to DJ Weber "...keeping
in mind a huge difference in time periods for Württemberg as for
Baden. If you are working Württemberg, you will have a much easier
German Empire came into existence on January 18, 1871.
- The South German
Federation date was July 26, 1866.
- The Grand Duchy was formed on August
13, 1806 (however some bits and pieces of Baden were not included into
the Grand Duchy until various times dating up to 1819).
1806, what do you have, Margravates, Dukedoms, Archbishoprics, Bishoprics,
Lordships, Lesser Imperial States and more, a patchwork of political
Pam stated, "There
was no Germany. It was a lot of independent countries such as Wuerttemberg,
Bavaria, Prussia, etc. Each area had their own rules and ways of
doing things. Also boundary changes make things more interesting.
I remember researching in the Palatinate (Pfalz, which was once part
of Bavaria) and all of a sudden found all the records in French (during
the French Revolution they had control over a great part of that
As a hint of the
various pieces of what we refer to a Baden, take a look at the map.
The Key to the map offers numerous politicl land holders in the overall
Baden area. The map also identifies the year in which each piece
of land joined the Margravte/Country of Baden.
URLs from the Tag
Lines of the messages on the B-W List and a meta-search on-line for
History of Baden should give you some background of when what was
what in the Baden. If you are working Baden, a quick (and far from
complete) list of sites for History of Baden may be:
For locations in Germany, past and present, are the following descriptions
accruate as well as the level of importance:
Detail (Address, if known
Villiage / Town / City / Area
Oberamt (Simliar to a township in the US)
Kreis (Similar to a county in the US)
State / Duchy / Kingdom
Country / Empire / Nation
Fred H Held recommends to
check the Baden or Würtemberg lists of ortsippenbuchen at: