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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at

Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]

Deutschland, Bayern, Nürnberg, Gewerbeakten, 1600-1800

Record Description[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of account books for the city of Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany. Original records located in the Nuremberg City Archives.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Account books may contain any of the following:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Date
  • Residence within the city
  • Details about the business or transaction
  • Names of other family members
  • Relationships

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's full name
  • Some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships.

Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To search the collection:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the “Record Type”
⇒Select the “Name Range or Description” which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in German. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:

Using the Information[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the dates and names to search other records such as church records and city directories.

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.
  • Search the city directories for the time period.
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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg items or FHL Keyword Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Germany Archives and Libraries.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

(Nuremberg City Archive)]

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Contributions to this Article[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection citation:

"Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg, Account Books, 1600-1800." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Stadtarchiv Nürnberg [Nuremberg City Archive].

Image citation:
This template has been deprecated and is no longer used.

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.