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=== Search the Collection ===
'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collectionyou will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the ⇒Select "Browsethrough images" link in on the initial search collection page<br>⇒ Select ⇒Select the "Item “Item of Interest" category which takes you to the images. <br>
Indexes are available on some of these groups of images. If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images or at the end. Find your ancestors name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in Search the collection.  Look at each by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestorif the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about more than one person the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
=== For Help Reading the Records ===
*[[Germany Handwriting]]
*[[Germany Resources]]
 
===Using the Information===
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
*Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records.
*Use the county code and the certificate number to obtain a copy of the original death certificate from the county.
=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
*Be aware that errors may have occurred at the time the records were made.
 
=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ===
*Check for variant spellings of the names.
*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
*Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).
===Other Searches===
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