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Births records for Memel (Klaipėda)from September 1874? #lithuania #records


devicesofwonder@...
 

I want to find a birth record for an ancestor who was born in Memel (Klaipėda) on 1 September 1874.

September 1874 is too early for the Landesarchiv Berlin. Are there any other archives or database?

Thanks,
Paul ST GEORGE


Joyaa Antares
 

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 08:56 AM, <devicesofwonder@...> wrote:
I want to find a birth record for an ancestor who was born in Memel (Klaipėda) on 1 September 1874.

I located an 1873 birth record for Klaipeda for a family member on ancestry.  It's worth searching there. - and good luck!

Joyaa ANTARES
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Researching ZAUSMER, ZOUSMER, CHOUSMER, CHAUSMER, MARCUS, DAVIDOFF, COHEN, KAHN in Polangen, Kretinga, Darbenai, Libau, Riga, Memel


Carol Hoffman
 

Try searching the ALD of LitvakSIG. Hopefully you'll find what you're looking for.
Carol Hoffman
Tel Aviv


devicesofwonder@...
 

Thanks Joyaa,

I only found Klaipeda, Lithuania, Civil Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1874-1920

<https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/61298/> and this is only marriages and deaths for Klaipeda.

 

Please will you send me the link to births (1874) for Klaipedia?

 

Thanks,

 

Paul ST GEORGE

Researching SCHIMMELFENNIG, SCHIMMELPFENNIG, Memel

 


Russ Maurer
 

Paul,

The earliest birth records for Memel that I know of were recorded beginning in December of 1874. However, Memel birth records include some that were recorded on a delayed basis, and there are, in fact, half a dozen such delayed records for 1874 births. None of them have the precise date you are looking for, but still worth checking in case your information is not accurate. The records can be searched on Ancestry.com as mentioned by Joyaa Antares, but I suggest you search in the LItvakSIG All Lithuania database (https://litvaksig.org/search-ALD) because the extractions there are superior - they are more accurate, and they include the mother's maiden name, the father's occupation, and sometimes further information such as the death of a parent. For delayed registrations, in particular, Ancestry sometimes conflates the year of recording with the year of birth. 

Russ Maurer
Klaipeda district coordinator, LitvakSIG


devicesofwonder@...
 

Thanks! Now I have looked at ALD there are some hints that need confirming. I have a possible name for the father. 
 
Was there a census in 1885? My ancestor would have been 11 years old in 1885 so still living at home in Memel. If there are census records, I can find the names of other members of his family living at the same address and so confirm the name of the father.
 
Thanks again,
 
Paul ST GEORGE
 
Researching SCHIMMELFENNIG, SCHIMMELPFENNIG, Memel


Max Heffler
 

Paul,

Another great resource for Memel research is Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz: Ruth Leiserowitz (ruth@...)

 

 

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Thanks! Now I have looked at ALD there are some hints that need confirming. I have a possible name for the father. 

 

Was there a census in 1885? My ancestor would have been 11 years old in 1885 so still living at home in Memel. If there are census records, I can find the names of other members of his family living at the same address and so confirm the name of the father.

 

Thanks again,

 

Paul ST GEORGE

 

Researching SCHIMMELFENNIG, SCHIMMELPFENNIG, Memel


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Russ Maurer
 

I do not know when, if ever, there was a census in East Prussia.

There are Memel directories for a few years (none particularly close to 1885). They can be accessed at http://www.bork-on-line.de/adressbuecher/start.htm.

Russ Maurer
Klaipeda district coordinator, LitvakSIG


Joyaa Antares
 

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 08:47 PM, Russ Maurer wrote:
There are Memel directories for a few years (none particularly close to 1885). They can be accessed at http://www.bork-on-line.de/adressbuecher/start.htm.

Paul - in addition to Russ's tip, you could look here - https://www.online-ofb.de/famlist.php?ofb=memelland&b=A&lang=de (I don't read German and change the language to English).
Cheers, Joyaa Antares
Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA


Joyaa Antares
 

Hi Paul,

Yes - that's the correct dataset.   I think that Russ's comment "However, Memel birth records include some that were recorded on a delayed basis, and there are, in fact, half a dozen such delayed records for 1874 births" would explain the inclusion of my "Anna MARKUS".  She and two of her siblings (they were born in 1867, 1870 and 1873) each had their births registered in 1890.

Joyaa ANTARES
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia