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Offline proactiv

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Overseas Ancestry - Austria
« on: Friday 17 September 04 13:27 BST (UK) »
Does anyone have any ideas about how to start tracing the Austrian side of the family?  While we have good tracks for my wife's late father - a Londoner with clear roots in Devon - her mother was born in Brun!  Her maternal grandparents were named Meixner - he was an officer in the Austrian cavalry and we actually have a family portrait (dated 1909) currently being restored.  That's as far as it goes.

Any suggestions would be welcomed.  Thanks also to help from the Bob in Berlin.

David H

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Re: Overseas Ancestry - Austria
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 September 04 13:31 BST (UK) »
Hi David,

try this one for starters:

Enter meixner in the search box.  Was he just a 'common or garden' Meixner
or was he a "Meixner von Zweinstamm'. there are two there, Otto and Hugo, and their father Eduard is also mentioned. Photos too, so "compare and contrast" ??

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Re: Overseas Ancestry - Austria
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 September 04 12:08 BST (UK) »
Try the Anglo German FHS, they also cover Austria.

There is also an Anglo-Austrian FHS or Group trying to get started, and a mailing list, which is quiet, but may be a useful platform to meet fellow researchers. -

ORLANDO - One Name Study (everywhere & especially Sutera Sicily) - (GOONS 3925)
BUDD (Puttenham Surrey)
ELSTONE (Bramshott Hampshire)
GOUCHER (Scarcliffe Derbyshire)
MATTHEWS, Edith married Charles JELLEY 1902 Guildford. Descendants sought!
WORSHIP - One Name Study (especially Huntingdonshire)- (GOONS 3925)
BUTCHER - One Name Study (especially Wonersh Surrey) - (GOONS 3925)
Puttenham Surrey - One Place Study
Sutera Sicily - One Place Study