Genealogy Projects tagged with Rhineland on the Geni Family Tree

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  • The Palatine Families Project

    THE PALATINES Prior to 1871, what is now Germany consisted of a number of separate states such as Wurttemberg , Prussia , Bavaria , etc., whose boundaries changed frequently as a result of war and other causes. The Palantinate was one of these states, and was located along the Rhine, roughly corresponding to the modern German state of Rhineland-Pfalz . About this project The Palatinate ...

  • Jewish Community of Metz, France

    Early Conditions. German fortified city in Lorraine; in 1900 it had a population of 58,462, including 1,451 Jews. According to ancient chronicles, Jews had settled in Metz in the year 221; they enjoyed municipal freedom, and lived on very good terms with the Christians. It is stated also that when St. Eucaire, Bishop of Toul, had undertaken to convert the Jews, the emperor Julian, who was at Me...

  • Jewish Community of Worms, Germany

    Worms - Vermayza vies with Trier and Cologne for the title of Germany's oldest city. The Jewish presence there dates back at least as far back as the 10th century and it became one of the preeminent centers of Jewish learning in medieval Europe. It was also the site of two terrible pogroms -- in 1096 when Crusaders on their way to the Holy Land massacred some 800 Jews and again during the Bla...

  • Jewish Community of Speyer, Germany

    The history of the Jews in Speyer , Spire, Spira, Spires, reaches back over 1,000 years. In the Middle Ages the city of Speyer, Germany, was home to one of the most significant Jewish communities in the Holy Roman Empire. In 1096 Speyer was the very first town n which Jews suffered at the hands of the Cursaders. After many ups and downs throughout history the community was totally wiped out i...