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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #54 on: Tuesday 21 May 13 21:08 BST (UK) »
A good start for research in Germany is the English language version of the "GenWiki"; you find it here: http://wiki-en.genealogy.net/Main_Page


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« Reply #55 on: Tuesday 21 May 13 21:11 BST (UK) »
German genealogists mostly communicate through mailing lists, which are organised by regions. Many of these mailing lists are multilingual. You find the list of mailing lists here: http://list.genealogy.net/mm/listinfo/, look out for "bilingual" in the list description. 

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #56 on: Tuesday 21 May 13 23:16 BST (UK) »
Hi There Berlin-Bob,

Loved the 'Jones' name change, maybe he married someone from the 'valley's! My grandfather it seems was maybe quite courageous. He never altered his surname which I am now glad about, although at times when I was growing up it caused some memorable moments!
I have discovered two more 'Uebel's' living in England who until the acquisition of a computer I knew nothing about. I contacted one and it turns out his ancestors were 'sugar bakers' but he is now a University professor. There are, I discovered via Google and the Family History website of the Mormons many Uebel's now living in the United States although non that I could find in Chicago where my grandfather allegedly spent some time.
I hope that I eventually can find out much more about him as I am the last Uebel in Hull and would not wish to die not knowing my family history otherwise all that came before me would be in vain!

Nickuebel

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #57 on: Friday 25 December 15 07:05 GMT (UK) »
This is possible -  if a german speaks Tau and an english person write the word down he may come to Thaw about the pronouncing.
as example i have seen by the name Riedl which became americanized Reatl as both sound similar - the one spoken in german and the other in english.

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #58 on: Wednesday 27 July 16 21:49 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all the good tips on name changes.
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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #59 on: Sunday 09 April 17 09:17 BST (UK) »
Searching in German:

Try googling for your ancestors in English, and then in German.
I'll start a german vocabulary list here, and add to it as needed.

Ahnenforschung = ancestor research
Familiengeschichte = family history
Familienforschung = family research
Genealogie = genealogy
Kirchenbuch = parish register
kirchenbücher = parish registers

Thank you for this info - could come in very handy