Re: Advanced question on family name adoption lists in Baden #germany #records

David Seldner

Yes, the original source is in the Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe. It is all based on the "Judenedikt" of Grossherzig Carl Friedrich, dated Jan 13, 1809 in which he requested that all Jews in Baden have to adopt a "vererbbarer Zuname". I took a look at the collection when I was at LBI in New York many years ago. As mentioned, the original tables with "old name", "new name" is in the Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe. I only checked the list for Hainstadt in Baden which was written in Wallduern and is contained in the list of the "Landvogtei Mosbach". GLA Abt. (department) 313, Nr. 1262 - but I guess that this number is not valid for the whole collection. It was more than 20 years ago that I was in those archives. Unfortunately, no family members were listed.
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany

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