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The Common Room / Re: Ancestry dot com is introducing new Terms & Conditions
« on: Saturday 07 August 21 08:23 BST (UK)  »
see also:
https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2021/08/04/one-big-change-at-ancestry/
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Ancestry has just updated its terms of service and privacy statement — again — and this time there is a change buried deep in its language that is of significance to users.

As of the change, effective yesterday (3 August 2021), a user can’t change his or her mind about any content uploaded to Ancestry: as of yesterday, you’ve just gifted the rights to that content to Ancestry, forever.

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Europe / Re: Austrian/German. Ing. !!!
« on: Tuesday 25 May 21 15:16 BST (UK)  »
But perhaps the explanation was intended for HTL (which I have to admit I'd never heard of).

Yes, that's right.

There are two school leaving certificates:
"mittlere Reife",  equivalent (more or less) to O-levels and
"Abitur",  which is - as you say - "more or less equivalent to our A Level"

As in Britain, if you leave school with "Mittlere Reife"/O-Levels, you can't go to University, but you can go to technical colleges, and get your Abitur there. 

Bob

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p.s.

"Ruhe sanft" is also used as the german equivalent of "R.I.P."

https://dict.tu-chemnitz.de/dings.cgi?service=deen&opterrors=0&optpro=0&query=ruhe+sanft&iservice=

Bob

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"Tief beweint von den Deinen"
beweinen = to cry for, or to mourn,
Deinen = (literally) Yours, so in this context it means something like : your family, your loved ones, etc.
so something like
"Deeply mourned by all who loved you"

"Ruhe sanft in fremder Erde" 
"Rest softly /gently in foreign soil"

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A well coloured photograph can be pleasing to the eye but it loses the atmosphere and sense of history in the process. 
Just saw this in the Guardian today:
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/oct/21/english-heritage-colours-the-past-before-and-after
Maybe not strictly relevant to this topic, as these are not photos of family and ancestors, but, ....  fits in well with Elliven's comment.

Bob

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Europe / Re: German translation of 'occupation', if possible?
« on: Saturday 26 September 20 20:00 BST (UK)  »
In full: Verwaltungsangestellte => administration employee, administration secretary

Bob

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Europe / Re: Where Was He From ?
« on: Saturday 19 September 20 10:23 BST (UK)  »
p.p.s.
@ Karen
I just noticed, on re-reading, that in my ps, I wrote
"it may come up in english with an english-language operating system,..." and then in the next line ".. change the language to englisch .."

I think we've had this conversation before, about living so long in Germany, that we write some things automatically with german spelling   ;D ::)

Grüße aus Berlin,
Bob

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Europe / Re: Where Was He From ?
« on: Saturday 19 September 20 09:59 BST (UK)  »
Genealogy.net has Hubert from Hallgarten, researched by someone from Koeln.

https://gedbas.genealogy.net/person/show/1130704880
GEDBAS is a project where researchers can upload their GEDCOM files and contact others.
There is another contributor there (also with contact-address), who specifically names "Nikolaus BUCH" and "Christina"
as Hubert's parents. Maybe he knows more ??
http://gedbas.genealogy.net/person/show/1204200426

Regards,
Bob

ps. It's a german site; it may come up in english with an english-language operating system, but if not:
 - on the left of the page, in the box "Funktionen" you can change the language to englisch "Sprache wählen", the home page will then come up again.
- enter 'Buch', 'Hubert' and 'Hallgarten' in the search box.
- the link I gave above is the third one (dob: 1662) and in the "Notes to this person", the submitter seems to have copied ('Quelle' = source) something from "Weingut Kurt Bug" !!
Maybe that was from the firm's promotional material ? ("Weingut" = Vineyard, Vinery)


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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: The Vikings - again!
« on: Thursday 17 September 20 12:59 BST (UK)  »
The study mentioned has also made the news in Germany !

An abstract of the study "Population genomics of the Viking world"
can be seen here:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2688-8

Bob

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