Monthly Archives: April 2013

Example of a Napoleonic Birth Record in Polish

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Information in a Napoleonic Birth Registration

This list explains the information in the “ideal” civil register. The place and date of registration of birth were given, including time of day. The father of the child presented himself (or the midwife if the child was illegitimate) to … Continue reading

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Keeping the Records in Polish

The civil registers that Napoleon instituted were kept in the Polish language. Fortunately, the format of these records was standardized so that with the help of a reading aid, these records could be translated according to this standard format.[i] Additionally, … Continue reading

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Records in the Napoleonic Format

One –at family, even though German by language and religion, did not live in German territory where the records were only kept at the parish level and recorded in fairly easy-to-read columns as required by the state church. They lived … Continue reading

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Remaining Records

Records in the German Empire, and in particular East Prussia, should be readily available on microfilm (5, 310 rolls have been filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah as of 3 October 1996) or possibly stored in local, regional, and … Continue reading

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