Provinz Sachsen), German Empire Census
Province of Saxony
(Provinz Sachsen), German
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Introduction[edit | edit source]

  • A census [Volkszählung] is a count and description of the population of a country, province, district or city. They were often taken for taxation and military purposes. Census records can be of great value to your genealogical research. They are of especial value in putting families together. They are valuable for gathering information about a family to then help you locate the much more important records. The information you find about family members and their birth data should always be verifiied in primary records: church records and civil registration.

For a comprehensive understanding of census records, study the article Germany Census.

Time Period[edit | edit source]

The FamilySearch Index of the Province of Saxony (Provinz Sachsen) Census has censuses and census lists from 1770-1934.

Contents[edit | edit source]

These records may include the following:

Individual Census Records

  • Enumeration district
  • Full name and gender
  • Birth date and place
  • Marital status
  • Place of residence
  • Occupation
  • Religion

Household Census Records

  • Household number and street address
  • Name of head of household
  • Full names of all members of household
  • Relationship to head of household

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Searching Census Records[edit | edit source]

When searching census records, remember the following:

  • 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.
  • Place-names may be misspelled.
  • Some parts of the census may be illegible.
  • If the family is not at the expected location, you should search the surrounding area.