About this collection
This collection contains marriage records and name directories from Mühldorf covering the years 1876 up to and including 1920. This city is located in a district of the same name about 31 miles south of Landshut and some 50 miles east of Munich. It is situated on a bend of the River Inn in Oberbayern, Bavaria. Mühldorf am Inn first became a city in 1239. Until 1802 it was an enclave of the Archbishopric of Salzburg. Throughout the Middle Ages it was an important commercial center. The long eventful history of this city has been preserved in extensive archive materials which are available on-line on Ancestry: Mühldorf am Inn, Germany, Deeds, 1300-1873
This collection contains marriage records from Mühldorf including the districts of Altmühldorf and Mößling as well as from the communities of Polling, Flossing and Oberneukirchen.
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." Complementary alphabetical directories of names may also have been 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
- Groom: Last name, Given names, Denomination, Birthdate and Birthplace, Residence/Address as well as details about his Parents and their Place of residence
- Bride: Last name, Given names, Maiden Name, Denomination, Birthdate and Birthplace, Residence/Address as well as details about her Parents and their Place of residence
The name directories are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of first the husband and then the wife. They are bound either as separate chronological volumes or together with their respective marriage registers. They contain the following details:
- Sequential number
- Last Names and Given Names of the spouse
- Occupation, Residence
- Reference to marriage register
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 later on in the margins. These notes, sometimes referred to as "narration," can contain very useful information but they have not been indexed so that information will not found via the search form. You can browse through the images by time period in the box "Browse this collection.” In this same area the alphabetical name directories are also listed.