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Germany Deaths - What else you can try


This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find death information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the death section of the Germany Guided Research page.

Additional Online Resources

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Additional Databases and Online Resources



This is a general search. For a more in depth search, go to Guided Research Germany 2.




Substitute Records

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Additional Records with Death Information

Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.

Use these substitute records to locate death information about your ancestor:
Wiki Page
FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
See Wiki page





Improve Searching

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Tips for finding deaths

Successfully finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:

  • Spelling variations. Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Search with spelling variations for the first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Search given name. Search by given name (leave out the last name) with the approximate date of birth or death.
  • Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate birth date or parent's names if known.
  • Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.





Why the Record May Not Exist

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