Before 1736 Gries (spelled Grieß in the earliest church registers, apparently until the mid-18th century), in Amt Brumath, was in the territory of Hanau-Lichtenberg. When that line was extinguished in 1736 it was transferred to Hesse Darmstadt (Landgrave). The rights of all nobility over Gries were abolished effective 11 Aug 1789 by France. This was confirmed by the Peace of Lunéville on 9 February 1801. From 1871 to 1919 Gries was in the German Reich (Gries, Straßburg, Unter=Elsaß, Deutsches Reich).
Kaminské, Jean-Paul. GRIES: Fiches familiales (1627-1792); KURTZENHOUSE: Table des Mariages (1627-1792); WEITBRUCH: Fiches familiales (1627-1792). Strasbourg: Le Cercle Généalogique d’Alsace, 2008.
Schaeffer, Jean-Paul. GRIES: Registres paroissiaux protestants Naissances, baptêmes (1572-1799) Mariages (1572-1792) Strasbourg: Le Cercle Généalogique d’Alsace, 2003.
Les Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin is located at (sont situées au):
6 rue Philippe Dollinger 67100 Strasbourg
The new site can be accessed at this web address that has a search engine: Bas-Rhin Archives
- CHURCH RECORDS
Church records may be accessed through this portal at the Bas-Rhin Archives.
- CIVIL REGISTERS
Civil records may be accessed through this portal at the Bas-Rhin Archives.
- CENSUS RECORDS
Census records may be accessed at the following portal at the Bas-Rhin Archives.
- 1819 population 662
- 1836 population 1296
- 1841 population 1291
- HANAU-LICHTENBERG RECORDS
The Hanau-Lichtenberg family were rulers of Gries. Their records are found in series C, G and E at the archives. Sub-series 17 J and 50 J may also be of interest. The actual records are not on-line and are only available at the archives.
Gries (Town website)