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Access the records: Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Funeral Sermons, 1597-1794  and Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Index to Funeral Sermons and Memorials, 1700-1900.
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Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]

Record Description[edit | edit source]

This article describes multiple collections.

The collection "Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Funeral Sermons, 1597-1794" contains funeral sermons containing vital information about the deceased. Records were originally in the University Library in Königsberg, East Prussia; now located in the Staatsbibliothek Berlin.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Funeral Sermons, 1597-1794.

The collection "Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Index to Funeral Sermons and Memorials, 1700-1900" is a card index to funeral sermons and memorials pertaining to Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany. Original card file located in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Index to Funeral Sermons and Memorials, 1700-1900.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

The card index may contain any of the following:

  • Full name of deceased
  • Death date and place
  • Names of other family members
  • residences
  • Name of the deceased
  • Birth and death dates
  • Birth and death places
  • Names of family members
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Biographical details such as military service or cause of death
  • Family genealogies

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

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To browse the collection "Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Funeral Sermons, 1597-1794:"
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Funeral Sermon Number" which takes you to the images.

To browse the collection "Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Index to Funeral Sermons and Memorials:"
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range" 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.

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 birth date and place to search civil registration and church records for a birth record.

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.

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. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring locality.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

Germany - Records of Birthday, Marriages and Deaths

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]

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, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Funeral Sermons, 1597-1794." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library, Berlin).

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

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, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Funeral Sermons, 1597-1794.


Collection Citation:

"Germany, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Index to Funeral Sermons and Memorials, 1700-1900." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library, Berlin).

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

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, Prussia, East Prussia, Königsberg, Index to Funeral Sermons and Memorials, 1700-1900.