Re: more information needed Re: Hessen Jews prior 1700 #germany
As Corinna said, it is very difficult to find sources before
1700, even for German fmilies.
In addition, the Hessian region before 1800 is a patchwork
of many individual independent territories. For the time
before 1700 it must be determined who had which rights in
the individual places. Only then there is a chance to find
an archive where documents may be found. Then the search
starts, where this archive has remained and whether it
survived the Second World War unscathed.
In Hesse there is an institution called "Kommission für die
Geschichte der Juden in Hessen", which researches the
history and has issued some publications:
Ernst-Peter Winter, Münster (Hessen)