German SIG #Germany [Possibly Jewish records found in] Baden Lutheran Kirchenbuecher? #germany


Hanna Grossman <hannakg@...>
 

I am entering my KIRCHHEIMER family >from Baden into an Ancestry
public tree.

In the process I find that Ancestry has vital records on many of these
19th C ancestors for which Ancestry says the source is :

Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1783-1875.

[database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: Landesarchiv Baden Wuerttemberg, Deutschland.
Lutherische Kirchenbuecher, 1783-1875.

In 20 years of researching this family I have not previously seen this
source and I have found no way to access it.
They have no images >from which I could determine what it was actually
called in German and their description of the contents of this source
is: "This collection consists of Lutheran church records from
numerous Protestant communities in Baden, today part of the German state
of Baden-Wuerttemberg"

Many of the facts which they source in this way agree with ones that I
found on several LDS films representing Berwangen Matrikel but others
are new to me.

I am reluctant to fill my public tree with a suggestion that all my
ancestors converted.

Does anyone have any knowledge of this source and why Jews would be
listed in it? Or any suggestions for dealing with this issue?

Hanna Grossman, Arlington, Virginia hannakg@verizon.net

MODERATOR NOTE: I think that the answer to this question about Jewish
vital records found in German church archives would be of interest to
many GerSIG readers.

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