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

Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Testaments- und Nachlaßakten

Record Description[edit | edit source]

This collection contains Probate records from the Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv in Potsdam, Germany. This collection consists of probated wills which will often provide names of family members and their relationships to the testator. The collection covers the years 1796 to 1853. These records are in German.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin, Probate Records, 1796-1853itle.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Probate records generally contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Death date and place
  • Probate date and place
  • Names of heirs (spouse and children)
  • Witnesses
  • List of property or estate inventory
  • Monies exchanged or transacted

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Death date
  • Residence

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Surname Letter and Will Number" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in German. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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 such as a title, an occupation, land ownership or a parish of residence. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Germany, Preußen, Brandenburg items or FHL Keyword Germany, Preußen, Brandenburg 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.

Known Issues with This Collection[edit | edit source]

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered. 

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Germany Genealogy

How You Can Contribute[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]

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Deutschland, Preußen, Brandenburg, Testaments- und Nachlaßakten 1796-1853." Images. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2015. Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv, Potsdam.


Image Citation
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When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin, Probate Records, 1796-1853.