It has been on my mind for quite a while that I should share a bit of insight into which Genealogy tools I find useful, have tried to use, etc. I’ll expand this posting theme over time but here goes… Genealogy Databases-
Posts by Mark Rabideau:
This document and information is sourced from email messages sent to Mark Rabideau by Patty Gravel. In 1982 Wilfred Deyo, the son of Richard Deyo and the grandson of Eli Deyo, went to Altona to trace the Deyo family line. While there he met with family members to gather their oral history. His findings made(…)
Tscheljabmetallurgstroj des NKVD der UdSSR – das Groesste Zwangsarbeitslager Fuer Russlanddeutsche Genesis, Purpose and Assignments, Structure (Entstehung, Aufgabe, Struktur) Krieger, Dr. Viktor. “Chelyabmetallurgstroy of the NKVD of the USSR — The Largest Forced Labor Camp for German-Russians.” Volk auf dem Weg, June 2006, 20-22. source article used with permission from from the Germans from Russia(…)
For those of you who keep track of such things, here’s a quick list of our latest discoveries and happenings. The German Red Cross wrote and provided a wealth of information on Frieda Senger’s internment in the Soviet Gulag system after WW2. This information has been more than 60 years in coming. Click to read(…)
This write-up is my effort to document the circumstances and images surrounding the Gulag complex to which Frieda Senger was assigned and interned after World War 2 by the Soviets For more information see: Frieda Senger- Post WW2 Gulag Frieda Senger -Suchdienst & Soviet Records source: Wikipedia.de English: Chelyabinsk was the location of a Soviet(…)
Today when I arrived home a letter from the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz- Suchdienst awaited me. I have to admit the contents were, for me extremely exciting! 19 August 2010 Update: Thanks to my good childhood friend Sharon we now have a translation of these records. Based upon the Suchdienst records, we have identified photos from(…)
Note: I have solved this mystery and established the link. John’s parent’s were, in fact, Joseph Dion (Deo- Deyo) and Julia (Julie/ Julienne) Denis (Denys, Lafay, LaFaille, Dennis). The most commanding piece of obvious genealogical evidence is immediately below (John’s death certificate). [singlepic id=2945 w=320 h=240 float=center] As for the rest of the story, I(…)
It pleases me beyond words to say that I have successfully identified the grave of my Great Uncle and made certain that his grave stone in the battlefields of WW1 France is now updated and complete. Were it not for the wonderful help of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge this would never have been possible. However,(…)
Contributed by Researcher 230112 People in story: Thomas Fischer Location of story: Neissbach, Grafschaft Glatz Article ID: A1070371 Contributed on: 06 June 2003
source document link The results During the period of 1944/1945 – 1950, as many as 14 million Germans were forced to flee or were expelled as a result of actions of the Red Army, civilian militia and/or organised efforts of governments of the reconstituted states of Eastern Europe. Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Germans were(…)
Today is a big day for me. As of this writing I now have full-time access to all but two of the Zeyer ev. Kirche books. It is like having my mother’s family come home. Or more precisely, it is more like have them nearer to me. I am now able to go to the(…)
Today was one of those days I enjoy; I spent much of the day doing family research in the local LDS Family History Center. Some of the highlights included: We found another brother of my grandfather Richard Senger- Wilhelm, he lived only 14 days. We identified the correct spelling of my g-g-g-g- grandmother Saenger’s maiden(…)
Ich habe eine kleine Flucht und Vertriebung Foto Gallerie auf ManyRoads gestellt. (I have placed a small Photo Gallery on the German Expulsion on ManyRoads.) Bitte besuchen Sie es zu Errinerung. (Please feel free to visit it and remember.) Fals Sie andere Fotos haben oder davon wissen bitte benutzen Sie unser Contact page. (If you(…)
We have just installed a new approach to navigating the ManyRoads website. Hopefully you will find it both easier and more productive than the previous approach. To quickly explain the system, there are two main tabbed menu blocks on the right. Each tab opens a unique section. Some of the sections contain menus and pointers,(…)
A lot has happened during the past few weeks on ManyRoads. In order to keep things brief I just list them out: We found a new generation of Sengers — a VERY exciting happening– thanks to our LDS Zeyer ev. Kirche records ManyRoads has added a professional German/English- English/German translation service offering A ‘bunch’ of(…)
