About this collection
This collection contains marriage records and name directories from Ebersberg covering the years 1876 up to and including 1921. 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, until 1918, to the Kingdom of Bavaria. In addition to Ebersberg, this collection includes records from Aßling, Dorfen, Kirchseeon and Oberndorf. 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
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: Occupation, Last name, Given names, Denomination, Age or Birthdate and Birthplace, Residence as well as details about his Parents and their Place of Residence
- Bride: Occupation, Given names, Last name, Maiden Name, Denomination, Age or Birthdate and Birthplace, Residence as well as details about her Parents and their Place of Residence
The name directories for Ebersberg are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the groom, those for Oberndorf according to the last name of the couple. They are bound as separate volumes covering several years each. Additionally, the name directory for Ebersberg 1876-1899 is available as a machine-generated version which was created later. They contain the following details:
- Sequential number
- Last Name and Given Names of the Groom
- Last Names and Given Names of the Bride
- Occupation, Residence
- Cross reference to marriage register
More about using this collection
Each document has a front and back. These are displayed one ofter 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. As a result, information from the notes will not found via the search form. Under "Browse this collection,” select the Civil Registration Office and Year Range of the register desired. When name directories are available for a registry office, they are displayed and selectable at the end of the Year Range list.