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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 Helen Pust on October 15, 2018 at 11:59am

Does anyone have Pust families in the Appleton, Benson Minnesota?  Looking for family connection for August Pust b. Zehrten Prussia 1867 immigrated to USA Jan 1891.  He married Johanna Brose  in (nee Lucke) 1895 then the family moved to Canada on the Dominion Land Grants in 1904.

Comment by Helen Pust on October 3, 2018 at 9:25pm

I am sorry to hear you had to close this down.  I am taking a German `101 class on line and sometimes I believe a chat room helps those who are finding their families.  Thank you for your good work Perileen and if you ever do start this or another site similar pls let me know

Helen Pust

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? 


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