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From: "Tony" <>
Subject: Re: [Ortenau] Ortenau data about before church book era
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 21:22:54 -0400
Kurt and/or Wendelin,
Reading with interest your conversation on finding family information
from towns records before there were church records available.
These special contract books? Are they available for other towns?
Is there a list of towns that would have contract books available?
These contract and protocols books that you speak of perhaps contain
information of land grants (fief) ? What other information would they
Where would one find the information if contract books existed for other
Perhaps like Oberkirch or surrounding towns. Perhaps I am way off here but
I have never heard of these contract and protocols books that you are
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kurt Erlemann" <>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 8:23 AM
Subject: AW: [Ortenau] Ortenau data about before church book era
> Hello Wendelin,
>> which town do you want to research?
>> I think the best chances to find any information are in the protocols
>> and contracts of Gengenbach (cloister and town) and Zell am
>> For only few other towns are special contract books available before
>> parish records starts (like Zunsweier 1709) so you must research
>> documents of cloisters and dominations.
>> If your ancestor received a fief (Lehen) of the cloister Gengenbach
>> he should mentioned in the cloister protocols which start in 1580.
>> Contract and protocol books have sometimes an index but if not it
>> hours to research such sources.
>> If you know the domination (Geroldseck, Fürstenberg...) to which the
>> town belonged then you can maybe other available sources.
> The towns I am mostly interested in are Gengenbach, Nordrach, Zell,
> Biberach and Haslach. Are there any online files or do I have to go to
> public archives like Freiburg or Karlsruhe?
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