"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.…"
"For Helen Pust:
Ancestry.com 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…"
"I'm not an expert on religious records of any type in any country, but I don't think it fair to speculate that Catholics keep better records than Protestant. The quality of records depend on both the quality of record keeping by…"
"A couple of other ideas, which you've maybe already tried.
Message boards on rootsweb or ancestry.com
Google Pust genealogy and see what comes up.
Check white page websites to see where other Pusts now live and write to them.
Have you tried…"
"Helen, chances are pretty good that if your grandfather attended protestant churches here, he was a member of the Evangelische Church in Germany. But, every little town has its own Evangelische parish, so you're looking for a needle in the…"
"To Tim Havenith--
I have obtained the book Dictionary of German Names by Hans Bahlow, translated by Edda Gentry. The entries in it are somewhat meager. I will type here what it says for Havenith and related names. If you…"
"Tim--a PS--thank you for your offer to search Wiltshire for me. So far, I have not found any ancestors from that area. One of my maternal great-grandmothers was born in Frant, Sussex so I've found most of her family in Sussex and…"
"Tim, it's not any hardship at all to attempt to get this book--whether or not I'm successful may be another question. Most of the public libraries in the state of Michigan, where I live, are linked through an electronic master…"
"Tim, have you tried finding the book as an inter-library loan through either your local or state public library? However, if you can't find it, It looks to be available at a few libraries in Michigan and I can request it via the Michigan…"
"@Paul Hart. I agree that the entire record should be translated, but most records are not that difficult to figure out at least the gist of what is there and do not require professional help. Perhaps I am lucky that I have a knack for…"
"Re Marilyn's post to Diane--the kirchenbuch is on film. Kirchenbuch simply means Church Book. It is not the usual BMD but is more like a census in that it lists every couple in the parish and their children. It will also tell…"
"@Barbara Gray--Can you supply more information about your family? Have you followed them back as far as you can go in the US? What is the time frame for when they came to this country and what are the names of those who came? Do…"
Catherine, I have searched family search and world ancestry. I can't get a definitive match on Theobald Faust. I have no idea of siblings and his two children were both born here in Louisiana. As far as the other couple, all I have is what was in the obituary Abunbaiern and Rhein Baiern, nothing else. And again I have common first names and no siblings. I have a passenger list showing Catherine Forschner coming to New Orleans alone. I'm guessing its her but there is no town of origin or who she's coming to see. The next thing I have is the marriage for her to Jacob Lake(Lague). Same for him.
Thanks for your time. I just get so frustrated that I can't get one step further back now for 20 years.
This is off the subject,but I don't know any other way to get in.You have been such a help in finding my Grob and Weikum family in Stiensfurt Germany ,that my research partner is writing a historical narrative on the subject.On the weikum side ,We can't find Jakob Gottlieb Weikum's death place and date on the steinsfurt parish or cenesus records.The search was done by a local historian in Steinsfurt.He turned the question over to the archives of Sinsheim,6,months ago.He said that they were only open on tues and thurs.What is thre address of this archive,so that we can make our own appeal?Thank you so much for your time.
Thanks, Catherine. My grandmother, Ida Beckmann died in Arlington Heights, IL in June, 1959. I have been unable to find this on Family Search or Ancestry.com. Additionally, my relatives in Albuquerque, N.M. don't appear. My brother, Karl Svensson and my nephew, Seth Svensson, died there in 1999 and 2007 respectively. I've seen an obituary for my brother, but nothing on Seth. Nor have I located the marriage to Mila Millard in 1957 or 1958. Any clue why New Mexico doesn't appear?
My g-grandmother, Louise (Rouschke)Karkutt died in a home for the elderly in Arlington Heights, IL in January 1930. Initially I saw this on Family Search. Now there is nothing there for her--and there is no IL death certificate . Same thing happened to my grandmother who died in June, 1959. She was in possibly the same facility and there is no record of her death. either. I know she was buried in Forest Home Cemetery in Chicago. What's the problem?
Thank you for checking into this. I believe Louise Karkutt was buried in St Lucas Cemetery in Chicago.
Yes I have read Venne in America. I have connected with some possible relatives in Germany as well. I have some missing pieces that I am trying to track down and I'm having a bit of trouble. those in Germany have provided me with a family pedigree but I am not connecting the dots. i need to go back a little farther.
Catherine:Bless you for your response.The address is the one that I faxed Mina's info to a couple of months ago.I haven't heard anything back yet,so I think that I will e-mail and ask if there was furthur information needed.Anyway,I don't think it would hurt.There are other addresses that I could use,but I started with the one for victim's families.Again,thank you for your interest and your help.
We have an e-mail for grafenek where my Great-Aunt Mina died.I wrote it a couple of months ago,with no response.Her married name hasn't shown up in the records suggested.However,I read in the Grafeneck's web site that 4500 people were taken from Baden's Reich care institutes.Any ideas on how to trace that info?
Catherine:Bless you.I forwarded your comment to my research partner in Illinois.She will be most grateful,as I am.Thank you so much.I goofed also with Mina Her birth was 9 July,1881.Death was 2 August,1940.I think that I messed up and said her death was 1941.I just verified it as 1940.Bless you so much for all your help.Janet
Dear Catherine:We have been busy working on the info that you gave us in early july.We found much in the Steinsfurt civil records.We are now trying to decipher microfilm from Steinsfurt1870's on.My research buddy is having a hard time with reading it,since much of it's handwritten.Any hints would be greatly appreciated. We are looking for a couple's 4 kids still in Germany born before 1880.She came here alone after he died with 6 of their 10 kids.Also, we still need one of my Grandma's sister's married name.Since it was not listed in Steinsfurt civil registries.Could we find it the same way in Zurich,since we have a picture of her taken there?Would it be possible that you would have the name/address of the Evangelical reform Church in Steinsfurt?We really appreciate the one you had for Steinsfurt courthouse.