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Questions tagged [germany]

For questions about ancestors and records in the country of Germany. This includes previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of the present-day or historic Germany.

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Searching for information on German held prisoner of war in England during WW2 [duplicate]

My husband has been searching for information on his father. Name: Gustav Hendrik Hamster b. 1907 in Estonia, d. 1987 in England. From family stories, he was in the German Navy and was captured. ...
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Finding German birth record for Heinz Gunther Edward Curdt) in early 20th Century?

I have been extensively researching my family ancestry. My grandfather is German and moved to England at age 7 around 1950-1952. I do not believe his father moved to England with him as he never knew ...
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Identifying Military Uniform from Franco Prussian War?

I am looking for information regarding my great-great grandfather Heinrich Rositzky and the military uniform he is wearing, and if a unit or even his rank could possibly be determined by it. ...
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Learning personal history of Asmus Nicolai Clausen?

I am researching the history of Asmus Nicolai Clausen, originally from Flensburg in Germany, born 2 June 1911. He was the commander of the U-182, which was sunk on 16 May 1943, when he died. His ...
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Finding German birth father who emigrated to Canada?

I was adopted in 1961. I think that my birth father was born in Germany and was around 19-20 years old when he emigrated to Canada and met my birth mother. They didn't marry and she later returned ...
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Family History Grandfather who served in 7th Panzer Division War Records [duplicate]

I am trying to locate my grandfather’s war records I have his service number his division & discharge papers. He was a POW in Algiers 1944. But I want more information about where he was posted ...
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Finding Irish children in Germany post-1917?

I had a granduncle who had children in the Rhineland after WWI. His name was Reilly. He was Irish, but in the American army at the time, post 1917. He gave the children to his wife's/girlfriend's ...
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Does the name “Geerkens” have a meaning in either old Dutch or German (possibly related to “gherkins”)?

The source of my interest is likely obvious. The name itself is much more common in Belgium than in Netherlands though my ancestry on that side is from Schiedam, outside Rotterdam. I include German as ...
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What is the meaning and origins of the family name, Majersdorf?

What is the meaning of my family name, Majersdorf. (Also spelled Maiersdorf, Meierdorf, Meyersdorf, Myersdorf.)
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What is the meaning of the German surname “Wiesch”?

What is the meaning of the German surname "Wiesch"? I actually want Wieschhaus, but the haus seems easy.
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Emil Fuchs military history from world war 1 [duplicate]

Looking for military information, photos, rank, awards, duty stations, battles etc for Emil Fuchs. Born 7/25/1892, Deggendorf Germany.
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Seeking WW1 German military records? [duplicate]

My father served in Germany in World War 1 but I have no details other than he was awarded the Iron Cross. Where is there a source of German military records?
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Translating WW1 German postcard?

I have an old WW1 postcard letter which was written by my Great Great Grandfather, i managed to come across this at my Grandfathers house. The writing is in German and i believe it may be old German ...
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Tracing surviving records of Friedrich Longerich from WW2? [duplicate]

Trying to trace any surviving relatives of Friedrich Longerich (born 02.06.1906) so that I can return a Service book with medical and training history. It was among my father's possessions when he ...
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Finding military records for Romanian pilots stationed in Juterbog during WWII?

I'm trying to find military records about my uncle, CHIS CONSTANTIN. As far as we know he was a romanian pilot within Luftwaffe, who graduated from flight school in Medias, Romania, and from 1942 was ...
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Finding WW1 military record of German ancestor?

I’m trying to find out information about my German Great Great Grandfather (the guy on the left on the photograph). His name was Karl Griesbach, Born on 2nd March 1877 and died on 17th October 1942. ...
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Finding birth/baptism records for Prussian ancestor born around 1840?

My GreatGrandfather listed in his US census that he was born in Prussia around 1840. I believe that I traced him to Lubeck. How can I find birth/baptism records for Lubeck/Travemunde for about that ...
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Decoding trophy cards of german soldiers (WWII)

Could anyone help with decoding the handwriting on two german photo cards from WWII?
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What happened to Gustav Adolf Neumann - part II?

In light of former questions asked on Genealogy Stackexchange like What happened to Gustav Adolf Neumann, 1859 immigrant to the US? and Finding clues for a missing immigrant in the 1870 Census?, I ...
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Finding recent death records in Germany?

I have two persons that died recently in Germany since 1994. I don't know the city but I have the full name and birthdates. Any suggestions?
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Where to find church records for Niedersachsen / Nordstemmen

I have a subscription to https://www.archion.de (a selection of german church records) but I cannot find records for the town of Barnten, which I would expect to find in an archive for Niedersachsen / ...
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Interpreting (yet another) 17th century German church record?

Very much on the same topic as an earlier question, Interpreting 17th century German church record?, I have found a lead for further research (quite obvious lead but my subscription on Archion had run ...
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Finding out about someone's military service in Germany? [duplicate]

How would I find out about someone's military service in Germany? A great-grandfather of my sister-in-law was born there in 1925.
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Identifying a German soldier born in 1925 [duplicate]

My father befriended a German soldier (who was born in 1925) in 1941 - and sent him a letter many years ago which I have just found. How can I learn about this individual and his history?
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Seeking baptism record for Jacob Reinhart born 1799 at Bietzen, Saarland, Deutschland?

I've recently started researching my family tree. It all started as a college assignment for my son. Currently, I am stuck on a relative, Jacob Reinhart, that was born in Germany in 1799. A birth town ...
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Identifying German soldier in WWII from single photo? [duplicate]

I found out that my grandfather was actually a German soldier in WWII who was in Austria in the year of 1945 but I only have a photograph and no other information. Is there any way I can search for ...
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Seeking parents of ancestor born 1838 in Saxony Province, Germany?

