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German Genealogy

Sachsen Provinz / Province of Saxony

(Provinz / Province) [Presently in Sachsen-Anhalt]

Some basic facts about the Province of Saxony: (from Uncapher, Wendy K. and Linda M. Herrick. German Maps & Facts for Genealogy. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins Books, 2002)

  • Size: 9,743 square miles (compared to Maryland at 9,838 square miles)

  • Population: 1855 - 1,862,073; 1871 - 2,103,245; 1875 - 2,168,988 (1,072,445 males and 1,096,543 females)

  • Dominant Religion: Protestant (1871 - Evangelical - 1,966,696; Catholic - 126,735; Other - 3,813; Jewish - 5,917; and Non-Christian - 13)

  • Since 1990 part of: Sachsen-Anhalt

  • Formerly: Province of Prussia

  • Prussian: 1815-1947

  • Principal crops: sugar beets, wheat, rye, flax, hops, fruit

  • Livestock: cattle, goats

  • Industry: sugar, textiles, leather, iron, steel, distilleries, beer, building stone

  • Minerals: lignite, salt, copper, lead, silver, sulfur, potash, plaster of Paris, alabaster

  • Rivers: Elbe, Saale, Unstrut, Mulde, Weser

Resources

Provinz Sachsen (Province of Saxony) - Genealogy.net

  • Köhler, Hermann. Verzeichnis der Kirchenbücher und der übrigen für die Sippenforschung wichtigen Amtsbücher. Dresden: Ungelenk, 1938. (Family HistoryLibrary Ref943.21 K23k; microfiche 6053524).
     
  • Kraut, D.H. Handbuch Kirchen-Statistik für den Freistaat Sachsen. Dresden: Leipsch & Reichardt, 1930. (Family History Library 943.21 E4k 1930).
  • Saxon Forefathers - Immigrants to America - Sächsische Vorfahren - Auswanderer nach Amerika. Lists names and date of emigration, but not town of origin. Additional information can be requested from site owner.