Archival Sources in the Landesarchiv
The state archives offer numerous records for genealogical research, particularly for the time before 1806. These records were created in connection with administrative work of governmental boards and their predecessor institutions in the southwest of Germany. The records, however, are very rarely arranged in alphabetical order of personal names.
These records (period of the "Old Empire" before 1806) can only be found if the researcher knows the time and place when and where his ancestor lived. Given the place of origin, the finding aids can be consulted. The user can read the respective holdings in the reading rooms of the archives. In some cases it is possible to retrace ancestors probably till the Middle Ages.
Further archival sources for emigration from Württemberg und Hohenzollern
In the Oberamt holdings of the State Archives in Ludwigsburg and in Sigmaringen, which could not be examined systematically by Glatzle, there is a lot of information about single emigrants. It is, however, necessary to know the name of the Oberamt from where your ancestor emigrated.
Further archival sources for emigration from Baden
Here, too, files are stored which have not yet been examined systematically.
The archivists of the Land Baden-Württemberg will support you whereever they can. But the shortage of staff does not allow them to search personally for you in the relevant records. But they will introduce you to professional genealogists, who will do the work for you at a charge.
Supplementary informations on sources and literature: