World Archives Project: USHMM Lodz, Poland, Vital Records of Jews in the Lodz Ghetto, 1939-1944

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The Death Records form type is for all documents that record the death of an individual. The majority of the records will be Death Records, and they will typically have Todesanzeige (German for Obituary), Totenschein (German for Death Certificate), or Protokoll (German for Protocol) written at the top of the form. Other ways to identify death records is to look for the following words: todestag  (German for death), sterbetag (German for dying day), des verstorbenen (German for the deceased). Many of these records appear in both German and Polish with each language in its own column. When the languages are split out like this, key the record from the German side of the document.<br><br>
The Death Records form type is for all documents that record the death of an individual. The majority of the records will be Death Records, and they will typically have Todesanzeige (German for Obituary), Totenschein (German for Death Certificate), or Protokoll (German for Protocol) written at the top of the form. Other ways to identify death records is to look for the following words: todestag  (German for death), sterbetag (German for dying day), des verstorbenen (German for the deceased). Many of these records appear in both German and Polish with each language in its own column. When the languages are split out like this, key the record from the German side of the document.<br><br>
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About this project This collection contains the birth, marriage, divorce, and death records from the records of the Eldest of the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto in Poland. The records are primarily in German, often containing Polish translations. Occasionaly you may see Hebrew translations. There are a few records entirely in Polish.

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This collection contains vital records extracted from the Records of the Eldest of the Jews in the Lodz Ghetto. The records are primarily in German, often containing Polish translations. Occasionally you may see Hebrew translations. While most records are in two languages, some records will be solely in German or Polish. If an image appears in German and Polish, key the record from the German information.


The records have been split into four main categories-- Birth Records, Marriage Records, Divorce Records, and Death records. A Miscellaneous category has also been included for documents that don't fit these categories.



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Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records
Miscellaneous Records
Hebrew or Cyrillic

Birth Records

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The Birth records are any documents that record the birth of an individual. Birth records are generally on smaller sheets of paper. These records can be in German, Polish or both German and Polish. When identifying this information, be sure it is the only vital information on the record, as both the marriage and death records will include birth information.  Words that will help you identify images as birth records are geboren, German for born, and urodzenia, Polish for birth. It will also include the parents (Eltern) names (vater-father, and mutter- mother), and a birth place.

Prefix

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.
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Given

The name will typically be in surname, given name format. Here are some words that will help you identify the Given and Surnames: "name", German for surname, "vorname", German for first name, "nazwisko", Polish for surname, and "imię", Polish for given name. Key the given name ("vorname" or "imię") using the dictionary for assistance. If the given name does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Surname

The name will typically be in surname, given name format. Here are some words that will help you identify the Given and Surnames: "name", German for surname, "vorname", German for first name, "nazwisko", Polish for surname, and "imię", Polish for given name. Key the surname (name or nazwisko) using the dictionary for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Father Given

The Father's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked "sohn/tocher des", German for son/daughter of, or in the column "Namen des Eltrern", German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The father's name is typically first. Key the given name of the father using the dictionary for assistance. If the father given name is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Father Surname

The Father's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked "sohn/tocher des", German for son/daughter of, or in the column "Namen des Eltrern", German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The father's name is typically first. Often there is not a surname for the father. If a surname does appear, key the surname of the father using the dictionary for assistance. If the father surname is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Mother Given

The Mother's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked "sohn/tocher des", German for son/daughter of, or in the column "Namen des Eltrern", German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The mother's name is typically second after the abbreviation u. or the word i or und (and). Key the given name of the mother using the dictionary for assistance. If the mother given name is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Mother Surname

The Mother's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked sohn/tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The mother's name is typically second after abbreviation u. or the word i or und (and).The Mother Surname will sometimes appear on after the abbreviation g. or the word geborene  to indicate the mother's maiden last name. Key the surname of the mother using the dictionary for assistance. If the mother surname is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Birth Day

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Birth Month

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Birth Year

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Birth Place

The birth place will typically be found after the birth date on the line markes in German for in or w, Polish for in. Key the birth place using the dictionary for assistnace. If the birth place does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Death Records

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The Death Records form type is for all documents that record the death of an individual. The majority of the records will be Death Records, and they will typically have Todesanzeige (German for Obituary), Totenschein (German for Death Certificate), or Protokoll (German for Protocol) written at the top of the form. Other ways to identify death records is to look for the following words: todestag  (German for death), sterbetag (German for dying day), des verstorbenen (German for the deceased). Many of these records appear in both German and Polish with each language in its own column. When the languages are split out like this, key the record from the German side of the document.

