About this collection
This collection contains marriage records from Grafing covering the years 1876 up to and including 1936. Grafing is located about 19 miles south-east of Munich in the district of Ebersberg in Upper Bavaria, Germany. Formerly it was known as "Grafing am Gries." The collection also includes records from Elkhofen and Straußdorf.
Beginning on January 1, 1876, birth, marriage and death records in the former German Empire were created by local registry offices. The collected records are arranged chronologically and usually bound together in the form of yearbooks. These are collectively referred to as "civil registers." Occasionally, alphabetical directories of names were also created. While churches continued to keep traditional records, the State also mandated that the personal or marital status of the entire population be recorded.
What you can find in the records
Marriage records were created using preprinted forms that were filled in by hand by the registrar. Depending on the individual form or on the formulations used by the registrar, you may find:
- Sequential or Certificate Number
- Marriage Date
- Bride: Last name, Maiden name, Given names, Occupation, Denomination, Birthdate and Birthplace, Residence as well as details about her Parents and their Place of residence
- Groom: Last name, Given names, Occupation, Denomination, Birthdate and Birthplace, Residence as well as details about his Parents and their Place of Residence
More about using this collection
Each document has a front and back. These are displayed one after the other. Additional events from the life of the couple were sometimes recorded in the margins. These notes, sometimes referred to as "narration," can contain very useful information but they have not been indexed. As a result, information from the notes will not found via the search form.