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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Letter to my father from German in field hospital in Schwedzinger near Rhein 1945

At the end of the ww2 my father an American Medic was shot and captured and taken to the field hospital in Schwedzinger near Rhein Germany. He had been on patrol with 270 men and they were all killed ...
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Where is Brunfelt, Germany?

I've run into two marriage records from the 1650s, from Mihla, Germany, describing someone as being from "Brunfelt". It could perhaps also be read "Branhalt". However, I cannot ...
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Understanding why same couple seemingly married twice within year

I've found the record of the marriage of my 8x great-grandparents. However, I've actually found two different records that both appear to document their marriage, on two different dates. Hans ...
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What name might "B." indicate in 16th or 17th century Germany?

I've run across the abbreviated name "B." in the oldest church books I am working with. I don't think I've seen it used after around the middle of the 17th century, but I've seen it in ...
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Would occupation be appropriate for the NSFX field for older German listings?

The NSFX field, aka the Name Suffix field, is listed in the GEDCOM 5.5 standard as: NAME_PIECE_SUFFIX: = {Size=1:30} [ <NAME_PIECE> | <NAME_PIECE_SUFFIX>, <NAME_PIECE> ] Non-indexing ...
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What day of the German church year would be "Festo Pascha II"?

I'm trying to figure out the proclamation dates for a marriage that took place on April 19 of 1836. The dates are given using the church dates, which seems to have been normal practice for around 50 ...
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Reading Johann Wilhelm's surname and father's profession

I'm trying to parse this text: As near as I can read it, Johann Wilhelm's last name was Graun? And his father, Johann Georg Graun[?] was a "Bürger und Schwein[dnenifter?]" - citizen and ...
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Reading Johann Georg Burkhardt's profession

I cannot parse the last word of this line about Johann Georg Burkhardt. Can anyone help with his profession?
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Where might records from Wickershausen be found?

I have found a hint that at least one cousin many times removed lived in Wickershausen at some point in the 1780s. As best as I can tell, it looks like Wickershausen was some sort of large estate ...
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Reading name of father on German baptism record for Maria Magdalena Burkhardt Langenheld

The excerpt here is from the baptism record of Maria Magdalena Burkhardt Langenheld, an illegitimate birth in 1779. It transcribes as "(...)inn Langenheldin, durch [?] er zeugtes Töchterlein, ...
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Records of German ancestor born c.1773 from Bolesławiec (Bunzlau)

My 5th great-grandfather immigrated to Russia in 1803 under the name Karl Ivanovich Jungfer. We have a good deal of records of his time in Russia, but nothing of his time before entering the country. ...
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Seeking World War 1 Military Records of German ancestor [duplicate]

Where can I find any information on my father Hubert Walgenbach? He served in the German War, WW1, and was a cook on the Gerheimrat Sartori ship. I know that the ship docked in Detroit and he ...
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Which of these German birth records is correct?

I believe that this is the correct marriage record for 12 & 13. A family story says that 6 & 7 in my pedigree chart were first cousins. 13 & 14 are brother and sister. I found 2 possible ...
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Seeking German Naval records for Reinhard Flohr [duplicate]

Reinhard Flohrwas born in Borkum, Germany in 1901 and served on a German sub tender, until being interred in Sweden, and then escaped to return to Germany.
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Finding Shrader birth records

jadepx did an awesome job confirming that all my Shraders are from the same family. German Ancestor - Schroeder (Shrader) Connecting Families Can someone help find the birth records of the parents? ...
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German Ancestor - Schroeder (Shrader) Connecting Families

I inherited the German records of my family tree from a distant relative 20 years ago (no sources, just a descendant list). It has special meaning to me because it got me started in Genealogy. ...
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Multiple German Given Names

I believe that these are the birth records of my GGGrandmother and her sister. In the USA, they were known as Sophia (1st pict) and Mary (2nd pict). Their parents were known as Christ and Sophia. The ...
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Translating profession from two records written in Kurrentshrift

