Re: more information needed Re: Hessen Jews prior 1700 #germany

Corinna Woehrl


you won't be just able to see families. If you know the region or even better a specific town, a good start is searching the documents of Jewish communities in Hessen via the following link of the Hesse State Archives, quite a few documents are accessible online:

Another helpful source is the compilation of name-adoption-lists which can be accessed via

And throughout Germany research via FamilySearch is a good start. Jewish birth-marriage-death-records are often to be found with the search-term "Matrikel" combined with the name of the city or village. But you will mostly need to be able to read German Script (at least basics) and persistence to be succesful.

Good luck, Corinna

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