World Archives Project: Lübeck, Germany, Citizenship Register, 1591-1919
About this project
This project will consist of keying records relating to the awarding of Citizenship for the city of Lübeck, Germany. We will be keying the name and the citizenship award date, and on later records birth date and birth place information.
- 1 Need help keying this project?
- 2 Citizen Register
- 3 Date Page
- 4 Index
Need help keying this project?
Please use the German Special Characters:
ä = Alt + 0228, ö = Alt + 0246, ü = Alt + 0252, ß = Alt + 0223, Ä = Alt + 0196, Ö = Alt + 0214, Ü = Alt + 0220
Key ÿ as y.
Brevigraphs, ligatures and abbreviations are commonly used in this collection. Here are the commonly used "symbols" and what they mean.
This collection contains citizenship records for the city of Lübeck, Germany. We will be keying the name and award date of citizens, and on later records birth dates and places.
Early records might only contain a year at the top of the page, the name of the citizen, and the name of two witnesses, joined by a bracket. Later records might be on pre-printed forms or written out in paragraph form. In all cases key the name of the new citizen. Do not key the names of witnesses.
Choose the Citizen Register form type for images that contain lists of individuals granted citizenship in the city.
Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.
Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.
The Surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.
The Citizenship date is the date the primary person was awarded Citizenship status in the city. The Date may be found in the header of the page, at the beginning of the record, or in a column labeled "Tag/Jahr der Aufnahme/Annahme". Key the month using the provided dictionary.
The Citizenship date is the date the primary person was awarded Citizenship status in the city. The Date may be found in the header of the page, at the beginning of the record, or in a column labeled "Tag/Jahr der Aufnahme/Annahme". Key the Year from the date. Copy down the Year through the subsequent records until a new date appears.
Key the age at the time the record was recorded, using the dictionary provided. Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10" If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12" If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3." If the age is less than one month, key "0."
Key the birth day from the column labled "Geburst- oder Tauftag" or "Geboren - Tag"
Key the birth month from the column labled "Geburst- oder Tauftag" or "Geboren - Monat"
Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits. Key the birth year from the column labeled "Geburst- oder Tauftag" or "Geboren - Jahr"
Key the birth place from the record using the dictionary provided for assistance from the column labeled "Geburtsort". If a location is not found in the dictionary then key the location as seen.
Choose the Date Page form type for section introduction pages which will contain an enumeration date.
If an image is specifically defined as an index in the project instructions choose the 'Index' form type. Index images are alphabetical lists of citizens with page numbers listed.