Posts Tagged ‘ Pedigree ’

The counts of Mansfeld

The old family of the Counts of Mansfeld, one of the most important Saxon-Thuringian vassal families, which have shaped the history of Mansfield. The published works of Johann Gottfried Zeidler describes well the history of this generation.

The family Weickhmann in Gdansk


The pedigree of this honorable family has its origin in the south of Germany and the oldest known branches are found in the last half of the 16. and in the first half of the 17. Century in several of the former free imperial cities, For example, in Ulm, where 1659 is called a Christoph Weickhmann. A Hans Weickhmann from Nuremberg, settled as a bookbinder 1641 Danzig and settled in Augsburg in the year 1590 You find the tailors Weickhmann Hans Christoph and his wife Susanne Lotter. A son of this[...]

History of the Princely House of Liechtenstein


The Princely House of Liechtenstein is one of the oldest noble families of Europe. At 1136 Hugo of Liechtenstein is mentioned for the first time a carrier of that name. He named himself after the Liechtenstein Castle, which is located just south of Vienna. The material for this castle dates back to a Roman quarry, whence the name might come clear stone. The Liechtenstein family owned many estates in Lower Austria, Bohemia and Moravia. The Principality is the acquisition of the Lordship of Schellenberg (1699) and the County of Vaduz (1712) emerged from the Prince of Liechtenstein. The[...]

Ancestor lists and stories of bourgeois families in alphabetical order


In this section I want to point to printed family histories and genealogical lists from the net to download, sorted by alphabet. Perhaps looking for one or the other just to name these resources to further information or advice. Die Liste wird nicht mehr regelmäßig aktualisiert, mein Bestand an Büchern aber wächst rasant weiter! Fragt einfach nach!

Chronicle of the families Bartsch Striegau, Liegnitz and Freiburg


The oldest name of carrier (Baracz) came from Brieg. He was a citizen and a homeowner and is in 1382 named as consul of the city. From his 4 Children was the eldest son of Philip, mentioned in documents 1389 and Stanislaus. Almost all the tribes owe the knowledge of the names and fates of their ancestors to 15. Century, the content of notarial acts. But since in these times, the personal signature of the witnesses was not necessary, so lacking in general this. This was subject to the spelling of the name of the witness at the mercy of the document writer[...]