[APG Public List] Data in German marriage records before 1876

Lisa Gorrell snrylisa at gmail.com
Sun May 30 08:30:00 MDT 2010


Roland,

Thank you for the summary.  Are these church or civil records?

Lisa Gorrell

On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 1:32 AM, <Rolgeiger at aol.com> wrote:

>  Hello,
>
> I've just put together some data for a friend and suggested you may be
> interested to learn about it.
>
> Roland
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> Data which may be found in 19th century marriage records in Germany (on the
> west side of the Rhine River before 1876)
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> Data in the marriage records can be:
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> groom - name, first name, age, profession, birth place, maybe birth date,
> military service done, current residence
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> father – names, profession, status (alive and residence or deceased and
> when and where)
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> mother - dito
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> in case father and mother were deceased the groom needed a proof that he
> was who he was and he had to deliver dates about his grandparents with
> death dates - great sources.
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> same for the bride.
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> witnesses:
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> name, first name, age, profession, residence, sometimes relation to groom
> or bride
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> The middle part of the record is nearly always the same. The clerk tells
> about the three proclamations of the marriage-to-be, gives dates and places
> where they had been, then asks groom and bride whether they want to ... and
> so on.
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> Interesting: signatures. You can see whether someone was able to write and
> read or how much experienced he was in writing. Can tell much about
> education.
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