What happened to Charles Olm?

Our forebear Charles Olm was by all accounts a very accomplished and well regarded chap. He had a good job and was recognised and sought after as an expert in different fields. But as we […]

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Carl Retires

From Ron Heinrich:

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Not Augustina’s Bible

I received this information recently: I stumbled over your webpage on the webtrees forum. You have done a nice job! I also came upon your photo titled “Augustina’s bible” in the gallery. Since German is […]

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Contact from a distant relative

Out of the blue the other day I received contact from Chris Schmidt who wrote: “Are you Keith William Heinrich son of Walter William Heinrich and Freda Mary Beutel? If so, we are 2nd cousins […]

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Florie and Ruth, daughters of Angelina

From Elodee… Here’s the family story that I heard about Florence (Florrie, Florie) and Ruth: Angelina (Angele), Charles Olm’s 3rd daughter, married Walter Claassen and had 2 daughters, Florie and Ruth. When Angele died of […]

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Training Dates Confirmed

All hail Joan who has located John’s training details from the German Department at Rochester. This confirms Richard Scanlan’s research. Click here for more info about the German Department at Rochester.

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Who is Richard Gregutt?

Richard Gregutt was a boyhood friend of John’s and his sponsor for the naturalisation declaration. On that document he declares knowing John for 11 years, almost as long as John has been in the US […]

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US Naturalisation

108 years ago almost to the day, John signed this document. Click here to read it.

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Have you ever wondered??

… about what goes on under the hood here? There of a lot of scanning of documents and photos. Research of databases and document repositories, interviews and then analysing, sorting and collating information. The pick […]

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Brandenburg Genealogy Society

The link for anyone that wants to explore:

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