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Hanau is a city founded in 1303.  Jewelry production began as early as the 1500's in Hanau with an influx of Protestant refugees from the Netherlands.  Goldsmithing is a trade still learned and practiced in Hanau.  The population is approximately 89,000.  The website for Hanau is www.hanau.de

Lutheran Churchbooks from this area can be viewed at the archives in Hanau.  The website is located at this link: http://www.kirchenkreisamt-hanau.de/ansprechpartner.php .

If you are planning a trip to this archive, you will want to contact them in advance of your trip.  There is only one microfiche reader available.  The staff is helpful and you can make copies of items from the microfiche for a nominal fee.