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From: "D. Derr" <>
Subject: Re: Sonnichsen Research, Schleswig-Holstein records
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 1998 08:31:27 -0800
Not sure what others do, but I enter the country that they were in at
the time of the Event. Then I would put in the notes the cange of the
territory at different times. I think that we are safe in saying that
the people in this area are more Danish than German, but like in most
countries in the world there a few purebreds. Many southern Europeans
moved to Denmark to settle lands reclaimed from the Sea, and to join the
I am sure some will disagree with me on this, but the past few years of
research has convenced me.
I hoped that it has helped you a little. I am sure that you can find
much more it you jump in and try and read these wonderful records that
are available. While a few are not in very good shape, most are quite
good and comparable to the US census records. A knoledgeable translator
of the old Script is desireable if all of the information is extracted
from the records. I have found that just being able to translate German
alone is not enough to interpret what they have recorded.
With a little effort you can read many of the names of the area, and
then be able to pick out your ancestors. I will look quite difficult at
first, but it can be done in a short while.
Just recently someone has asked about where these records can be found.
The Family History Centers of the LDS church is very good. If thy have
the Library catalog on computer, and most do, then go to the Town and
Parish brouse and you will likely find the place you are interested in.
Then it will tell you what is available for it. For the Censuses you
may need to know what larger towns are nearby, for they do not include
all of the little towns.
Must run, and the best to all,
Joan Meginniss wrote:
> Thank you for all your help. I had the name of Hans Peter Hansen but
> not those of his children.
> One more question, if you please: When recording the data for these
> ancestors (we always were told they were Danish), do I use Germany or
> Denmark. I have read and charted the history of the tug of war between
> Denmark and Prussia...rule changed so often, it is difficult to know.
> Now it is German. Should I record that? Perhaps just North
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