Before 1736 Weitbruch (in the Amt Brumath) was in the territory of Hanau-Lichtenberg. When that line was extinguished in 1736 it was transferred to Hesse-Darmstadt. The rights of all nobility over Weitbruch were abolished by France effective 11 Aug 1789. This was confirmed by the Peace of Lunéville on 9 February 1801.
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.
The Protestant church registers for Weitbruch start in the 1730s, however earlier Protestant church records for Weitbruch were recorded in the Gries Protestant church registers.
- 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 1137
- 1836 population 1396
- 1841 population 1420
- HANAU-LICHTENBERG RECORDS
The Hanau-Lichtenberg family were rulers of Weitbruch. 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.