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Offline SamuelF992

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Tricky one - hard-to-read German family tree
« on: Sunday 03 February 19 11:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone

I was supplied with these photos by my girlfriend's mum and am trying to decipher it. The photos are imperfect and the writing pretty hard to read - the dates in particular - and isn't made any easier by being in German!. For reference this is what I have worked out so far:

Children:
Anna, Emma, Edward, Luise, Hans, Johanna, Wilhelm, Maria and Georg Starz. All born in Gemunden.
Father: Johann Starz, b. 1896(?), Wurzburg
Mother: Babette Matthes, b. 1896(?), Ansbach (?). d. 1936(?) Gemunden
PGF: Kaspar Starz, b. 1865 in ?
PGM: Maria Heinrich b. ? Wurzburg. d. ? Gemunden
^ PGGF: Johann Heinrich, b. ? d. ? 1912, Heidingsfeld
PGGM: Elizabeth ? b. ? d. 1919, Heidingsfeld
MGF: Eduard Matthes. b. 1867(?) Alexanderditte(?)
MGM: Luisa ? b ? d ? Gemunden,
MGGF: Christian Matthes, b ? d ?
MGGM: Friederike Heinz b ? d ?

The rest I can't decipher at all, and as you can see am unsure on a lot of names, places and dates! I don't really know much about Bavaria or German genealogy in general, so any guidance much appreciated.  :)

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2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
3rd - as above, Hutchison, Babb, Enticott, Edwards
4th - as above, Turner, Bater, Marshall, Webb, Chick, Cottey, Tozer, Rowland
5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill

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Re: Tricky one - hard-to-read German family tree
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 February 19 11:15 GMT (UK) »
More photos
2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
3rd - as above, Hutchison, Babb, Enticott, Edwards
4th - as above, Turner, Bater, Marshall, Webb, Chick, Cottey, Tozer, Rowland
5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill

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Re: Tricky one - hard-to-read German family tree
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 February 19 11:15 GMT (UK) »
Last lot of photos
2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
3rd - as above, Hutchison, Babb, Enticott, Edwards
4th - as above, Turner, Bater, Marshall, Webb, Chick, Cottey, Tozer, Rowland
5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill

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Re: Tricky one - hard-to-read German family tree
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 February 19 16:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Samuel,

I would love to help, but the images are just too unclear. When I zoom, everything goes fuzzy.

Any chance of a bigger/better scan?

Best regards,
Karen
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Re: Tricky one - hard-to-read German family tree
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 February 19 16:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Karen,

Thank you. I know, it's really not the best quality. Have uploaded the full image here - https://imgur.com/a/iVqhXDn

Might be better quality than having to do smaller images for RootsChat.

Best wishes
Samuel
2nd generation - Fawcett, Elsbury, Sanders, Aldridge
3rd - as above, Hutchison, Babb, Enticott, Edwards
4th - as above, Turner, Bater, Marshall, Webb, Chick, Cottey, Tozer, Rowland
5th - as above, Broomfield, Fry, Wood, Clark, Baker, Boyland, Lane, Bryant, Pearce, Carey, Bailey, Freeman, Hill

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Re: Tricky one - hard-to-read German family tree
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 February 19 19:22 GMT (UK) »
I managed to get it a bit clearer by tweaking it so that the background was almost white, but the writing is still very small.

If you're able to, and I know it might be a pain, I think it would help most of us if you were able to do it in smaller sections. The writing isn't big enough for me unless I enlarge it to 200% or more, and then it's blurred and pixelating.
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Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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