Bart Kakoschke

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Winter Holiday 2017

I received a promotional email from MSC Cruises a few weeks back with a very tempting offer – and at a bargain price: A 17 night repositioning cruise from Genoa, Italy to Dubai. It was just too good to pass up! Since the cruise departed in early December, I decided to add a few days …

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Emigrants from Kreis Züllichau (Brandenburg)

For family historians with an interest in the Prussian district of Züllichau, Frankfurt (Oder), compiled below is a list of about 2,000 emigrants, sorted alphabetically by surname. I believe the source of the data was the book The Old Lutheran Emigration at the Middle of the 19th Century, by Wilhelm Iwan, published in 1943. My …

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Summer Holiday 2016

A visit to Australia and Tanzania via the scenic route Zawadi wanted to spend the summer holiday in Tanzania with Amani and Malaika this year. I was long overdue for a trip to Tanzania too, but I also wanted to go to Australia. Since Zawadi and the children left a week or so before my …

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Searcy Baptisms in Nottinghamshire

For anyone who’s also researching SEARCY/SEARCEY ancestors from Nottinghamshire, below is a consolidated list of all the baptisms from 1682 onwards: Christian Father’s Fathers’ Mother’s Mother’s Date Parish Abode Profession Name Christian Surname Christian Surname Baptism / Name Name Born yyyy mm dd Mary James SEARCY Mary 1682 Read more […]

A Visit to the Old Kakoschke Farm

A Visit to the Old Kakoschke Farm (or what’s left of it anyway) 2015 marked the centenary of the death of the original Aussie Kakoschke – Johann Friedrich Wilhelm, better known as Jack. In September, my brother Lex and I had the opportunity to visit the ruins of the old Kakoschke family home, out on …

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European Vacation 2015

We had a very enjoyable trip to Europe this summer. We flew in to Milan on Swiss Airways and flew home from Berlin on Swiss as well – and that was the only flights the whole trip. All the rest of our travel was by train and cruise ship. (I’m not a fan of flying …

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