ManyRoads is pleased to anounce a new translation service for German/English and English/German. And… For those of you who have read my German, you know it can’t be a service provided by me! Truthfully… if you seek professional and expert “English to German” or “German to English” translations (old German & Fractur/ Gothic script included),(…)
Unfortunately my LDS ev. Church books for Zeyer – Ellerwald (West Prussia) are reaching an end…I’d love to hear from you if you have any pointers as to where I might look for earlier data (pre-1774). I am looking for information on the following family members: Esther Adelgunde (geb Grindemann) Kiehl (Graudenz Tiegenhof area) 1810-1850(…)
I guess this is what makes genealogy addictive… I found another generation of Saengers in my mother’s family. Not only did I find a set of g-g-g-g-parents but I found all of their children as well as the spouses of these children. I am always amazed at what original source documentation provides in terms of(…)
I have come across a few extra-special web based resources for genealogy and history research. The resources include: The Internet Archive-”The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the(…)
Because many of our visitors have been attempting to read the postings of our Filles a Marier and Filles du Roi, I am attempting to gain permission for web publication of the data I have. Unfortunately much of our current data is extracted from the fine work of Peter Gagne and we must respect his(…)
We are pleased to announce that ManyRoads now allows for the Printing of both our Posts and Pages. At the bottom of our site Pages, you will see a small Print Icon and label; the same icon and banner appear in our Post banner. Simply click on the Print icon to generate a printable document. (…)
We are going to test Twitter to see if it proves useful in communicating ManyRoads efforts, updates and news. To follow us, simply click on the little Twitter Bird (and fill out the appropriate items on Twitter). We are also testing a Tweet/reTweet plugin across our site. Please reTweet or Tweet if the Post/Page has(…)
New Photos added! Neue Fotos! We add new photos to our “Elbing Damals” image gallery as we come upon them. (Wir stellen neue Fotos hier so oft wie moeglicht.) We hope you enjoy them. (Viel spass beim schauen.) 13. Mar 2010. (update- Mark Rabideau) Also should you happen to have any Photos of the Jungfer-Zeyer-Ellerwald(…)
We are pleased to announce that the following documents have been added to our ManyRoads library: Scandanavia A Political History of Denmark, Norway and Sweden- Bain The History of Nations- Norway, Sweden, Denmark The History of Sweden
Most of our Johnson family (Johansson and Sivertsen) forebears have a long history in Scandinavia. A Political History of Denmark, Norway and Sweden- Bain The History of Nations- Norway, Sweden, Denmark The History of Sweden
Source: For access to the original article on the Henss/Rich family sect of Mennonites please visit this Rootsweb article. MENNONINTE HISTORY OF HENRY COUNTY AREA by Melvin Gingerich This is a series of articles written by Melvin Gingerich, a well know Mennonite minister, and, I believe Bishop. The series was published on a weekly basis(…)
This Wikipedia article excerpt is provided in order to give a bit of historical context to the circumstances surrounding Henss and Rich family history and migrations. More history texts are available here.
The area from around Elbing and Zeyer from which the Senger family came was land most anciently known to have been settled by Pogesanians, Pomesanians and Pomerelians.
Hello all! I have what is for me a riddle. I know that before 1774 Zeyer had a Church, but it held no records. Does anyone know which, if any, Elbing Lutheran Church may have held the records for births, deaths and weddings? The main Lutheran Churches in Elbing seem to have been Heilige drei(…)
Ostpreußen wie es damals war…
We wish all our relatives, readers and friends the most Joyous of Holiday Seasons! May your lives be filled with Peace, Joy and Happiness, always.
The Senger family were neither rich nor famous. They were hard working German farmers who tilled the soil and built the land (much like their forebears before them did in Holland). Richard Senger, at the outset of World War 2, was also an owner of the Kaeserei- Dairy (Papatschen Meierei) in Zeyersvorderkampen. I do not(…)
Ich habe die volgende Films von ehemaligen Elbing gefunden…. viel spass! I found the following films of the former Elbing (pre-WW2)… enjoy! Wenn Sie von anderen Videos wissen bitte sagen Sie mir… if you know of other videos, please tell us via our Contact page.
