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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 25 January 07 01:10 GMT (UK) »
regarding the anglicanisation of German names - can anyone suggest names for me to try.

I am looking (with not much success) for the name ASSERT. I have just seen the double s written as a letter like a B. Sorry don't know the correct name. So I was wondering just what it might have been changed to.

Any ideas?
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Gill
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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 25 January 07 09:00 GMT (UK) »

I am looking (with not much success) for the name ASSERT. I have just seen the double s written as a letter like a B. Sorry don't know the correct name. So I was wondering just what it might have been changed to.

you mean the "ß"? its called "eszet", (literally "s, z") because that is how it is sometimes written. Also known as "scharfes S" - sharp S, for some reason.

As for the name Asset, I would have thought it easy enough to pronounce as it is, whithout it having to be anglicized. Where about did they originate?

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 25 January 07 09:30 GMT (UK) »
According to his marriage certificate (1874), my Adolf Bernart Assert was from Oelse. He was a tailor. His father was Carl Assert, a bricklayer.

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #21 on: Friday 02 February 07 21:29 GMT (UK) »
Hello Bob and All.
I have been looking through the posts re tips. and found many interesting ones. Re: Umlauts, as I use umlauts quite often , I have now memorized the Ascci codes using the numeric pad with numlock on. it is very quick with practice.
Hold Alt and type the code ie  ß = alt+225. ü = alt129.  ö =148, Ö =153, Ü =ALT+154. Ä= ALT =142 Ä


I also have another computer dedicated to German with the umlaut keyboard which is easier when you get to know the various combination of the keys.

Re family History. I was fortunate to be married to a German Lady for many years and living there in Düsseldorf NRWF "Nord Rhein Westfalen", and when we married she showed me the "Deutsches Einheits Familien-Stammbuch" (Family Register) that went back to her family in 1929, and the last two pages has Our marriage certificate and later her death Certificate . Her Father and Mother's record shows Lyck in East Prussia, and Alsass Lorrain on the Franco German border (now Alsass Löthringen.) All the family children's records are in it from Derendorf and Düsseldorf.

I am delighted to see that there are many who are interested in  German Genealogy. I am however at the moment fully occupied with my mothers side Delaunay, from 1697 to present date. I shall later research as far as possible my German Wifes relatives, with the help of some of her descendent's. I thank Berlin Bob for his excellent first hand contributions.

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Mit freudlichen Grüßen
Raphael UK & D.

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #22 on: Friday 02 February 07 23:09 GMT (UK) »
the Osnabruck site that Rena refers to is coming up a dead link for me.  Can anyone tell me if it's working for them?
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #23 on: Friday 02 February 07 23:21 GMT (UK) »

If any researchers have German ancestors who may have emigrated to Aust [as a very great number did, especially to the southern districts.] here is a fast-growing website I found yesterday which strives to list German burial headstones from the South Westrn region of Vic.

http://www.familienarchiv-papsdorf.de/OZcemeteries.htm

It is texted in both German and English.
Sue
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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 21 July 07 12:45 BST (UK) »
I'm sorry if this question has been asked (and possibly answered) elsewhere, but are there any records available of immigrants from Germany and Russia to UK in the mid 1800s?
Nicholls, Devon and Glamorgan
Heath, Wiltshire and Glamorgan
Messam, Wiltshire and Glamorgan
 Clapham, Bender, Middlesex
Cook, Hampshire, London
Edbrook, Devon and London
Gibson, London
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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #25 on: Monday 23 July 07 08:53 BST (UK) »
Not much, I don't think, but I only know Germany, and not very much of it.

There is an emigration museum just opened in Bremerhaven last year.  It mostly covers overseas emigration, but also some who went elsewhere.  Their records currently cover the periods 1820-1833, 1840-1891, 1904 and 1907.  You can actually order a search to be done online, for a fee (rather hefty). http://www.deutsche-auswanderer-datenbank.de/index.php?id=51
I have just learned that 3 (possibly 4) of my relatives are listed there.  They all went to England, never to America.  For me, it is a very valuable resource; perhaps it would be of value to you as well.

Various archives in Germany have various records.  With the help of another rootschatter, I found a relative on the Auslanderer (emigration) records of the Lower Saxony Archives (Niedersachsen) online, which led remarkably quickly to my discovering my living German family!  See Rena's post on the previous page of this thread. The Auslander record, from 1867, said he was going to America, but he did not get there; he only went to England.  The archivist at Niedersachsen archives most emphatically would not send me the record, saying "it is not possible", and she tried to discourage me from thinking I might have found the right person, but, still, in spite of her, the info online was sufficient to get me started in the right direction, and I was right all along, as it happens.  So, don't be discouraged by German archivists is my message!

ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 24 July 07 21:42 BST (UK) »
Hi

Ancestry.co.uk has hamburg passenger list, 1850-1934.

cheers

scott