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Going back a step ....

Where does this information come from ?
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.... the birth of a Frida (other known spellings Frieda, Freda, Freeda) Reinhardt,  April 1879, Yonitz, Germany.
Is it a typed record (transcription) or do you have a an image of  a hand-written record. ?
If hand-written, perhaps you could post the relevant section here, so that we can check the place name.

(Reinhardt is a common surname in Germany, so any way of limiting the search will be useful :) )

Bob

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Hi Kugate,

Do you have any other details, on where, in Germany ?
There is a german historical gazetteer: GOV, at http://gov.genealogy.net/search/index
Entering "Konitz" gives you 17 entries for parishes, municipalities, villages, etc.
(incl. some variations - Conitz, Könitz).
The site comes up in german, but you can change the language in the left sidebar - "Sprache wechseln"

regards,
Bob

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Technical Help / Re: Software problem - need help from 'those in the know'
« on: Tuesday 27 August 19 09:16 BST (UK)  »
I understood that OpenOffice was no longer being developed (in itself, under that name), so when I got a new laptop and didn't want to pay for the Microsoft product I went for LibreOffice. This is a derivative of OpenOffice, and under active development. The official site is https://www.libreoffice.org/

I expect there are others here who use it as well, so if you wanted to try it and had any questions, there should be someone who can help.

I have been using OpenOffic for years, but I recently tried out LibreOffice and immediately "got hooked" ! The user interface for LibreOffice is more "MS Office"-like than OpenOffice (especially the column-filters), so I definitely recommend LibreOffice, rather than OpenOffice :)

regards,
Bob

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Hi,

It's a while ago since I programmed it, but ....
as far as I remember, it takes too long to compile the names-lists for the Quick-search,
so I only do this every 24 hours. Try again tomorrow, and we'll take it from there ....

regards,
Bob

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Europe / Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain - 2
« on: Saturday 18 May 19 13:44 BST (UK)  »
Hello Sentinel,

Welcome to Rootschat :)

are you more interested in their lives in Britain, or also in their ancestors in Germany ?

Here are a couple of links, where you might be able to find out more:

The RootsChat German Pork Butchers Database
Searching for ABENDSCHEIN shows 4 entries
http://surname.rootschat.com/lexicon/dbsig/dbsig-quick-search.php?dbsig_num=2&letter=A&surname=ABENDSCHEIN
All entries are from 'paulne', who has said here (with some details)
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=767549.0
that she is related to this family. Perhaps you could get in touch with her.

And if you enter ABENDSCHEIN in the RootsChat search box, there is another mention of a Johan Jakob A.
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=438133.0

Good luck!

Bob

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Europe Resources & Offers / Re: Germany: Distribution and frequency of surnames
« on: Monday 25 February 19 16:06 GMT (UK)  »
Adding this here from another topic:

Surnames developed in many countries out of peoples' trades and professions, so these names tend to be very common, either in the original language or the anglicised versions.

So the more we can pin it down with details of places, dates and other information, the better our chances of finding the right ones.

there is a wiki page here, showing the most common names (with english translations !):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_most_common_surnames_in_Germany
If you hover the cursor over a name, you get more details, sometimes with variant spellings.

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Europe / Re: GERMANY: John William Mueller
« on: Monday 25 February 19 15:51 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Jessica,

Welcome to RootsChat :)

Unfortunately Gwendolin made this post (her one and only !) in 2005 and hasn't been on RootsChat since.

Maybe she just decided not to bother searching her Mueller (Müller, Muller) side of the family when she noticed that it's a very common surname in Germany - similar to it's translation: Miller in english-speaking countries.

regards,
Bob

ps. @ anybody researching european surnames:
Surnames developed in many countries out of peoples' trades and professions, so these names tend to be very common, either in the original language or the anglicised versions.

So the more we can pin it down with details of places, dates and other information, the better our chances of finding the right ones.

there is a wiki page here, showing the most common names (with english translations !):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_most_common_surnames_in_Germany
If you hover the cursor over a name, you get more details, sometimes with variant spellings.

Added:
for more information see also this topic:
Topic: Germany: Distribution and frequency of surnames
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=366583.0

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Travelling People / Re: The WW2 Gestapo 'List'?
« on: Friday 08 February 19 19:37 GMT (UK)  »
I would expect that my grandfather, who wrote "Konzern-Krach" and was editor of the German & Dutch versions of the financial times, would have been regarded by the Nazis as an enemy of the State, but I am finding it hard to compile a full biography for him.  :'(

A bit off-topic for Steve, but ....

Mowsehouse,

In case you don't already have this ....

Did your grandfather marry Marion Palfi ?
I quick search "Konzern-Krach" found a PDF about her, mentioning that she was married to him, and another search: "erich w abraham" "marion palfi" found them in google-books
It's a book on economics but it gives some biographic details as well.  The link takes you to page 55, so go back to the beginning of the article on page 47, and sift out some biographic details here and there.

regards,
Bob

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Travelling People / Re: The WW2 Gestapo 'List'?
« on: Friday 08 February 19 19:19 GMT (UK)  »
Hi mowsehouse,

" So as far as you are aware there is no list surviving of GERMAN "enemies" of the State?"

I'm sure there are lists (of all kinds), but what I should have said, was that I hadn't seen any other lists in my web-search results. Maybe someone can think of some better search terms to highlight what Steve is searching for. Even better, if anybody can come up with the "official" name for any of these lists - preferably the original german names - then I could do another search, from Germany, and see if we get lucky :)

On the other hand, Steve said it's in an appendix in a book, so ....

@ Steve,
if you do get hold of the book, please could you tell us the author and title and see if the author gives his sources for the appendix list. If the sources listed are in german, then a web search from Germany may find more details than searching from other countries.

Bob

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