I am trying to find the parents of my Great Grandfather, Fredric William Pahnish, born 11 dec 1838 in Saxony Province, Germany. He died on 18 Aug 1890 in Bannack, Beaverhead, Montana, S
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Seeking Crew List for Prinz Oskar German Passenger Ship to Philadelphia, Pa circa 1914?

I am looking for information about the crew on the German Passenger Ship ****Prinz Oskar** which was detained (circa 1914) and confiscated by the US in Philadelphia,PA (1917) as a result of WWI. I ...
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Finding US marine ancestor without knowing birthdate?

I am trying to track down my US grandad / his family but keep hitting brick walls without his date of birth. I am English but my mum was born in Germany in 1949 to a German National mum and a US ...
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Seeking records of German relative in French Camp de Gur during World War II?

I was wondering whether anyone knew if there were records of prisoners interred at Camp de Gur in France during World War II. I know my great-grandfather was interred in France after fighting in the ...
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Researching German relative in WWI

I am trying to find out more about my German Great-grandfather who fought in (and survived) World War I. I have found a reference to his being badly injured on the 26th January 1917 in the German ...
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Interpreting 17th century German church record?

I'm an amateur genealogist and I have browsed through 17th and 18th century German church records in pursuit of my ancestry and I am now stuck. Background My sources come from: https://www.archion....
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Interpreting dates in German church registers from 18th century?

Working with 18th century church records, I found two confusing date entries that I have a hard time wrapping my head around: The records are from the Untertürkheimer Kirchenbuch (1694-1800), which ...
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Who were parents of Johann Gottlieb Drange (b.1850 or 1851)

Johann Gottlieb Drange birthplace is given variously as Darschäwitz, Possen or Posen(possibly misspelled Preußen?), Germany, July 1850. The 1900 US Census lists him as “Jno G. Drange” of Cullom ...
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Reading Latin date description in 18th century German church record?

This record of my x-gg's brother shows a wedding date recorded from the church calendar. What does this mean? (I read the header as "Fer. II Pascs." -- is that perchance Easter Monday?)
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Translating German/Latin in German marriage record from 1706?

Can anyone here help me decipher the salacious comments on this marriage record? I get the main points. On April 6, 1706, my x-great grandfather's brother Christoph (of Untertürkheim, Württemberg) ...
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Looking for information about Anna Oldag (*10 Oct 1866 in Warmbrunn)

According to her tombstone in the German Cemetery in Haifa, Israel, my great grandmother Anna Minna Martha Oldag (her maiden name) was born in Warmbrunn on 10 Oct 1866. I have tentatively identified ...
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Seeking list of former Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM) members?

Does any German archive have a list of former Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM) members? The birth date I have for Trude Schneider (or Gertrude Gertrud Schneider) would have made her 18 in 1940.
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Meaning of “hinterlassen” in old German marriage record

I found an early 17th century German marriage record in which the groom is marked as "hinterlassen" in reference to his father. Does that give me information about the father's date of death? In ...
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Interpreting 17th century German dates?

I am working on the biography of a distant relative, Anna Bertschinger. The hand-written notes I got handed down from my grandfather state: verm. 2. post trin. 1649 I understand that this refers ...
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Who was Sold Börnig in Germany?

I have a WW1 helmet with the name Sold. Börnig (2898) on it. I'd like to give it to a descendant. Is there an index of soldiers I could look in? I had misspelled the name Börnig, a critical error ...
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Locating origin of Macht Family from Bavaria;possibly Wunsiedel?

Family located from Germany to Norwich,CT area. Johann and Nicolas worked in a textile mill. Johann died in 1906 and his death certificate indicates parents names were Wolf and Barbara. Have been ...
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Identifying birth family of Heinrich Ernst Walter in Markendorf, Hannover, Germany?

Heinrich Ernst (or Ernst Heinrich) Walter was born March 15, 1867 in Markendorf, Hannover (now in Niedersachsen/Lower Saxony), Germany. He had sisters Lena, Clara, and Etta and brothers Fred and ...
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What to do with late mother's boxes of documents?

My late mother had an amateur interest in genealogy of our family. She gathered boxes of clippings and writings and photos, etc. She flew to Europe to visit sites and meet with descendents, etc. No ...
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Identifying and locating records for town in Westfalen?

My great grandfather was George Eichstedt born July 13, 1851 in Germany. I found out he had a lot of names so he was Gustav Adolph Emil Franz George Eichsteadt. His father was Ferdanaid Eichsteadt ...
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German marriage query for Anna Waltraude ENSFELDER born Hamelin

From family Stammbuch Anna Waltraude ENSFELDER was born in Hamelin/Hameln, Germany in 1912. She had a daughter Ursula. Can anyone tell me who she married?
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DNA test to prove/disprove blood relationship going back ten or twelve generations

On my mother's side I am related (in Southern Germany) to the B. family. My grandfather collected data back as far as my 10G-grandfather. I know nothing about his parents, although there is an old ...
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What coal mining towns in Austria were in common migration paths for Slovenians?

I have a marriage in Austria on January 10, 1898 between Jožefina Gregorčič most likely born in Veliki Cernik, Slovenia on February 24, 1874 and coal miner Alois Kovač born in Austria on June 30, 1872....
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Contacting family of Unteroffizier Wilhelm Braatz shot down in Battle of Britain?

Passed down to me is a service cap of a pilot of the Luftwaffe from WW2. During the battle of Britain in September 1940 an aircraft flew over east Sussex smoke pouring out behind. The service cap was ...
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Locating German World War One records when unit not known?

I see that this question has been asked and answered with a plethora of information as well as the notation that a lot of archives were destroyed in 1945. However, I thought it might be worth asking ...