I'm struggling to identify these characters in two records for the same person, recorded one year apart. The documents are from around 1900 and written in Kurrent, and I've tried using both a Kurrent ...
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Searching for WW1 records of Adolf Totschek or Totscheck [duplicate]

I am searching for my Great Grandfather’s WW1 records. His name is Adolf Totscheck or Totschek and he lived in Görlitz, Germany.
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how to find out about german prisoners of war after they returned to Germany

I am trying to find out more about a group of German prisoners of war who worked on my grandparents farm in the north of England in the late 1940s. I have letters which they sent from Germany in the ...
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Is M.-Gladbach an abbreviation for Mönchengladbach in the Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg?

The entry for Peter Rill in the Verlustlisten 1. Weltkrieg, p. 26217, lists M.-Gladbach as the location. Is this an abbreviation for Mönchengladbach, Germany? Peter Rill was lightly wounded. I assume ...
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Marriage "in der Bethstund"?

I'm trying to understand the last bit of this entry: Item. Nicolaus Burchardt, und Jungfer Elisabetha Braunschweigs          Copuliert am 26. November. Er: M. in der Bethstund zusammen gegeben. I ...
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Can anything be assumed from the use of "Jungfrau" in an old German marriage record?

For the Braunschweig family, I have been able to find record of and to connect every person in the Creuzburg, Germany area of the 1600s. There were two Elisabetha Braunschweigs alive and unmarried in ...
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looking for my grandfather Jacob Oppenheim - WW1 german soldier - grave [duplicate]

Jacob Oppenheim born 29/06/1880 in Nentershausen - Hessen - germany. Belonged to Reserve Infantry Regiment No. 83 Took part in the first battle of Ieper (or Yipers) Falled in 06/11/1914. I'm looking ...
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What is the meaning of this symbol in a German churchbook?

This is from a church book from the Thuringia region. The priests often marked deaths with a cross symbol, and in more recent years, also a reference to the entry for that death. However, I notice ...
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Translating German Jewish birth record in Hebrew

Can somebody translate the two lines in Hebrew of this birth record for a German Jew from 1832 in Dessau? The German part is translated (s. below), what is missing is the line in Hebrew in the first ...
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Locating Reihngnahting/Reihmahting in Germany

I'm hoping someone can help me read a place name. I found the attached on Ancestry in Baltimore, Passenger Lists, 1820-1964: Name Georg Muggenthaler Birthdate 1826 Age 32 Arrival Date Jul 1858 Port of ...
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Who did Emerich Braunschweig marry?

This is the church book entry for my 11ggf Emerich Braunschweig's marriage, in 1593. It is in German. Unfortunately, I can't make out anything legible here other than his name. I'm hoping that ...
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I'm looking for birth or baptismal record Westensee, Germany

My great grandfather, Ludwig August Adolph Ehlers, 1854–1942 BIRTH 19 SEP 1854 • Westensee, Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Arrived in USA in 1894 in New York. Sailed out of ...
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Seeking grandfather's German military records from World War I [duplicate]

My grandfather, Ernst Oscar Link, was in the German military during WW1. He emigrated to the US in 1924 or 1925. He died in 1943. I am looking for his military records where he served what his title ...
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Transcribing and making sense of baptism record written in Kurrent

This baptism record is from Creuzburg, in 1758. The bits in brackets are the bits I'm having trouble with. 20.† Anna Maria, [Vyl] Nicolaus Beckens, Ackermanns      zu [Elmau] töchterlein ist den 11. ...
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Waffen SS member Rudolf Neumann [duplicate]

I'm looking for information on my Uncle, Rudolf Neumann who served with the Waffen SS. He was killed on March 06 1942 in Russia
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Jewish records in Germany, late 1700 to early 1800

I've been able to trace my ancestry several generations but seemed to have reached a wall. Here's the [long] story behind my question below: Between records and family lore, I understand my 3rd great-...
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Working on pre-16th century German genealogy

