"I am new to the group. My Jewish heritage includes NELSON ancestors who came from Emmendingen in Baden, Germany. NELSON does not sound like a very Jewish (or German) name, but this is the surname they took when Jewish families were required to adopt…"
"I have just joined the group. I am researching two German families. The NELSON family were German Jews from Emmendingen in Baden. They took the name NELSON when Jewish communities in that region were required to adopt common surnames. The WILSNACK…"