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Hi Jim1,

Thanks very much for the link. You're right! I've searched it many times. Of general interest - I believe the Wuerttemberg Emigration Index is freely searchable even for non-members of Ancestry.com.

I assume that the overland routes were mostly stage coaches and trains at the time and I doubt that any records still exist but if so, they'd be great original-source material for genealogical research.

Corsica

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The Lighter Side / Re: Folk Music in Swabia
« on: Wednesday 14 June 17 20:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi fiddlerslass,

Thanks - I listened to that You Tube link. Very interesting. It's really not what I imagined the music of Swabia to sound like but the guitar and violin certainly seem like reasonable folk instruments. My dad told me that his father and uncle used to play guitar and mandolin together. I told my dad that I wish they'd made You Tubes.

Corsica

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The Lighter Side / Folk Music in Swabia
« on: Tuesday 13 June 17 05:47 BST (UK)  »
I am curious if anyone knows what the most popular folk music and instruments were in 18th and 19th century Swabia/Wuerttemberg.

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I've noticed that many Wuerttembergers left Europe from Le Havre, France on ships bound for the US. I'm curious about the usual overland routes from Wuerttemberg to Le Havre in the mid 19th century and if any records may still exist of such travel.

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I've also been looking though the newspaper articles in New York in 1942 and have had no luck.  My mother has some more photos of my grandfather and others.  I'll ask her to send them over.  She must have something about him.

I think the old issues of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle can be viewed for free online at the Brooklyn Library website.

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I have recently discovered that a relative Robert Black Withers b 1906 in Scotland was killed in a train accident while living and working in New York in 1942. Since this is the only information I have on him I would be extremely grateful if anyone could help me find anything  els

I think the old issues of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle can be viewed for free online at the Brooklyn Library website.

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