Recently I received an set of email messages from a very helpful reader (Vielen dank, Hans!). I have taken a risk and translated the gist of his correspondence into English. I have blended his materials along with my research to reconstruct a view of Pietzkendorf. I will add more information as it comes to light.(…)
This week has been fairly busy at ManyRoads some of the highlights include: I have reformatted the layout of all of download libraries. Given the number and diversity of document types we have on ManyRoads, it was getting very hard to access and find things. Hopefully the new approach is better. Please use the contact(…)
Dieser Eintrag stammt von Elena Schlottau (*1991) Ergebnisse eines Interviews mit Frau C. T.(*1937) Die damals 7-jährige C. T. erzählt von der Flucht aus Wormditt im ehemaligen Ostpreußen. Original Source (used under Fair Use Laws) Das Leben in Ostpreußen kurz vor der Flucht Ich bin damals in Wormditt aufgewachsen, im früheren Ostpreußen. Mein Vater wurde(…)
Dieser Eintrag stammt von Jasmin Holtzendorff (*1991) Ergebnisse eine Interviews mit Gertrud Radziwill (*1919) (Please note that the original link is no longer functioning and that the source material has been removed from the source site.) Ich wurde 1919 im Memelland als Deutsche geboren. Das Memelland liegt in Ostpreußen an der Grenze zu Litauen. Eigentlich(…)
Dieser Eintrag stammt von Jacqueline Kayser (*1988) Ergebnisse eines Interviews mit Anni (*1926) Original Source (used under Fair Use Laws) Anni, geboren im Jahre 1926, lebte zur Zeit der Machtergreifung Adolf Hitlers mit ihren Eltern und ihren Geschwistern auf einem Gutshof in der Nähe der Stadt Gumbinnen in Ostpreußen. Ihr Vater war dort als Gutsverwalter(…)
Dieser Eintrag stammt von Frau Schölzel Original Source (used under Fair Use Laws) Es war im Januar 1945 als uns gesagt wurde, wir sollten für 14 Tage 20 km entfernt bei meiner Schwester bleiben. Mein Mann und mein Sohn waren beim Militär, und ich war mit meiner 12 Jahre alten Tochter allein.
Onkel Max und Tante Friedel Dieser Eintrag stammt von Tatjana Littich Original Source (used under Fair Use Laws) Ich sehe sie noch davonfahren auf ihrem von einem lahmen Klepper gezogenen, hölzernen Kastenwagen, dem derzeitigen Transportmittel schlechthin. Vorn auf dem querliegenden Brett saß Onkel Max und Tante Friedel, im hinteren Teil des armseligen Gefährtes auf Säcken,(…)
Dieser Eintrag stammt von Lena Buck Original Source (used under Fair Use Laws) Ich habe Friedel H., die am 9. September in Ostpreußen geboren wurde, zu ihrer Flucht aus ihrem Heimatland befragt. Hier erzählt sie von ihren Erlebnissen:
Frau Strack Original source (used under Fair Use Laws) Mein Mann, Diakon des Rauhen Hauses in Hamburg, war bei der Wehrmacht. Ich leitete in Breslau ein Altenheim der Inneren Mission für 200 Personen, das, wie auch die Rothenburger-Anstalten, zum Verband schlesischer Altenheime gehörte.
Eine deutsch-deutsche Familiengeschichte Dieser Eintrag stammt von Nina Schrader (* 1982), Wolfenbüttel. Als im September 1945 die Russen von Osten immer näher an das Dorf Tilsit heranrückten, entschied sich auch die Familie der damals 15jährigen Hildegard, das Nötigste zusammenzupacken und die Flucht vor ihnen zu ergreifen. So machten sich Mutter, Vater und zwei von sieben(…)
As folks may have noticed, this week has been pretty busy. To summarize my activities, they break into two major groups “some that you see” and “some that you don’t”.
As many of you have probably noticed, I am in the process of uploading, and making available, documents that use a DJVU file format. Perhaps a brief explanation of the rationale is in order. To quote the authors of DJVU: Many products and technologies are available today for storing and distributing digital images. However, most(…)
Lately I have added several new links to the Links directory and to our Online Library Reference Texts. Additionally I have been busy with the following: updating the post-1800 Church record available materials from the Zeyer ev. Kirche Ordered the final materials from the LDS Church for Zeyer ev. Kirche joined numerous Yahoo Groups on(…)
Die sich in der Elbinger Bibliothek befindenden Zeitschriften und regionale Zeitungen auf Deutsch:
Our theme song… Blowin’ in the wind (or How Many Roads) is written by Bob Dylan, and sung here by one of our favorite groups, Peter, Paul & Mary.
We apologize for the rough performance of the ManyRoads site during this time. Because of the increased use and traffic on our site we are transferring everything to a new server, rather than continuing to limp along on an old PC located in our basement. Aside from providing us with more space, we should have(…)
We are very pleased to announce our newest Guest tracking tools. You can see where ManyRoads website readers have come from. Simply click on the Guests menu options (either on the top of the page or on the right hand menu). You will be take to a page that contains a visitors map. Enjoy! Oh(…)