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Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration Deaths Indexes - FamilySearch Historical Records

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

Deutschland, Hessen, Frankfurt, Standesbücher 1928-1978

Record Description[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of indexes to civil registration of deaths for Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. Original records are located in the Hessian State Archives in Marburg and in the Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Frankfurt.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Death date
  • Death location

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor’s full name
  • Other identifying information such as death date and place

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks. stor.

For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Gothic 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. Add this new information to your records of each family.

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one person to determine which person is your ancestor.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

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.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

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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.



Citation 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, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration Deaths Indexes, 1928-1978.” Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Hessisches Staatsarchiv [Hessian State Archives], Marburg and the Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Frankfurt.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.