Source Information Traunstein, Germany, Residence Registers, 1840-1910 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: Archiv der Stadt Traunstein, Traunstein, Deutschland.

About Traunstein, Germany, Residence Registers, 1840-1910

About this collection

This collection contains residence records from Traunstein Germany covering the years 1840 up to and including 1910. The administrative center Traunstein is located in Bavaria on the Traun river about 62 miles southeast of Munich and 6 miles east of Lake Chiemsee. It was first mentioned in a document from the year 1245. Traunstein is located along the historic salt route and, for many years, salt production was its most important industry. Today the Salinenkapelle church and the historical saltworks in Au are popular landmarks. During the time period of this collection, Traunstein belonged to the Kingdom of Bavaria.

These registration documents for individuals and families capture details about citizens' temporary and permanent residences and provide important historical insights into demographics, local economies and social structures.

What you can find in the records

governments used pre-printed forms to record information about families or individuals living in the city.

Forms for familes are arranged in tables that cover two pages. With the exception of live-in help or servants, the records may contain the following details about family members:

  • House Number
  • Family Name, Given Names
  • Occupation/Trade, Religion, Birthplace and Birthdate
  • Hometown, Community, District
  • Move-in Date
  • Move-out Date
  • Comments, if Address Unknown, Where Moved

Forms for individuals comprise a single page. Married women and children not of age are generally recorded only on family forms and not as individuals.

Forms for individuals may contain the following details:

  • Family Name, Given Names
  • Occupation/Trade, Religion, Birthplace and Birthdate
  • Nationality
  • Parent Details
  • Last Residence
  • Move-in Date
  • Employer Details
  • Children
  • Move-out Date, Where Moved

More about using this collection

Under "Browse this collection,” you can select the alphabetical Surname Range and then browse the documents for the desired family name.