About this collection
This collection contains birth records and name directories from Mühldorf covering the years 1876 up to and including 1899. 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 birth 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
Births 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: Given Names, Last Name, Maiden Name, Occupation, 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 are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the child. They are bound either as separate chronological volumes or together with their respective birth registers. They contain the following details:
- Sequential number
- Last Name, Given Names of the child, Residence
- Reference to birth register
- Notes, including the mother's name for an illegitimate child or, for stillborn children, a reference to the death register.
More about using this collection
Each record comprises one page. Additional events from the life of the child 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. The “Informant” was often a midwife or the child's father. 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.