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Europe / Re: Germany - huge brickwall - WW2 story reads like a novel!
« on: Sunday 07 June 20 11:34 BST (UK)  »
davecapps

That's interesting, an innkeeper in the German part of our family. Visions of steins being waved about! Maybe not in Poland........

Gen in NBL UK

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Europe / Re: Germany - huge brickwall - WW2 story reads like a novel!
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 19:48 BST (UK)  »
Yes, I've noticed a few daughters all with the same notes on their birth document. It could have coincided with when the family moved from Poland (German Empire)  to Berlin. Something for travel documents, work permits?

Does it give their father's occupation on those documents and where they lived?

Gen in UK

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Europe / Re: Germany - huge brickwall - WW2 story reads like a novel!
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 15:51 BST (UK)  »
jorose

Thank you very much for both these documents.

The memorial card is indeed for Paul's sister, Marianne. She went to live in Belgium. She died very recently, I hope it was not due to Covid-19.

I have informed her nephew in Australia and he will tell his mother (Marianna's sister in law) tomorrow. Marianna's brother had died several years ago.

I am looking at the first URL you wrote about - https://arolsen-archives.org/en/search-explore/search-online-archive/

that is the passenger list for the ship that took Paul Geffert to Australia. And his work of "farm worker" ties in with his story of being on a farm after he was made a Ward of Court. I think he was a Displaced Person, not a Jewish refugee.

Gen in UK



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Europe / Re: Germany - huge brickwall - WW2 story reads like a novel!
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 15:33 BST (UK)  »
davecapps

Thank you for this further piece of information. If her marriage date is indeed 1937, it is a huge surprise!

Gen in UK

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Europe / Re: Germany - huge brickwall - WW2 story reads like a novel!
« on: Friday 05 June 20 16:19 BST (UK)  »
davecapps

I sent a thank you to you yesterday but it’s disappeared into cyberspace!

Second attempt - thank you for such a speedy reply and translation. I am very relieved to see this is not a burial or death that been added,  as she died later during WW2.

But the question remains – why did she change her name only partially? As she would have then been living in Germany, probably a married woman with a different surname, was it her parents or relations who changed the birth document.

If she was born in Poland in 1905, why has her birth document been archived in “Eastern Prussian Provinces, Germany [Poland], Selected Civil Vitals, 1874-1945”? Was it because Poland was invaded and occupied by Germany after 1939?

Each answer raises several more questions!

Gen in UK

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Europe / Re: Germany - huge brickwall - WW2 story reads like a novel!
« on: Thursday 04 June 20 16:31 BST (UK)  »
I've found a possible birth online for a Maria Magdalena (von) Leliwa. Maria Magdalena could be Marianna!

Her birth was in 1905 but on the margin is this note. Can some kind soul translate in for me, please?

Gen in UK

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It's something I would like to print and put in a frame ultimately. Something tangible, not just lurking on my laptop.

I thought there might be some sort of digital template that I could just drop my photos onto. Google didn't find anything suitable.

Gen in NBL UK

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I don't want to reinvent the wheel here so ....

I've been using Family Tree Maker for donkey's years but I don't think it will do what I want it to. I want to make a large family tree of my direct ancestors and drop their photos into boxes. (I keep my photos separate from my tree) Name and lifespan added. I don't want to use Ancestry.com or FamilySearch. I want something decorative in the end, not just a chart.

Any ideas?

Gen in NBL UK

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Other Countries / Re: Samuel HILTON in Jamaica circa 1790-1838
« on: Monday 11 May 20 21:15 BST (UK)  »
Hi Marylou

I have sent you a personal message via Rootschat.

Gen in NBL UK

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