Sources for Genealogical Research in the Kahlgrund

State-Related Sources

Sources of the secular authorities, i.e. the feudal and jurisdictional lords, are mainly kept in Würzburg State Archives. Especially the Holdings "Mainz government papers" ("Mainzer Regierungsakten") are to be mentioned for the areas that belonged to the Electorate of Mainz prior to 1803.

   Staatsarchiv Würzburg
   Residenz-Nordflügel
   97070 Würzburg
   Germany
   Phone +49-931-355290, Fax +49-931-3552970
   Opening Hours: Mo-We 8.00-16.00, Th 8.00-20.00, Fr 8.00-13.30
   Web: http://www.gda.bayern.de/wzb00.htm
   Web page of other State Archives
   Addresses of German Archives

For the C I T Y of Alzenau only:
  Stadtarchiv Alzenau
  Hanauer Str. 1
  63755 Alzenau
   Germany
  Phone +49-6023-502-160, Fax: +49-6023-30497
  Web: http://www.alzenau.de

Church-Related Sources

The parish records are kept in Würzburg Diocesan Archives.
   Diözesanarchiv Würzburg, Matrikelabteilung
   Domerschulstr. 2
   97067 Würzburg
   Germany
   Phone +49-931-386 576
   Opening Hours: Mo - We 8.30 - 12.00 and 13.30 - 17.00
   Appointment well in advance is absolutely necessary!

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Holdings (parishes) kept in Würzburg Diocesan Archives

Alzenau * oo + 1666- (Alzenau itself 1690-)
    incl. Hembsbach Kälberau, Michelau, Wasserlos
Ernstkirchen * oo 1665- + 1666-
    incl. Schöllkrippen, Schneppenbach, Waag, Vormwald, Sonderkahl/Sommerkahl
Geiselbach * oo + 1698-
    incl. Omersbach, Hofstädten and Fronbügel
Hörstein *1640- oo + 1661-
    (Kahl and Welzheim * oo + 1661-)
Kahl * oo + 1800-
Krombach *1669-1688; 1715- oo + 1677-1688, 1715-
Mömbris incl. Schimborn and Gunzenbach * + 1701- (not complete), * oo + 1730-
Wiesen * 1639 oo + 1661-

General Information Relating to the Bavarian and Franconian Genealogy:

Bayerischer Landesverein für Familienkunde e.V. (BLF)
Gesellschaft für Familienforschung in Franken e.V. (GFF)
genealogy.net
Bavarian Genealogy Helper by Wilhelm Kemendics
Bavaria Germany GenWeb Homepage Bavaria FAQ's

Mailing Lists and Genealogic Message Boards

Catholic Areas of Franconia
Franconia in General
Bavarian Mailing Lists: 1 2      Bavarian Genealogical Message Boards: 1 2
There are further Mailing Lists of Genealogical Societies that are only open to their members.

Genealogical Databases

German: FOKO    GEDBAS
American: ROOTSWEB / ANCESTRY   GENEALOGY.COM   GENEANET   "LDS"

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