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Deciphering of 19th century German Handwriting
« on: Saturday 12 January 19 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Hello! I am new on this website. Hope somebody can help me with deciphering of a couple of 19th century documents in old German. Would be very thankful. Here is pictures of one part.

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Re: Deciphering of 19th century German Handwriting
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 January 19 17:31 GMT (UK) »
And the end on the backpage.

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Re: Deciphering of 19th century German Handwriting
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 January 19 21:31 GMT (UK) »
Just to help us a bit more......do you know what these are extracts from? Are they part of a letter or ...?

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Re: Deciphering of 19th century German Handwriting
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 January 19 21:48 GMT (UK) »
That's witness claims that would give proof of gentry. It was Genik Berezowski family from Eastern Galizien (Austro Hungarian Empire) that was trying to proof their origins in 1838. I can read names like Basyli, Hryhor, Jan Genik berezowski... Anna geboren Katynska... Anna geboren Drohomirecka... Michael Ginik Berezowski, but I don't know German and can't guess the other words to understand what it is said about all of them.

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Re: Deciphering of 19th century German Handwriting
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 January 19 21:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I'm no expert on the old stuff  :) but I can't make any sense of the text at all. Am I having a bad evening, or could it possibly be e.g. Latin?  ???

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Karen
in N. Germany
McDonald MacDonald M'Donald McGregor MacGregor M'Gregor Twilley Wells Fentiman Carrington Rowe Needham Mitchell Mackie Collingwood Fuller Maides Shilton Hagon Budd

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Re: Deciphering of 19th century German Handwriting
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 January 19 21:58 GMT (UK) »
It is German Kurrent handwriting for sure.

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Re: Deciphering of 19th century German Handwriting
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 January 19 22:40 GMT (UK) »
Geboren = born

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Re: Deciphering of 19th century German Handwriting
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 January 19 08:53 GMT (UK) »
here is my try.

Die eheleiblichen Aeltern (Eltern ?) der Brüder Basyli und Hryhor heißen Jan Genik Berezowski und Anna, geborene Katynska.
Basyli u(nd) Hryhor hatten noch einen Bruder Michael Jan u. dieser nebst seiner Ehegattin Anna geb. Drohomirecka waren Eltern des Michael Genic Berezowski welcher ....... .... 
sorry, can’t read the rest.

I have used your spelling of the names.


Hope this helps, regards Peonie

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Re: Deciphering of 19th century German Handwriting
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 January 19 12:44 GMT (UK) »
good work Peonie.

I think it could read

Michael Genic Berezowski welcher...... Zeugnisse bey (bei) land.........

The rest is hard reading, maybe a place name?

Dave