About this collection
This collection contains birth records and name directories from Ebersberg covering the years 1876 up to and including 1905. Ebersberg is the administrative center of the district of the same name in the German state of Bavaria. The city is situated about 19 miles east of Munich in the foothills of the Alps. Ebersberg’s history is closely tied to the Benedictine monastery founded there in the year 934. During the time period of this collection, Ebersberg belonged to the Kingdom of Bavaria. In addition to Ebersberg, this collection includes records from Aßling, Dorfen and Kirchseeon. The records from those communities cover varying time periods.
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
Birth records were created using preprinted forms that were filled in by hand by the registrar. In each record the date of a birth usually differs from the date it was registered. Depending on the individual form or on the formulations used by the registrar, you may find:
- Sequential or Certificate Number
- Registration Date
- Informant: Occupation, Given Names, Last Name, Maiden Name, Residence/Address, Denomination
- Mother: Given Names, Last Name, Maiden Name, Denomination, Residence/Address
- Child: Birth Date, Time of Birth, Sex, Given Names
The name directories for Ebersberg are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the child. They are bound as separate volumes covering several years each. They contain the following details:
- Sequential number
- Reference to birth register
- Given Names of the child
- Last Name and Given Names of the father (or for an illegitimate child, the mother)
- Notes, e.g. Deceased, Illegitimate
More about using this collection
Each record comprises one page. Additional events from the life of the child as well as acknowledgement of paternity 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. As a result, information from the notes will not found via the search form. The “Informant” was often a midwife or the child's father. Under "Browse this collection,” select the Civil Registration Office and Year Range of the register desired. Name directories for Ebersberg appear at the end of the Year Range list for Ebersberg.