I was researching my family on Ancestry, and I seem to have discovered that I can trace my mother's father's line all the way from present-day to about 11th C. The earliest name I can find is Moshe ...
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Finding details when German killed in action during World War 2 [duplicate]

Thaddeous Zak(Zack) 10. Komp fliger Aushbiloting(?) Regiment 72 Feld post Number 47671 10 Komp Jager Regiment 22 (Luftwaffe) '' OPERATION WALDTEUFEL''. From the 6th to 23rd March 1945, the 11th ...
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Trying to find birth certificate or any birth records for Heinz Gunther Curdt (German ancestry)

I have been extensively researching my family ancestry. My grandfather is German and moved to England at age 7 around 1950-1952. I am trying to find out anything about my great grandfather, Heinz ...
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Finding WW2 records of a Luftwaffe pilot named Adolf Schwartz [duplicate]

I’m trying to find records on my grandfather, his name was Adolf Schwartz and he was a Luftwaffe pilot in world war 2. I only have a picture of him. Does anyone know where I could find his records? He ...
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Finding German soldier records/lists [closed]

I'm trying to find out if any of my German ancestors, served in the German military. Is there any online site that holds listings of the names of soldiers and the year(s) of service?
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Identifying when and where photo of man wearing German Waffenrock uniform might have been taken?

I recently was given this photo by a cousin who was wondering if I knew who this person was. I figured the first thing I need to figure out is about when and where this photo was taken. From the ...
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My family migrated from Lübeck to Guatemala

My great grandfather migrated from Lübeck to Guatemala in the late 1880's. I am trying to find certified records of his family left behind in Germany. I tried writing to the city hall but I haven't ...
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Information and photos of WW2 RAF aircraft and crew?

I'm currently researching my uncle's WW2 RAF service and I'm looking for any additional information regarding his Wellington bomber being shot down. The incident happened on June 9 1941. His plane was ...
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Where are US WW2 "War Bride" Marriage Records Located?

My grandparents were married in Regensburg, Germany. My grandfather was a part of the 250th Station Hospital and he married a German woman who was admitted to the US under PL 271 AKA "The War ...
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Identifying parents of Frederick Victor Sturm b.1756 Magdeburg

I am trying to find out who the parents of Frederick Victor Sturm were. He was born in Magdeburg Ackan in 1756 and then left Germany and served in the British army for 23 years from 1774-1797. He ...
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Military Records of Rudi Traute German Army Eastern Front WWII

I am looking for any information on Rudi Traute. He was killed on the Eastern Front 16 April 1945. I have attached a map showing were he was and what happened to him during WWII.
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Is there an online site where all Prussian and German Census can be found?

Like a bad beginner I had come across one census taken of the town called Angloh Germany in the Kirchham area in Passau region I believe. Anyway I long lost that link. I was hoping to see what family ...
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Chasing information about Marie Zierke

I am after information about her family details, any other chidren born to her, better a picture of Marie Luise Zierke (dob 27/07/1889.) She married Willi Max Karl Babbel (dob 26/01/1891) on 22/05/...
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Finding children of Gustav Steinhauer (1870-1930)

I am trying to find out if Gustav Steinhauer, lived 1870 to 1930 had children and if so where were they born and when. I am trying to find out if I am related to Gustav Steinhauer
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Translating 1914 Postcard in German sent from USA to Germany

Is anyone able to translate this 1914 postcard my grandfather sent to his sister in 1914?
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Finding grave of ancestor who died 1945 in Luckau, Brandenburg, Germany

I am looking for information on my great grandfather Friedrich Günther born July 15 1880, Sankt Johann,Saarbrücken, and Died 1945 in Luckau, Brandenburg. I don't know if he was in the Military but ...
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Locating burial in Veles ein stadt am agaisczea Meer

My grandfathers name was Adam Fischler died 2.8.1944. According to the letter that I have he was buried in Veles ein stadt am agaisczea Meer. I cannot find that on a map. He was born in Stari ...

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