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Germany and German Ancestry

This group was created for anyone interested in researching German Ancestry.

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Comment by Perileen Smith on July 29, 2018 at 3:48pm

I am sorry this page and group is not more active.  I had high hopes.  I did manage to get the marriage certificate translated on Genealogy Translations.

Comment by Brian Charles Maclachlan on July 22, 2018 at 9:31am

My name is Brian Maclachlan from Australia and I am researching my wife's ancestors with the surname of Bamberger tracing some back to an area near Bamberg in the early 1800s. My research suggests that they migrated to England in the 1840s living in Middlesex and were of the Jewish faith. They later migrated to Australia. Any information appreciated.


Comment by Perileen Smith on April 7, 2018 at 1:36pm

I have a copy of a marriage certificate that is hand written in German.  I am wondering what it says as we are trying to determine info on the groom.

Comment by Perileen Smith on March 17, 2017 at 2:24pm

Great info - first time I have had a good reply and this is great news and I will check it out.  Many thanks.

Comment by Catherine Davis on March 6, 2017 at 7:06pm

For Perileen Smith--I have no idea how many riding schools might have been in Berlin around 1900--probably several--but I did find a very short article about a Royal riding school from that time--Neuer Marshall. I also found a blog about horses by a lady who seems to have done a lot of research.  She may know the history of German riding schools. You could probably contact her directly and see if she responds.

Comment by Perileen Smith on March 5, 2017 at 5:18pm

Is there any place to search out a "riding school" in Berlin around 1900 or before?  My Grandfather is said to have owned one or taught Royalty to ride in one there and I have been unable to find any information.

Many thanks

Comment by Catherine Davis on February 26, 2017 at 1:16pm

For Helen Pust: probably has the most indexed records for US ports, so I'd try there first.

Otherwise, Wiki gives these instructions for finding manifests from ports other than NY--

"Other Ports of Entry. To find passenger lists for other ports, see United States, Bureau of Customs, Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and at Ports on the Great Lakes, 1820—73, under UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION in the FamilySearch Catalog Place Search (on 16 Family History Library films). Other ports include Oswegatchie (1821–23), Sag Harbor (1829–34), and Rochester (1866). For indexes to these lists, see United States, Bureau of Customs, Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (Excluding New York [City]), 1820–1874, under:

UNITED STATES - EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION - INDEXES (on 188 Family History Library films beginning with film 418161).

Some records recently made available at the National Archives include:

  • Card Manifests of Individuals Arriving in the Buffalo, New York District, 1920–1954 (166 microfilms, not at Family History Library).
  • Soundex Index to Arrivals at Malone, Ogdensburg, and Rooseveltown, New York, 1929–1956 (three microfilms, not at Family History Library)."
Comment by Helen Pust on February 23, 2017 at 8:42pm

How does a person find ships transcripts for Chicago in 1876? 

Comment by Helen Pust on February 22, 2017 at 10:10pm

.  Johanna Lucke was born 29 Nov 1861 in Hannover, Duetchland. She came to the USA Apr 1881 to New York. She married William Brose (not sure if spelling is right) who was born 1862 in Germany. He immigrated to USA through Chicago, Illinois July 1876 and applied/received his naturalization 20 Sep 1888 when they lived in Moyer Township, Swift County, MN. This is as far as I can follow him. They had five children: Mary b. Aug 1885, William b. 01 Feb 1887, Helena b. 18 May 1891, Martha b. 30 Apr 1893 and Bertha b. 18 Mar 1895. Mary was born in Benson MN and the others were in Moyer, Swift MN. Johanna married August Pust 17 Aug 1895 in Appleton, MN. They lived in and around Appleton in Swift County and did reside outside of Danvers Village until 1902. August Pust was born 20 Jan 1867 Germany (Prussia). He immigrated to USA 1891 from Swinemaude, Germany to New York. Received his naturalization papers 20 Jan 1892. Johanna and August had 3 children while living in Minnesota; Otto b. 1996, Alma b. 1898 and August (my father) 1900 before immigrating to Big Valley, Alberta, Canada. Augusta Johanna was b. 1904 and Alfred 1906 in Stettler, AB.
I have been able to find out much about William Brose but would like to know what happened to him. August and Johanna came through the northern states to Montana and then north into Alberta. They crossed over the border several times visiting family in Montana , Idaho and Washington. It would be nice if I could find the families. I just found Gramma's full name today:  Johanna Dorette Lucke though Germany, Lutheran Baptisms 1519-1969.   If you could help me it would be much appreciated.
Helen Pust

Comment by Eva Kujawa on October 19, 2016 at 5:21pm

Hello All

I have today joined this group. I am interested in Germany where my parents immigrated from, therefore i have no ancestors in Northern America. I live in a suburb of Toronto in Canada, if anyone needs any help, please feel free to ask.




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