Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha) Town Genealogies

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For a comprehensive understanding of town genealogies, study the article Germany Town Genealogies and Parish Register Inventories on the Internet.

Town Compilation of Records (Ortssippenbuch or Ortsfamilienbuch)[edit | edit source]

See class Online Ortsfamilienbücher at Genealogy.net.

  • An Ortssippenbuch (town lineage book) or Ortsfamilienbuch (town family book) generally includes birth, marriage, and death data for all persons found in the local records during a specified time period, compiled into families. If one is available, it can act as an index or guide to finding the original records. However, they may contain errors, so it is best to verify their information in original records.
  • Sources may include the local parish registers, civil registration records, court and land records, and sometimes published material. In the printed book, this information is then arranged in a standardized format, usually alphabetically by surname and chronologically by marriage date.

Finding an OFB[edit | edit source]