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Offline Colin Marschall

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 06 September 20 19:20 BST (UK) »
Do you have a copy of the 1951 marriage certificate as that may give information on his father.

I agree that this is the first document I'd try to obtain, as it should show father's name and occupation.

I cannot currently see a wedding for a Friedrich Wilhelm Marschall in 1951, although the death reference is there.

Have you found a marriage?

Yes I found the marriage in the indexes, it has been transcribed with a spelling error in the name .. Marochall instead of Marschall. I am in the process of sorting out a copy of the certificate.

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 06 September 20 19:24 BST (UK) »
I put a capitol O as people have a tendency to skim read and not notice the difference between Marschall and Marochall.

I also have got lots of information on Marshalls, but they do not appear to have anglicized it (from the name of the poster).

no our name was never changed, my dad felt that it sounded "English" enough to leave as as.


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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 09 September 20 21:28 BST (UK) »
I'.m now totally confused  ???

I've been looking at the German law in order to see if I can apply for German Citizenship. I've found conflicting information.

In one place it says that as my father never renounced his German citizenship and I was born before 1975 ie my father was a German Citizen at the time of my birth, that I automatically acquired German citizenship, and yet on another site it says that is only correct if my application for citizenship was sent before my 23rd birthday.

Can anyone clarify for me please.

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 09 September 20 21:39 BST (UK) »
From the German Embassy website, it seems you would fall under the first category under section 1
"My father was German at the time of my birth.
You probably acquired German citizenship automatically."

Here is the link:

https://uk.diplo.de/uk-en/02/citizenship/acquiring-citizenship

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 10 September 20 14:31 BST (UK) »
I agree - if your parents were married at the time of your birth AND your father never renounced his German citizenship then you already hold German citizenship.

The thing about being 23 applies when parents aren't married and if you were born in specific years I think.

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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 10 September 20 14:35 BST (UK) »
I have just read back and seen the posts about your father's marriage so it owuld seem congratulations are in order - you are already German!  ;D

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German citizenship by being born in wedlock

Children born in wedlock between Jan. 1, 1914 and Dec. 31, 1974, acquired German citizenship only if the father was a German citizen at the time of their birth.
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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #34 on: Friday 11 September 20 13:39 BST (UK) »
I have just read back and seen the posts about your father's marriage so it owuld seem congratulations are in order - you are already German!  ;D

Liz

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German citizenship by being born in wedlock

Children born in wedlock between Jan. 1, 1914 and Dec. 31, 1974, acquired German citizenship only if the father was a German citizen at the time of their birth.

Now to see about a dual nationality??  Or a German passport??
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Re: Searching For Details About My Father from Germany
« Reply #35 on: Friday 11 September 20 19:19 BST (UK) »
I have just read back and seen the posts about your father's marriage so it owuld seem congratulations are in order - you are already German!  ;D

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German citizenship by being born in wedlock

Children born in wedlock between Jan. 1, 1914 and Dec. 31, 1974, acquired German citizenship only if the father was a German citizen at the time of their birth.

Now all I have to do is apply for my German passport, and I'm hoping I can then track down some of my German relatives.