Looking for an LDS member to do FS searches

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I need an LDS member to do a search on a FS repository that is mostly hidden from non-members.  The only reason I know it's there is that a member attached sources to some profiles:  https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/LDWL-MSP and https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/sources/LDWL-MCP

Melchior Seyfried married Anna Catharina Falkner on 6 Jun 1780 in Gundelfingen, Bavaria.  Her parents are Joannes Falkner and Maria Seiztin/Seiz/Seizt.  I have their marriage record, her baptism. and all of their children.  I'm looking for any other records - Melchior's baptism, the baptism of Joannes Falkner, the baptism of Maria Seiztin/Seiz/Seizt, a marriage record for them if one exists.

There's not search page for me here, but hopefully there is for a LDS member:  https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2780016.  Thanks for any help.

WikiTree profile: Melchior Seyfried
in Genealogy Help by Kerry Larson G2G6 Pilot (163k points)

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Hi Kerry:

The images (the same images from the LDS microfilm) for Gundelfingen are also available (for free and for everyone) at https://data.matricula-online.eu/en/deutschland/augsburg/gundelfingen/. If you scroll down to the bottom of that page, you will see the individual parish books listed. The volumes headed "Register" are index volumes (Register Taufen 1724-1767, for example, is the index to baptisms for 1724-1767). Clicking on the camera icon next to the volume name will lead you to the images.

by Anonymous Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (82.0k points)
edited by Anonymous Geschwind
I have already found several references in matricula-online.  It's much easier to find a record if it's been indexed.  My skills are minimal in reading the original German records.  I have a better chance if I know that there's something to find.

I am sorry, I should have looked at the profile first to see that you indeed already have records from Matricula. Please allow me to help, as I am comfortable with the old script. I did find the confirmation of Melchior Seyfried in 1758, which implies a birth in the mid-1740s (confirmations usually done age 12-16). See https://data.matricula-online.eu/en/deutschland/augsburg/gundelfingen/3-F/?pg=243, right-most column, fourth name from top. Using the index, I then found his baptism on 6 May 1744. See https://data.matricula-online.eu/en/deutschland/augsburg/gundelfingen/3-F/?pg=120, left-hand side, 7th entry down. I read the parents as Joan Georg Seyfried and Anna Maria . . . For the marriage of Joan Georg Seyfried and Anna Maria Haffnerin on 12 June 1736, see https://data.matricula-online.eu/en/deutschland/augsburg/gundelfingen/8-H-R-1/?pg=143, left-hand side, bottom entry.

For Maria Seitz, the only candidate I found in the index to baptisms 1724-1767 was Maria Ursula Seitz, baptised 13 Nov 1739 to Ignatius Seitz and wife Susanna - see https://data.matricula-online.eu/en/deutschland/augsburg/gundelfingen/3-F/?pg=100, right-hand column, second from bottom.

There is no entry for a Johannes Falkner (or similar) in the index to baptisms 1724-1767 or the index to baptisms 1682-1723. I also checked the index to marriages 1682-1804; there is no marriage of Johannes Falkner listed there. A Maria Seitz did get married 7 February 1774 to Leonardus Schiele, see https://data.matricula-online.eu/en/deutschland/augsburg/gundelfingen/8-H-R-1/?pg=192, right-hand side, third entry under 1774.

Thank you C-H!  You get an A for effort and results.  There's a lot of new information you found and I really appreciate it.
Some of the material that's on Matricula-Online is indexed on GenTeam (https://www.genteam.eu/index.php). It's unfortunately inapplicable in the current case (no Bavaria that I can find), but it does make Matricula-Online easier to use in the jungle that is Vienna.

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