I've hit a roadblock, as mentioned here. I've found German church records from the middle eighteenth century (1760's) that contain info. The location is around Marbach am Nectar (also spelled "Neckar"), Württemberg. However, I can find no older records. For this time period and place, are there any possible alternative sources of information that I should be aware of?


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A query on Family Search https://familysearch.org for {Birthplace Marbach am Neckar From 1600 To 1700} appears to generate more than one million results drawn from a record set called Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898.

If you add a known surname to the query, you should quickly be able to identify whether this may be useful to you.


Archion has lutheran records from Marbach and surrounding parishes that sometimes date back until the 17th century.

See Landeskirchliches Archiv → Dekanat Marbach. All the entries in green are available online.

Ancestry has also the collection Württemberg, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500–1985.

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