Questions tagged [hesse]

For questions about ancestors and records in the German state of Hesse (Hessen), including questions pertaining to the period before the formation of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Understanding baptism entry in 1718 from Rockensüß

I'm trying to understand this baptism entry: I have transcribed it to read: d. 28. ejusd. h. mat. 1. Joh. Märtin Christoph. mit Cath. Schweitzer alh. in ein ehlichtes erz. Söhnl. n. Joh.n. Märtin ...
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Where was Treissa (Werra valley, lower Hesse area)

I'm looking at a marriage record from Wanfried, Germany, from 1746: Den 10t. Febr. wurden joh. Werner Laagis [?] witbr, Henrich Wilhelm Laagii sohn, und Maria Catharina, tochter Johannis Schweitzer, ...
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Establishing a link between birth and marriage records in an 18th German church register

I have been browsing a Lutheran church book for the town of Wetter, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Hesse in Germany that details 18th century birth and marriage records, and am trying to establish a link between ...
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Pre 1794 records for Rothenditmold, Kassel, Hessen, Germany?

I've been using Archion and have found a lot of records for my family there. But the archive stops at 1794. I've also use lagis-hessen though those records don't go as far back as Archion. Are there ...
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German coat of arms

I'm trying to find a good resource for researching German coat of arms. Specifically I've traced my family Zaun back to the 1700s in Rothenditmold, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Archion has been my ...
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Learning family background of Ferdinand Robert Milks who died after 1960 in Frankfurt?

Ferdinand Robert Milk. My grandfather died sometime in 1960 plus. He lived in Frankfurt and died there. I would like to know his family background.