FMG member Regina Hoffmann established this project to document the lesser nobility or landed gentry of specified locations in southern Germany. She has documented the medieval families of four villages in Baden-Württemberg, namely Schechingen, Böbingen, Adelmannsfelden and Westerstetten. Also, in western Bavaria, she has documented the Woellwarth family from the area known as the "Ries", north-west of the river Danube.

Following an introductory text, family tree charts provide links to the specific data sheets for individuals in the families, including source citations from the relevant German archives. The study is currently in abeyance and the results are maintained for the present as a static online resource.  Anyone interested in pursuing the research is welcome to get in touch with FMG.

Link here for a Wikipedia article on German nobility and the related naming conventions.

Link to Google maps showing the Baden-Württemberg villages, Schechingen in centre, Böbingen to the south, and Adelmannsfelden to the north-east. Westerstetten is further south.

Link to Google maps for the Nördlinger Ries district of Bavaria, to the east of the Baden-Württemberg villages. River Danube (Donau) at bottom right.

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