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Title: Reading a family register in German
Post by: Nick93 on Saturday 05 September 20 07:20 BST (UK)
Heya, everybody. I've managed to find a family register, which includes a man who immigrated to America in the 1840s. There is a section here, I don't speak German, but it looks like it starts with an "." First half of the word looks like "ere..." something. I've heard that these books recorded if someone left the town for somewhere else and I think it might be a reference to his emigration, perhaps. My German is no good since high school but I *think* it looks like "gewandert" but I'm not sure.

https://i.imgur.com/87S8bvP.png
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: mowsehowse on Saturday 05 September 20 08:02 BST (UK)
"gewandert"
Google translator makes that "hiked", but also suggests: walked, wandered and MIGRATED ??  :-\

Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: Nick93 on Saturday 05 September 20 08:04 BST (UK)
Ah, I'm not quite sure, but thank you. I know the word for immigrated is "eingewandert" and I *think* I can make that out in the middle of the first word, but I can't quite tell if I'm reading it right or not.
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: mowsehowse on Saturday 05 September 20 08:08 BST (UK)
Ah, I'm not quite sure, but thank you. I know the word for immigrated is "eingewandert" and I *think* I can make that out in the middle of the first word, but I can't quite tell if I'm reading it right or not.

Can't help you there, sorry.
I couldn't read it at all.  :'(
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: Nick93 on Saturday 05 September 20 08:08 BST (UK)
No worries, thanks anyhow!
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: davecapps on Saturday 05 September 20 08:10 BST (UK)
could be "ausgewandert n(ach) Amerika"
Im not sure about the heading, can you post the full page
Dave
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: Nick93 on Saturday 05 September 20 08:13 BST (UK)
could be "ausgewandert n(ach) Amerika"
Im not sure about the heading, can you post the full page
Dave

Oh, sure. Thanks, Dave, it's at the bottom part of the page. He's child number 4 on the list, Friedrich, born on April 6th
https://i.imgur.com/Mn00KfP.jpg
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: davecapps on Saturday 05 September 20 08:18 BST (UK)
The column heading is Verehelichung - marriage

 "ausgewandert n(ach) Amerika"

Dave
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: Nick93 on Saturday 05 September 20 08:21 BST (UK)
The column heading is Verehelichung - marriage

 "ausgewandert n(ach) Amerika"

Dave

Thanks, Dave! Wow, that's great. I was quite sure this was the same guy I was looking for, he has the same birthdate as sourced by his gravestone in America and it's from the same village he was supposed to be from. Really, really glad that documentation was there!
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: mowsehowse on Saturday 05 September 20 08:41 BST (UK)
Dave to the rescue. Hurrah! :D

Nick, where did you find this register please?
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: Nick93 on Saturday 05 September 20 16:19 BST (UK)
Hey there, MH, well, a while ago a now confirmed distant relative I found through rootsweb sent it to me, but also, someone in a previous thread I posted here last week provided me with this site:

https://www.archion.de/

I haven't used it yet but I think it has lots of church registers in Wurttemberg.
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: mowsehowse on Saturday 05 September 20 18:27 BST (UK)
Great. Thanks Nick. I will check it out.
Title: Re: Reading a family register in German
Post by: Nick93 on Saturday 05 September 20 23:37 BST (UK)
Great. Thanks Nick. I will check it out.

Sure thing, good luck!