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Re: Sharing Useful Links: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 06 October 04 18:53 BST (UK) »
Polish Roots:

I am adding a few sites I've found for searching for polish ancestors. I haven't had a chance to really go through them yet, so I won't comment (much) on them. Try them out and see, maybe you can add your comments to this thread.

http://www.polishroots.org/  This seems to be very informative, but it is an american site, written by and with emphasis on polish-americans
http://www.polishroots.org/genpoland/index.htm  This page has lots of "How to ..." info.

Another site with polish links: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Haven/1538/Polishpg.html

It's worth checking whether your polish ancestors were jewish, as there are (literally) hundreds of sites for jewish genealogy. But that could be another thread ....
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Re: Sharing Useful Links: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #10 on: Friday 15 October 04 08:55 BST (UK) »
Links to some former German Territories:

http://www.sggee.org/ : The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe. Very informative, and also some databases.

http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/SCI/sil-e.html  : Silesia / Schlesien
http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/SUD/sudet_en.html : Sudetenland which includes Bohemia
http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/WPRU/wprus.html : West Prussia   
http://www.westpreussen.de/englisch/ehome.htm : West Preussen
http://hinterpommern.de/Wegweiser/ : Hinterpommern
http://www.gdansk.ap.gov.pl/english/index.htm : Gdansk


more to come ...
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Re: Sharing Useful Links: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #11 on: Friday 15 October 04 13:08 BST (UK) »
In some places it was customary to produce Ortsfamilienbücher (Local Heritage Books) with BMD info. of the inhabitants.

Check your luck here: http://db.genealogy.net/ofb/map.cgi?land=deutschland
to see if "your" Ortsfamilienbuch is on-line !
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Re: Sharing Useful Links: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 19 October 04 13:17 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

just found this link: http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/germanlinks.html

with lots of links to german sites.

In particular: http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/germandata.html

is a list of links to online searchable german databases !
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Re: Sharing Useful Links: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #13 on: Friday 22 October 04 13:11 BST (UK) »
Another nice site for Galicia:  http://www.galiziengermandescendants.org/

The site has maps, history, lists ovf villages and names and much more. the links section also looks interesting, as it includes links to private web-pages for certain surnames or villages.
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Re: Sharing Useful Links: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 07 November 04 04:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bob,

I was about to give up a search for a POW in the UK in WW1 named Oswin Ihle but your site has lots of new addresses so I will give it another try.  I am told he came from Chemnitz but not sure.  He lived in Manchester and Liverpool before internment.  Many thanks for all your info.

Robin/US :)

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Re: Sharing Useful Links: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #15 on: Monday 22 November 04 12:10 GMT (UK) »
Just came across this site:  http://members.cox.net/hessen/links.htm

Well worth looking at. It has lots of "How to ..." pages, and advice, and links to all sorts of data (e.g. Parish registers, ortssippenbücher, archives, etc, etc)

Don't miss his "word of Caution: http://members.cox.net/hessen/word.htm

Very good if your relatives came from Hessen, but also worth browsing for a general idea of researching in Germany

for instance, a "potted history" of Germany, and how to research in Germany:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~hornbeck/germrec.htm

Lots of reading here, and well worth a (longer) visit !

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 05 September 06 16:02 BST (UK) »
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
WW1 internees

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #17 on: Friday 15 September 06 07:20 BST (UK) »
Here is a useful site if you are searching for ancestors from Rhineland-Palatine (and other places).


http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/RHE-PFA/rhein-p.html

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