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Re: Help with records destroyed during WWII
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 08 July 18 10:14 BST (UK) »
Have you tried contacting the Staatsarchiv in Sachsen

http://archiv.sachsen.de/archiv/bestand.jsp?guid=5ceeb38c-46bf-4ee3-81e0-45b205a9f1f6

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Re: Help with records destroyed during WWII
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 08 July 18 12:08 BST (UK) »
Would her marriage certificate also provide identifying information about who her parents were, providing that connection?
SS-5 application in the US? Good official sort of document. Harder to get these days - should have place of birth on it and parents. You may need proof of her parents' deaths to get a version without half the info blacked out.
Depending on their religious affiliation - something like a confirmation record in the US?

It is likely that she used an affidavit when she needed to prove birth info, or had some documentation from the family's immigration to the US that served the same purpose as an actual birth record.
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Re: Help with records destroyed during WWII
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 08 July 18 13:36 BST (UK) »
Have you tried contacting the Staatsarchiv in Sachsen

http://archiv.sachsen.de/archiv/bestand.jsp?guid=5ceeb38c-46bf-4ee3-81e0-45b205a9f1f6

Taufen - Baptisms

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This looks like a possible resource, but one has to go to Germany to view.

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Re: Help with records destroyed during WWII
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 08 July 18 13:37 BST (UK) »
Would her marriage certificate also provide identifying information about who her parents were, providing that connection?
SS-5 application in the US? Good official sort of document. Harder to get these days - should have place of birth on it and parents. You may need proof of her parents' deaths to get a version without half the info blacked out.
Depending on their religious affiliation - something like a confirmation record in the US?

It is likely that she used an affidavit when she needed to prove birth info, or had some documentation from the family's immigration to the US that served the same purpose as an actual birth record.

Marriage certificate, no --  and it has an incorrect (terrible) spelling of her birth town.

I'll definitely look into the SS-5 thing, thanks. Not sure the US will give me copy of that, though.