Through DNA I have found a connection with Enkhuizen in the Netherlands. I have had previous matches with Dutch persons but have not yet been able to determine the exact connection other than it is with my mother’s DNA. – from Southern england. My maternal grandmother was illegitimate so we do not know the origin … More The Dutch Connection
It is always very special to meet and chat with people who have a common ancestor as one finds commonalities that have come from the original family. In this case, four branches of the same original family, each with four different surnames gathered together, up ‘country’ in Queensland, in the foothills of the Little Liverpool … More Schmidt Family Reunion at Rosevale
Identity by descent can be considered according to population genetics theory. All individuals have common ancestry in the distant past, and we all have short, old IBD segments in common. For the purposes of genetic genealogy the focus is on detecting large IBD segments within a genealogical timeframe (effectively within the last ten generations) where … More DNA Matches – What will it mean?
Originally posted on Genealogy for German Lutherans In Suwalki Province:
One of the religious/political controversies resulting from the 16th century Protestant Reformation and subsequent Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation involved a group of people who came to be known historically as “The Salzburgers.” The Salzburger Protestants were driven out of their homeland in the Tyrol region (Austria)…
There has been much supposition by descendants as to why ancestors leave their homeland and embarked on a new life in a foreign land. Apart from the obvious reasons – unemployment and economic distress, being conscripted into the military, and displacement from war itself, there is also the consideration of Famine. During the period … More Why did they leave?
Trying to learn a little more about the town Sulechow /Zullichau, I am researching neighbouring towns. I have had no luck in finding any family in Zullichau, so perhaps they might have come from the neighbouring village. Kries Bomst Schwerin Meseritz Babimost – 14 km from Sulechow Poznan – 114 km from Sulechow Rakwitz- a … More Babimost Deutche: Bomst
Searching through some oblique Ancestory references, I found this: A record of F W Schubert Friedrich Wilhelm Schubert was born on 18 April 1830, in ? – maybe Zullichau, the son of Marie. He was baptized on 2 May 1830. He married Regine Florentine Foost on 21 June 1853 in Gdansk, Pomerania, Poland. I have … More A Possible Marriage
At the following link, some information about the region Lubuskie and what towns you find in this region is found, including Meseritz which has a new name. Take a look at this at Meseritz – where I found a possible birth record: The area of what is now Western Poland is quite an interesting area … More Tracking Polish Prussian Areas
As I again going to re-join the Scandinavian Singers- a choir that sings in Scandinavian languages, here is a post from 2010 that belongs in the family history annals. “Those Scandinavians who reside in Australia, refuse to believe its Autumn here in Australia. And who can blame them when the temperatures are more like Spring … More Scandinavian Folk Concert – 2010
The following is a post from 2010, however it really belongs in my family history blog and worthy of re-posting given that I can look back on this from the fullness of time. A student exchange from another country isn’t as isolating and immersive as it used to be, a decade ago, given that social … More Mor til Fire – A Scandinavian Twist