Prefix

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.
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Given

The name will typically be in surname, given name format. Here are some words that will help you identify the Given and Surnames: name, German for surname, vorname, German for first name, nazwisko, Polish for surname, and imię, Polish for given name. Key the given name (vorname or imię)  using the dictionary for assistance. If the given name does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Surname

The name will typically be in surname, given name format. Here are some words that will help you identify the Given and Surnames: name, German for surname, vorname, German for first name, nazwisko, Polish for surname, and imię, Polish for given name. Key the surname (name or nazwisko) using the dictionary for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Death Day

The death date will typically be in the column todestag, sterbetag German for death day, or after the abbreviation gest. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Death Month

The death date will typically be in the column todestag, sterbetag German for death day, or after the abbreviation gest. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Death Year

The death date will typically be in the column todestag, sterbetag German for death day, or after the abbreviation gest. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Address

The address will be the gegenwärtige anschrift, or current address of the primary person. Key the address as seen. Do not key any previous addresses or  fruhere anschrift.
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Birth Day

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
See Example

Birth Month

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Birth Year

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Birth Place

The birth place will typically be found after the birth date on the line markes in German for in or w, Polish for in. Key the birth place using the dictionary for assistnace. If the birth place does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Father Given

The Father's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked sohn/tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The father's name is typically first. Key the given name of the father using the dictionary for assistance. If the father given name is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Father Surname

The Father's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked sohn/tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The father's name is typically first. Often there is not a surname for the father. If a surname does appear, key the surname of the father using the dictionary for assistance. If the father surname is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Mother Given

The Mother's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked sohn/tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The mother's name is typically second after the abbreviation u. or the word i or und (and). Key the given name of the mother using the dictionary for assistance. If the mother given name is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Mother Surname

The Mother's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked sohn/tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The mother's name is typically second after abbreviation u. or the word i or und (and).The Mother Surname will sometimes appear on after the abbreviation g. or the word geborene  to indicate the mother's maiden last name. Key the surname of the mother using the dictionary for assistance. If the mother surname is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Occupation

The occupation is the beruf, German for profession, of the primary individual. Key the occupation using the dictionary for assistance. If the occupation is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Divorce Records

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Divorce records typically come from the Divorce council or the Scheidungs - Kollegium. More often they are notes, handwritten documents, or look like letters. You will typically see the words  Scheidungs - Kollegium if the document is in German or Kolegium Rozwodowego if the document is solely in Polish, somewhere in the header. From these documents, key the names of the two individuals applying for divorce and the date the divorce was granted. This may require reading through the entire document to find the information necessary. In some cases, a receipt of divorce was issued to a person containing their name and date of divorce. These receipts usually have the word Empfangsbestätigung (acknowledgement of receipt) at the top of the slip of paper. Others might say bestätigung der annahme (confirmation of acceptance).

Prefix

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.
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Given

The name will typically be in surname, given name format. Here are some words that will help you identify the Given and Surnames: name, German for surname, vorname, German for first name, nazwisko, Polish for surname, and imię, Polish for given name. Key the given name (vorname or imię)  using the dictionary for assistance. If the given name does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Surname

The name will typically be in surname, given name format. Here are some words that will help you identify the Given and Surnames: name, German for surname, vorname, German for first name, nazwisko, Polish for surname, and imię, Polish for given name. Key the surname (name or nazwisko) using the dictionary for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Spouse Given

The Spouse Given is the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse of the primary individual to whom the record applies. On marriage records they will be the bride (braut) and typically the second person on the record. Key the Spouse Given name using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse given name as seen.
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Spouse Surname

The Spouse Surname is the last the spouse of the primary individual to whom the record applies. On marriage records they will be the bride (braut) and typically the second person on the record. Key the Spouse Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse surname does not appear in the dictionary then key as seen.
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Divorce Day

Thie divorce date is when the divorce council granted a divorce to a couple. It will often be the date on the divorce receipt. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Divorce Month

Thie divorce date is when the divorce council granted a divorce to a couple. It will often be the date on the divorce receipt. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Divorce Year

Thie divorce date is when the divorce council granted a divorce to a couple. It will often be the date on the divorce receipt. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Marriage Records

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The Marriage Records form type is for any document that records the marriage or intention to marry between two individuals. This can include marriage certificates, or records of marriage banns publication. Marriage Records can be indentified either by the header or the information contained within the document. Some key words you'll want to look for are: trauung, or a varriation thereof which is German for wedding, slubu, Polish for wedding, brautigam, German from groom, braut, German for bride, aufgebote, German for banns. When keying marriage records pay particular attention to the dates. Some records will have a marriage date, some will have a marriage banns and a marriage date, and others will be marriage-banns only. For records that have only a marriage-banns date look for some of the key words mentioned above that indicate the record is for publishing banns.

