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== What Is in This Collection? ==   
 
== What Is in This Collection? ==   
 
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 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:
 
This collection of card indexes to church records includes a number of localities in Saxony, Germany, including the following:
 
 
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*Bärenwalde
 
*Bärenwalde
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*Zschaitz
 
*Zschaitz
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
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=== Browse This Collection ===
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=== Reading These Records ===
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These records are written in [[Germany Languages|German]]. For help reading these records see:
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*[[German Genealogical Word List]]
|title=Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1600-1900
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*[[Germany Handwriting]]
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*Brigham Young University [https://script.byu.edu/Pages/the-german-documents-pages/the-german-documents(english) Script Tutorial : The German Documents]
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===Sample Images=== 
 
Click on images for a larger view.  
 
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Image:Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1600-1900 DGS 007676715 Image 23.jpg|Sample Record
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==  
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==  
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'''Birth Records''' may contain:
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'''Birth'''
 
*Birth date  
 
*Birth date  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
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*Date and number of record  
 
*Date and number of record  
 
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'''Marriage records''' may contain:
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'''Marriage'''
 
*Date and place of event  
 
*Date and place of event  
 
*Name of bride and groom  
 
*Name of bride and groom  
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*Names of witnesses  
 
*Names of witnesses  
 
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'''Death Records''' may contain:
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'''Death'''
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Name of deceased person  
 
*Name of deceased person  
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*Name of spouse (if applicable)  
 
*Name of spouse (if applicable)  
 
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'''Burial records''' may contain:
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'''Burial'''
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Name of cemetery  
 
*Name of cemetery  
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*Age or birth date
 
*Age or birth date
 
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images === 
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Click on images for a larger view. 
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Image:Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1600-1900 DGS 007676715 Image 23.jpg|1833 Sample Record
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==   
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==   
When searching, it is helpful to know at least one of the following:  
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*Your ancestor's name 
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*Name of the person  
*Age and or residence 
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*Approximate date of the event  
*An estimated event year   
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=== Search the Index ===
*A relative’s name   
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{{Search Collection Link | CID=CID2399108 }}
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:]  
 
View images in this collection by visiting the [ Browse Page:] 
 
 
'''To browse by image:'''<br>
 
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
 
⇒ Select the "Parish and Alphabetic Range" category which takes you to the images.<br>
 
 
 
 
== 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. 
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
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*Add the new information to your records    
=== 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.     
 
*Use the information in each record to find additional family members.   
 
*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.     
 
*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? ===   
 
=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? ===   
*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.  
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*If possible, examine the images to see if there were errors in the transcription
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*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.  
 
*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.     
 
*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.
 
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=== Research Helps ===
{{Tip|Don't overlook items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. {{FHL|Germany, Saxony, Church Records|keywords|disp}}
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]].
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* [[Germany Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* [[Germany Record Finder]]
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== Citing this Collection == 
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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.  
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{{Collection citation}}
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{{Record_Citation}}
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? == 
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[[pt:Alemanha, Saxônia, Índice de Livro da Igreja (Registros Históricos do FamilySearch)]]
{{Contributor invite}} 
 
 
 
== 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.   
 
 
'''Collection citation''':<br>
 
{{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>
 
 
'''Record citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
 
{{Record Citation Link
 
|CID=CID2399108
 
|title=Germany, Saxony, Church Book Indexes, 1600-1900
 
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'''Image citation''':<br>
 
{{Image Citation Link
 
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Saxony, Germany
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Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917
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Location of Saxony, Germany
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Location of Germany in Europe
Record Description
Record Type Church Book Indexes
Collection years: 1600-1900
Languages: German
Title in the Language: Deutschland, Sachsen, Kirchenbuchkartei, 1600-1900
FamilySearch Resources
Archive
Genealogische Forschungsstelle (Family History Center), Frankfurt


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

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in German. For help reading these records see:

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

Birth

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

Marriage

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

Death

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

Burial

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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Click on images for a larger view.

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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

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

  • Add the new information to your records
  • 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]

  • If possible, examine the images to see if there were errors in the transcription
  • 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.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Germany.

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:
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 can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

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.