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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==   
 
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==   
When searching, it is helpful to know at least one of the following:   
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You can search the index or view record images. Before using either method, it is best to know:   
*Your ancestor's name 
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*Name of the person
*Age and or residence    
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*Year of the record    
*An estimated event year   
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As you search, look for a record which matches this information.
*A relative’s name   
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor. 
 
 
    
 
    
Search by Name by visiting the [ Collection Page:] 
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=== Search the Index ===
View images in this collection by visiting the [ Browse Page:] 
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#Go to the '''{{RecordSearch|CID|Collection Page}}'''
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#Fill in the search boxes with the information you have.
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#Click '''Search''' to bring up a list of possible matches
 
   
 
   
'''To browse by image:'''<br>
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=== View the Images ===
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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#Go to the '''{{RecordSearch|CID|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
⇒ Select the "Parish and Alphabetic Range" category which takes you to the images.<br>
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#Click on the correct '''Parish and Alphabetic Range''' link to open the image viewer
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#Use the onscreen controls to move between images as you look for a match
  
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==   
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==   
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members. 
 
 
 
 
=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===   
 
=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===   
 
*Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records.     
 
*Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records.     
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.     
 
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.     
 
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.     
 
*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.     
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names.
 
 
{{Tip|Don't overlook items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. {{FHL|Germany, Saxony, Church Records|keywords|disp}}
 
  
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? == 
 
{{Contributor invite}} 
 
 
    
 
    
 
== Citing this Collection ==   
 
== Citing this Collection ==   
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.     
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.     
 
   
 
   
'''Collection citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1600-1900." Index or Index and Images or Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing archive name, archive location in local language [archive name, archive location in English].}}<br><br>  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1600-1900." Index or Index and Images or Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing archive name, archive location in local language [archive name, archive location in English].}}<br>  
 
   
 
   
'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
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'''Record Citation'''
{{Record Citation Link
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When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
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|title=Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1600-1900
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'''Image Citation'''
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When looking at an image, the citation is found on the '''Information''' tab at the bottom left of the screen.
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'''Image citation''':<br>
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? == 
{{Image Citation Link
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{{Contributor invite}}
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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Saxony, Germany
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Record Description
Record Type Church Book Indexes
Collection years: 1600-1900
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen, Kirchenbuchkartei, 1600-1900
FamilySearch Resources


What Is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains images of index cards that record christenings, marriages, and burial records kept in churches from 1600-1900. In 1616, a resolution required all parish clergy to keep a separate book to record names and events which took place in their parish district. During the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) record keeping may not have been as consistent. Records from previous years might have been lost or destroyed.

This collection of card indexes to church records includes a number of localities in Saxony, Germany, including the following:

  • Bärenwalde
  • Brehme
  • Chemnitz
  • Culitzsch
  • Deutschneudorf
  • Dippoldswalde
  • Dittersbach
  • Dresden
  • Ebersbrunn
  • Glösa
  • Göda
  • Grossgrabe
  • Hennersdorf
  • Hermsdorf
  • Hormersdorf
  • Krummenhennersdorf
  • Leuben
  • Liebenau
  • Nassau
  • Neuhausen
  • Neumark
  • Pirna
  • Pretzschendorf
  • Reichenberg
  • Reichstädt
  • Rottmansdorf
  • Stangengrün
  • Zschaitz

Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Click on images for a larger view.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Birth Records may contain:

  • Birth date
  • Place of birth
  • Name at birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence
  • Gender
  • Date and number of record

Marriage records may contain:

  • Date and place of event
  • Name of bride and groom
  • Residence
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death Records may contain:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased person
  • Age or birth date
  • Cause of death
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse (if applicable)

Burial records may contain:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of cemetery
  • Name of deceased person
  • Age or birth date

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

You can search the index or view record images. Before using either method, it is best to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Year of the record

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

  1. Go to the Collection Page
  2. Fill in the search boxes with the information you have.
  3. Click Search to bring up a list of possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

  1. Go to the Browse Page
  2. Click on the correct Parish and Alphabetic Range link to open the image viewer
  3. Use the onscreen controls to move between images as you look for a match

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age in the record to find an approximate birth year, which will help you find their other records.
  • Use the information in each record to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family member’s records to find more generations of the family.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that their may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names.


Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.


Record Citation When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

Image Citation When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.