Jewish families of Northern Germany Database
by Egmar Ruppert
(Lower Saxony, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Hamburg, Bremen, Hessen)
For inquiries about any listed persons, contact the site's author,
Egmar Ruppert at firstname.lastname@example.org
The data provided here reflects the genealogical research done by
Egmar Ruppert over a period of years. The detailed source data and
interconnections found and placed into TREES, REPORTS and books on these
families are the property of Egmar Ruppert.
I have known Ruppert since 1993, via mail and a visit to him.
We have exchanged data, mostly coming from his end. I believe him to
be an extremely competent, thorough and careful genealogist, who does almost
excessive data collection by examining archival data that most professionals
would not spend time with.
Genealogy began for him as a hobby, curiosity about the antecedents of
one engineer in his area. This curiosity developed into a wide ranging
avocation or consuming interest. His database currently includes over
20,000 names from over 2,900 families, all in the Lower Saxony, Rhine-Westphalia,
Hesse and Hamburg region. Expansion of the original family groups occurred
entirely via searching for their ancestors, descendants, spouses and parents
of all of these. Thus, almost all of his names are related by blood or
marriage in a manner of speaking. Almost all are descended from Jewish
Ruppert is a former teacher on disability retirement, who studied
"History of the Middle Ages". He recently married and has one
small daughter. He is not Jewish. What had been an avocation has
turned into a vocation almost. I have long attempted to aid him in this
hobby and help him recover some of his enormous expenses which he incurred over
the past years, and is still incurring in assisting people. I have
recommended a number of friends, relatives and others to utilize his
services as a very thorough, gifted amateur genealogist.
The LIST of (Names, Location, Period, Pages of Data) which I have
mentioned on the JewishGen Discussion Group and other places, is herewith
made available to users of JewishGen via this database.
Any costs for detail Family Group Sheets, Trees, source data, reports
(Brother's Keeper Ver. 5.2) and other compilations are available from Egmar
Ruppert at a cost to negotiated with him directly, depending on the volume of
information. Ruppert speaks, reads and writes and very good English,
as well as Spanish, and German of course.
There are two lists:
- The ALPHABETICAL LIST with 2,921 Family Names covering a
total of 21,967 persons, with frequency of mention of M/F and Total.
(If a name is mentioned less than 10-15 times, it is difficult to
determine a family structure.)
- The "Families Documented, Summary", "Family Name -
Place of Residence - Known Place of Origin - Period - Pages of
Data", in alphabetical order. 1,200 entries.