Prefix

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.
See Example

Given

The name will typically be in surname, given name format. Here are some words that will help you identify the Given and Surnames: name, German for surname, vorname, German for first name, nazwisko, Polish for surname, and imię, Polish for given name. Key the given name (vorname or imię)  using the dictionary for assistance. If the given name does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Surname

The name will typically be in surname, given name format. Here are some words that will help you identify the Given and Surnames: name, German for surname, vorname, German for first name, nazwisko, Polish for surname, and imię, Polish for given name. Key the surname (name or nazwisko) using the dictionary for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Birth Day

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Birth Month

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Birth Year

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Birth Place

The birth place will typically be found after the birth date on the line markes in German for in or w, Polish for in. Key the birth place using the dictionary for assistnace. If the birth place does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Age at Marriage

The age at marriage will be the alter of the primary individual. Key the age in whole numbers.
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Occupation

The occupation is the beruf, German for profession, of the primary individual. Key the occupation using the dictionary for assistance. If the occupation is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Father Given

The Father's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked sohn/tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The father's name is typically first. Key the given name of the father using the dictionary for assistance. If the father given name is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Father Surname

The Father's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked sohn/tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The father's name is typically first. Often there is not a surname for the father. If a surname does appear, key the surname of the father using the dictionary for assistance. If the father surname is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Mother Given

The Mother's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked sohn/tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The mother's name is typically second after the abbreviation u. or the word i or und (and). Key the given name of the mother using the dictionary for assistance. If the mother given name is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Mother Surname

The Mother's name will typically appear on a document after the primary individual's name on a line marked sohn/tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases both parents' names will be on the same line. The mother's name is typically second after abbreviation u. or the word i or und (and).The Mother Surname will sometimes appear on after the abbreviation g. or the word geborene  to indicate the mother's maiden last name. Key the surname of the mother using the dictionary for assistance. If the mother surname is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Marriage Day

The marriage date will typically be on a line marked die trauungsanzeige erfolgte am, German for the wedding took place on, or datum der Trauung, German for date of the wedding. Make sure this is the marriage date and not the marriage banns date. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Marriage Month

The marriage date will typically be on a line marked die trauungsanzeige erfolgte am, German for the wedding took place on, or datum der Trauung, German for date of the wedding. Make sure this is the marriage date and not the marriage banns date. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Marriage Year

The marriage date will typically be on a line marked die trauungsanzeige erfolgte am, German for the wedding took place on, or datum der Trauung, German for date of the wedding. Make sure this is the marriage date and not the marriage banns date. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Spouse Given

The Spouse Given is the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse of the primary individual to whom the record applies. On marriage records they will be the bride (braut) and typically the second person on the record. Key the Spouse Given name using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse given name as seen.
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Spouse Surname

The Spouse Surname is the last the spouse of the primary individual to whom the record applies. On marriage records they will be the bride (braut) and typically the second person on the record. Key the Spouse Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse surname does not appear in the dictionary then key as seen.
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Spouse Father Given

The Spouse Father's name will typically appear on a document after the spouse's name on a line marked tocher des, German for daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases the both parents' names will be on the same line. The spouse father's name is typically first. Key the given name of the spouse father using the dictionary for assistance. If the spouse father given name is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Spouse Father Surname

The Spouse Father's name will typically appear on a document after the primary person's name on a line marked tocher des, German for daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases the both parents' names will be on the same line. The spouse father's name is typically first. Often there is not a surname for the spouse father. If a surname does appear, key the surname of the spouse father using the dictionary for assistance. If the spouse father surname is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Spouse Mother's Given Name

The Spouse Mother's name will typically appear on a document after the primary person's name on a line marked tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases the both parents' names will be on the same line. The spouse mother's name is typically second after the abbreviation u. or the word i or und (and). Key the given name of the spouse mother using the dictionary for assistance. If the spouse mother given name is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Spouse Mother's Surname

The Spouse Mother's name will typically appear on a document after the primary person's name on a line marked sohn/tocher des, German for son/daughter of, or in the column Namen des Eltrern, German for names of parents. In many cases the both parents' names will be on the same line. The spouse mother's name is typically second after abbreviation u. or the word i or und (and).The Spouse Mother Surname will sometimes appear on after the abbreviation g. or the word geborene to indicate the spouse mother's maiden last name. Key the surname of the spouse mother using the dictionary for assistance. If the spouse mother surname is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Spouse Address

The address will be the gegenwärtige anschrift, or current address of the spouse of the primary person. Key the spouse address as seen. Do not key any previous spouse addresses or fruhere anschrift.
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Spouse Age at Marriage

The Spouse age at marriage will be the alter of the spouse of the primary individual. Key the age in whole numbers.
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Spouse Occupation

