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Offline Woodworker22

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How to decipher "Christening Place" taken from FamilySearch
« on: Wednesday 06 March 19 00:35 GMT (UK) »
I'm looking for further information on Christian. Some of the information on this FamilySearch record is consistent with my family and some is not. I am not an LDS member so I can't see the original. Using the information in the "Christening Place" field, what town would I look in to see if other civil records are available?

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Re: How to decipher "Christening Place" taken from FamilySearch
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 01:06 GMT (UK) »
If you go back to the results page on Family Search for CNK you will see that at the time of his christening his mother was living at Steinbach (Kr Offenbach) district HESSEN. Evangelisch could be the church? (?Evangelist?) Think its Lutheran
It might also be worth working your way through the "Catalog" ( drop down menu below Records) put in place name, make it search "Any" ( not just online) and you might get some images of records. Have just been taught this trick to use ANY !! Select Church records.
I don't speak German so am not sure how they write addresses.
Also I would try to follow any entries for his parents.. might give  you a clue.
shume....australia
HUME: Fermanagh, Donegal,Sligo,Australia
PASFIELD: Essex, London
SHAW/STANLEY: Co Waterford,Ireland, Australia

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Re: How to decipher "Christening Place" taken from FamilySearch
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 06:55 GMT (UK) »
Try looking at the records for hesse-darmsta, hessen, germany.

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Re: How to decipher "Christening Place" taken from FamilySearch
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 07:21 GMT (UK) »
On FamilySearch there is a Christian R. Krebs with the same birth date 7 June 1863 Germany.
Father Henry Krebs,  mother Mary Siewert,  wife  Emma Pilz, married 26 January 1889, Detroit.
Death 29 April 1910, Detroit. 

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Re: How to decipher "Christening Place" taken from FamilySearch
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 March 19 08:04 GMT (UK) »
Starkenburg, regional capital Darmstadt.

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