Melde Records ==
Police began keeping records of each German's residence in the 1840s. Citizens were required to tell the police at the local registration office [Meldeamt or Einwohnermeldeamt] when they moved. The records created are called registrations [Melderegister] or residents lists [Einwohnerregister]. They are usually found at the city archives.
GERMANY, [STATE], [TOWN] OCCUPATIONS
<br>[[Image:Melde heading.jpg|left|300x100px|Melde heading.jpg]]<br>This Melde Heading sample is translated below:<br>Column 1. Day of Arrival <br>Column 2. Name, also with females, include name of father <br>Column 3. Status or Occupation <br>Column 4. Birthdate - Day Month Year <br>Column 5. Birthplace and district <br>Column 6. Religion <br>Column 7. Nationality <br>Column 8. Previous residence <br>Column 9. Day of leaving <br>Column 10. New residence