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Planning a trip to Speyer, maybe Wiesbaden Archives

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We are planning a trip back to Germany late in 2018.  Hoping to get some peaceful time in the Fatherland and ancestral home, but also considering a hunt for some administrative records from the archives.

 

Anyone aware of someone that might be willing to look for some records in those locations, maybe we can pull together some funding for such an effort?  It might require a look into Koblenz or Darmstadt as well though.  The records I am looking for are from the Hachenburg region that primarily begins there but also spans villages north, west, and some even a little south of Hachenburg,  There may be some additional records in the Neu Wied area, as I am surmising that an affiliation may have been recorded there due to their departure location, the Rhine river, and a possible relation to the Moravians that seem to have had a presence in that area. Time period in question is pre 1775.  Would want to get copies of court, emigration, or other administrative documents.

Same thing as above for the region of Rohrbach and Dillingen Germany.  I think these records would be in Speyer if there are any.

 

 

 

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