:::b. Click on '''Places within Germany, Schaumburg''' and a list of towns will appear.
:::c. Click on your town. If the town or village is not listed, find the town in [http://www.meyersgaz.org '''Meyer's Gazetteer]. See where the Standesamt (StdA.) was. It may have been in different place, because of the size of the town. Use the town found in Meyer's Gazetteer, not the current, merged office.
b. Click on the '''"Civil registration"''' topic, if available. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
:::c. Choose the correct '''record type and time period''' for your ancestor. '''"Geburten"''' are births. '''Heiraten''' are marriages. ''' "Verstorbene"''' are deaths.
:::d. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. [[File:FHL icons.png|75px]]. The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm.