Category: genealogy

Mar 24

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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Jun 04

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 […]

Nov 01

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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Jan 05

A New Branch or Two on the Family Tree

 Persistence has finally paid off. For years I’ve been sifting through scans of old documents in an effort to extend the family tree further back in time on the Kakoschke line. After pouring over dozens of barely legible scans of births, deaths and marriages in Groß-Blumberg and Pommerzig from the latter half of the 19th …

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Nov 03

23andMe Relative Finder Success!

I confirmed my first genetic match using 23andMe’s Relative Finder the other day. Nice to know it really works! A lady by the name of Sandra was predicted to be a 3rd cousin, turned out to be a 2nd cousin once removed. She is also a descendant of Jack Kakoschke and Emilie Wittwer. I’ve over …

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Jul 31

Help Decyphering Old German Records

 A very kindly chap by the name of Jerzy sent me a swathe of scans of old German documents, to help out with my family history research. Most are from the Pommerzig and Groß Blumberg Zivilstandsregister 1874-1937, plus there’s a few older documents as well. Jerzy sent scans of any pages he found that made …

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