All posts tagged: Pedigree

The chronicle of the family of Hessel from Kreuznach 1686-1886

The family is one of the Hessel Lutheran families of the place Kreuznach. The investigation into the church records show the following facts on: for the first time the name appears in Hessel 1689, with the person being baptized Johann Christoph Hessel, son of the hoof- armourer and Johann Philipp Hessel. In 1692 is the death of a six-year-old daughter reported. […]

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. Das von Johann Gottfried Zeidler herausgegebene Werk beschreibt hervorragend die Geschichte dieses Geschlechts.Like this:Like Loading


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, […]


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. Die Familie Liechtenstein […]


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. The list is not updated more regularly, mein Bestand an Büchern aber wächst rasant weiter! Fragt einfach nach!Like this:Like Loading


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. Jahrhundert dem Inhalt […]


Messages from the family of Wulffen

The gender of house-Wulff'sche Neindorf in Halberstadt derives its name from the predator “Wulf and Wolf” from. Accordingly, it called itself Schlechtweg Wulf or Wolf without the preposition “of”. At the time of Leopold Kaisof (1658-1705) It was custom, the name of the old nobility in general, the preposition “of” vorzusetzen. Die Söhne von Christoff Heinrich fügten zum Namen […]


History of middle-class family of Wilkins 1620 to 1905

The name of the bourgeois family Wilkins has a history. This family was in 17. Wilke century documentary. This style of writing you first met in the church records of ev. St. St. John's church in Memel. In the middle of 17. Century and in the 18. Century is also the spelling Wilcke, Wielke, Wilck. Die latinisierte Form des Familiennamens Wilke lautete […]

Barack Obama has his roots in Switzerland

Hans Gutknecht A, before the 318 Was born in Ried years in Kerzers, is an ancestor of Barack Obama. Now make the farming village of the U.S. president an honorary citizen. The complete article from the 11.7.2010 can be read at © Markus Haefliger Gutknecht's name in the address of the wine merchant, Sparkling wine makers in Germany and Weinkomissionäre, Oesterreich-Ungarn und der Schweiz […]

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The family von Keyserlingk

The Keyserlingk originally from Westphalia. The earliest known record of a knight John of Keselinck is dated from the year 1226, a second from a nobleman Keserlingk the year 1346. A knight Hermann emigrated from Keselingk loud document of the year 1492 to Livonia from, where the sex was home to several centuries. Since the year 1560 […]


News from the family of the Counts of Wartensleben

Messages about the origin of the family (after Spener) especially the relationship with the life of waiting. The author also deals with the Verschwägerungen the plug of stone, hierzug there is an old family tree. Documentary evidence is summarized from the year 1286 to 1499 and we know all about the patents of nobility with counts- and poor earldom…Like this:Like Loading