The spouse occupation is the beruf, German for profession, of the spouse of the primary individual. Key the spouse occupation using the dictionary for assistance. If the spouse occupation is not in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Spouse Birth Day

The spouse birth date will appear on marriage records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Spouse Birth Month

The spouse birth date will appear on marriage records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Spouse Birth Year

The spouse birth date will appear on marriage records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Spouse Birth Place

The spouse birth place will typically be found after the spouse birth date on the line markes in German for in or w, Polish for in. Key the spouse birth place using the dictionary for assistnace. If the spouse birth place does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Marriage Banns Day

The marriage banns date will typically be on a line or column marked aufgebote German for banns. Make sure this is the marriage banns date and not the marriage date. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Marriage Banns Month

The marriage banns date will typically be on a line or column marked aufgebote German for banns. Make sure this is the marriage banns date and not the marriage date. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Marriage Banns Year

The marriage banns date will typically be on a line or column marked aufgebote German for banns. Make sure this is the marriage banns date and not the marriage date. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Marriage Banns Location

The Marriage Banss Location is where the banns (aufgebote) was published. This will be in the column marked ort der veröffentlichung, Germna for place of publication. Key the Marriage Banns Location as seen.
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Miscellaneous Records

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The Miscellaneous Records form type is for those documents that don't specifically fall into the Birth, Marriage, Divorce, or Death records, such as information cards. From these miscellaneous records, key the name and any dates you can find. If there isn't a birth, marriage, or death date, key the date the document was created. If there is no name on the image to associate with the date(s), this image does not need to be keyed.

Prefix

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.
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Address

The address will be the gegenwärtige anschrift, or current address of the primary person. Key the address as seen. Do not key any previous addresses or  fruhere anschrift.
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Given

The name will typically be in surname, given name format. Here are some words that will help you identify the Given and Surnames: name, German for surname, vorname, German for first name, nazwisko, Polish for surname, and imię, Polish for given name. Key the given name (vorname or imię)  using the dictionary for assistance. If the given name does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Surname

The name will typically be in surname, given name format. Here are some words that will help you identify the Given and Surnames: name, German for surname, vorname, German for first name, nazwisko, Polish for surname, and imię, Polish for given name. Key the surname (name or nazwisko) using the dictionary for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Birth Day

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Birth Month

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Birth Year

The birth date will appear on marriage and death records as well as birth records. It may be found on the line geboren am German for born on, or czas urodzenia, Polish for time of birth. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Birth Place

The birth place will typically be found after the birth date on the line markes in German for in or w, Polish for in. Key the birth place using the dictionary for assistnace. If the birth place does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.
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Spouse Given

The Spouse Given is the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse of the primary individual to whom the record applies. On marriage records they will be the bride (braut) and typically the second person on the record. Key the Spouse Given name using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse given name as seen.
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Spouse Surname

The Spouse Surname is the last the spouse of the primary individual to whom the record applies. On marriage records they will be the bride (braut) and typically the second person on the record. Key the Spouse Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse surname does not appear in the dictionary then key as seen.
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Marriage Day

The marriage date will typically be on a line marked die trauungsanzeige erfolgte am, German for the wedding took place on, or datum der Trauung, German for date of the wedding. Make sure this is the marriage date and not the marriage banns date. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Marriage Month

The marriage date will typically be on a line marked die trauungsanzeige erfolgte am, German for the wedding took place on, or datum der Trauung, German for date of the wedding. Make sure this is the marriage date and not the marriage banns date. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Marriage Year

The marriage date will typically be on a line marked die trauungsanzeige erfolgte am, German for the wedding took place on, or datum der Trauung, German for date of the wedding. Make sure this is the marriage date and not the marriage banns date. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Death Day

The death date will typically be in the column todestag, sterbetag German for death day, or after the abbreviation gest. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Death Month

The death date will typically be in the column todestag, sterbetag German for death day, or after the abbreviation gest. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Death Year

The death date will typically be in the column todestag, sterbetag German for death day, or after the abbreviation gest. Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Document Day

The Document date is for dates that appear on miscellaneous records when no vital dates are present. Key the day (dzien or tag) from this date.
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Document Month

The Document date is for dates that appear on miscellaneous records when no vital dates are present. Key the month (monat or miesiac) in its 3 letter format from this date in German or in Polish, depending on which language the document is in, using the dictionary for assistance.
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Document Year

The Document date is for dates that appear on miscellaneous records when no vital dates are present.  Key the year (jahr or rok) from this date. It must be in either two-digit or four-digit format.
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Hebrew or Cyrillic

The Hebrew or Cyrillic form type is for any document that is purely in Hebrew or Cyrillic and will not be keyed at this time.



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