You might want to visit the web site of the
Landesarchiv Baden-Wuerttemberg (Bade-Wuerttemberg
State Archive), Archiv zur Auswanderung aus
Suedwestdeutschland (Archive for Emigration from South
West Germany). Their web site is
<www.auswanderer.lad-bw.de>, and if you click on the
right hand side there is a button for an English
translation of the site.
Hope this helps.
Ron in Geordieland
> Thanks for the info Ron--I have never looked into
> the history of the
> area much yet, but think it would be interesting. I
> did not realize
> that about the records possibly being kept in
> French. I was looking at
> some info from that time period (1770's) so that
> might be why it was
> in French. So far the only records from the Germany
> area I have looked
> at are a couple of microfilms borrowed through the
> local LDS church
> library-military records and some marriage and
> records. I did get onto the church website
> again to search and see that there is some info from
> a film that I
> don't believe I had looked at before (info below).
> Maria/Mary is my
> own ancestor and these others are her siblings.
> Family history also
> mentions a baby born on the way to the USA, but no
> child of that age
> exists later so it must have died. These siblings
> below are all listed
> as born Katzenbach but baptised--Rockenhausen,
> Pfalz, Bayern.
> Kirchenbuch, 1620-1910 Evangelisch-Reformierte
> Kirche Rockenhausen
> (BA. Rockenhausen)
> Elisabetha Klarmann - Gender: Female Birth: 09 JAN
> 1857 Katzenbach
> Jacob Klarmann -Male Birth: 02 JUL 1858 Katzenbach
> Maria Klarmann -Gender: Female Birth: 14 MAY 1855
> I have not really worked on this family in the
> Germany area for many
> years, but recently talked with a co-worker who's
> wife was going to
> visit her family in Mannheim and another co-worker
> who had lived in
> Wiesbaden and as I listened to them talking about
> the areas around
> there my interest about my own ancestors grew again.
> Lack of time
> keeps me from delving into it to much right now, but
> I might take you
> up on your very kind offer to help put me in touch
> with some of the
> groups there in the near future.
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