When I met Albert Phiebig, the original Jewish Genealogical researcher
(Berlin-1930's) he told me that
if I were searching for my family out of Altenlotheim, I would have
to get a copy of Paul Arnsberg's two
volume book, Die Juedischen Gemeinden in Hessen, which I did.
Subsequently, I found that my mother's great grandfather was
Mannes/Manus Katzenstein. Under the community
of Frankenau, the book states that Manus Katzensteiin was born in
Ungedanken in 1788. There is no comparable
listing under Ungedanken. Each volume has a separate surname index.
The small community of Ungedanken was merged into the larger city of
Fritzlar. Both of these places have internet
sites. I have posted messages on both sites several times asking if
there were any 1788 records where Manus birth
record might be shown and/or the Archiv (Archive) where it might be
listed. There has been no response.
Can anyone here direct me to the internet address of an archive which
might have such information?
Thank you very much in advance.
Joe Fibel, New Rochelle, NY email@example.com
P.S.: Gersig readers have been extremely helpful in the past.