Re: Matrikel 1808-1875, Burghaslach, Germany #general

Roger Lustig

Dear Terri, dear Rudolf:

Seitenbuch is a village about 10 km west of Burghaslach, about 2/3 of
the way to Scheinfeld. Burghaslach was never called Seitenbuch, as far
as I know. Seitenbuch is small enough that its post office is in
Burghaslach. And Burghaslach does have its own Standesamt (civil
records office), but (as elsewhere in Bavaria) it only has records >from
1876 onward.

Moreover, the Kreisstadt (county seat) of the Kreis in which these two
places are found is Neustadt an der Aisch, not Scheinfeld. The Kreis
itself is called Kr. Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim. The old Kr.
Scheinfeld ceased to exist in 1972.

Regarding the records, how do you know about the Matrikel 1808-1875? I
don't see them in the Family History Library catalog, so you must have
gathered your information elsewhere.

There must have been a substantial Jewish presence in Burghaslach, given
that a) in 1884 there was a synagogue that employed a cantor, b) as late
as 1933 there were 60 Jews living there, and c) 11 researchers are
listed at JGFF. Perhaps one of the archives in Franconia (Franken)
holds these records.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA
research co-ordinator, GerSIG

Rudolf Kies, Ph.D. wrote:

Hello Terri!

Burghaslach, until recently, was known as "Seitenbuch"! I doubt that
Seitenbuch ever kept its own records. 91443 Scheinfeld was and is the
district city [Kreisstadt} and the records you seek are kept there.

They have a nice web site and I am sure you can find someone that is
willing to communicate with you.

Good luck and best wishes!

Rudy Kies

On 1 Oct 2009 15:41:11 -0700, tscaggs@... (Terri Scaggs)

How can I get a copy of this Matrikel 1808-1875?
My great, great, great grandfather was in Burghaslach Germany
and changed his Samuel Issak name to Samuel Hellmuth.
He was born in 1785 and died on May 26, 1858 in Burghaslach.

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