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Understanding a German Church Record Entry

Marriage Records

Terminology

  1. Groom's name & his parents names, including where they lived

  2. Occupation and residence of Groom

  3. Groom's Age and birthdate

  4. Whether parental permission was obtained, or not needed

  5. Groom's marital status (bachelor or widower)

  6. Bride's name

  7. Bride's parents and their address

  8. Bride's Age & date of birth

  9. Whether bride had parental permission

  1. Marital Status - unmarried (virgin) or widower (if so, shows previous marriage info)

  2. Dates their intentions to marry were announced

  3. Pastor & Marriage Date (Kunsemüller)

Best printed at 800 x 600 resolution & Landscape orientation


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