German ancestors

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  1. Sis

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    Does anybody know any good German genealogy websites please?
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Have a look at the suggestions on Family Search. They look rather helpful. :)

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    https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Genealogy
     
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    Thank you Jan.
     
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    Or here
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    http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/germany/
     
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    legacytree.com/blog/3-essential-websites-german-ancestors

    Good advice when doing German Research
     
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    If you are on FB there is a good group on there. Prussian Genealogy.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Hubby’s great grandfather was said to be German and that he ran away from his aunts place when he was 10 and went to sea. His parents had apparently died but finding him is near to impossible. He gives his place of birth but darned if anyone can find it where he says it is. We gave up. An extremely common name doesn’t help either.
     
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    Hi all....hanging in here. This lockdown will drive me bonkers!!

    Familysearch was great for "mein Swackhamers".......lol. All the way back to the 1500's but the family was well known and eventually landed in the US, then some of them came up here to the Niagara area and my great-grandfather Jacob was with General Brock when he was killed in the War of 1812. Others had done a lot of the research to get their UEL designation I guess and it kind of fell into my lap. But I had no idea about any of this.
     
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    It seems that German genealogy is very hard to do. I know where he came from, but only from a census. I have found his wife's death in Germany, but that was only because she was English born. The dreaded trees on Ancestry say he is as a Count, but as usual no sources! They seem to have just copied each other. He's not a close ancestor, I just thought it would make a change to do German research. Very close to giving up too.
     
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    Aha.....the dreaded 'Cherman' Count, eh? :D:D Got a few of those. I took German in high school but I do far better in French than German. Especially now that our Prime Minister (who is totally bilingual of course) does a report in both languages every day. He speaks beautiful Parisienne French, not the patois, and I get a kick out of remembering 'some' of it.

    All of my Swackhamer ancestors were translated into English by several women on Family Search, so that was great. I wish you luck.
     
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    We have our fellows place of birth from his naturalisation papers but it’s not in Germany nor Prussia but there is a little place with the same name in Austria. So we really have no idea. Unless because he ran away he didn’t want to be found which makes sense.
     
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    Wasn’t the German count on Sesame Street? Or was it the Muppets?
     
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    I know right! They are probably going by the surname alone:rolleyes::D
     
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    Google says Sesame Street. Yes I googled it and yes I'm a bit bored today.o_O:rolleyes::D
     

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