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the following pages will deal with genealogy, though this is my hobby.

It all started a few years ago, when I thought about his birthday present. I decided to “give” him information about his parents and his ancestors. This turned out to be more difficult than I thought.
He (my father) and his older sister cam to Oldenburg in 1948 by themselves, though their parents died before. When they came to Oldenburg they didn’t have any documents with them. No birth certificate, no other writings. Just nothing.
Due to my search on the internet we got in contact with the kids and grandchildren of his half-sister of one we didn’t know anything before but her name and date of birth.
Since Christmas 2007 we are also having a nice and informative contact with the ancestors of the sister of my grandfather. Also here we didn’t know anything about any siblings.

Short after this I also started with collecting information about my mother and her ancestors.
My mother and her parents got, in contrast to my father, expelled from their town with other inhabitants and came to Oldenburg. Though, lot of information like photos or documents got conserved. Even today my mother is still in contact with some of her school friends of her place of birth.

When my mother-in-law heard about my activity, she told me that also her former (dead) husband 25 years ago tried to find information about his ancestors. Without the internet, just using the post. Unfortunately lot of his collected data got lost in the meantime. Anyway, with the data left and the help of my mother-in-law I got started. Also this turned out to be pretty difficult, though the spelling of the surname changed a lot in time.

I’m still trying to get more information and to forge links. Genealogy can (almost) go on forever.

With this homepage I’m trying to inspire others to be interested for their family history, to get more information on my parents and their ancestors and to get in touch with others who are interested in genealogy.

Everyone who discovers interesting things concerning this topic is welcome to get in contact with me.

Genealogy works only when you get in contact with others. Also I was possibly to continue my research due to the help of friends. On request I will announce my sources though I don’t want to adorn myself with borrowed plumes. Without all my different and helpful contacts I would be as far as I am now.

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