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A genealogy and history website in motion.

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The GoAncestry adventure continues

I thought to add a bit more detail to this long GoAncestry journey.  The webiste has some more features that were added this last year.  FLAG COUNTER I enjoy the flag counter as I get a glimpse into the location our visitors are coming from.  I am not sure it really tells me anything more than that, but that is enough for such an easy to use application. SECURE Spent some time getting the site into a more secure state.  It wasn't insecure to begin with, but the method used to



GoAncestry continues to evolve

Things have been progressing nicely for the site and for our personal efforts in Genealogy and History.  We believe we are on the right track and that over time we will have a wealth of information posted here that will help others.  While it will be time that is the judge of that opinion, I am comfortable in continuing our efforts on our current path.   We do have the basic constructs built for the US States and their respective counties.  Efforts to create this infrastructure has pro



Next steps in a long journey

Things have come along well in the past weeks.  Over the last days part of our team has been working to add more research related content to pages from Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, and even a few other entries here and there.   My dilemma is now trying to decide what gets worked on next. A part of me is considering that I keep working on with the foundation, those page constructs, databases, and the mechanics of the site presentation. Though it is a bit less rewarding than bringing a regi



A digital work space

I have been working on my family tree for a number of years now.  During that time I also worked on the trees of others, the brick walls of others, and those other aspects of life that are not genealogically related.  I still work outside the home.  I would find different clues while researching, and each of them would open a new door to possibilities.  Many times I would have to chose ONE of them and pursue that option for what seemed like weeks.  Then upon a successful or unsuccessful outcome




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    • Through Image 30 Image 31 is not bereavement, it is baptisms beginning in March 1661.   So in summary, this book is Marriages and then Baptisms beginning in 1661.
    • Zentralarchiv der Evang. Kirche > Dekanat Marienberg > Altstadt > Taufregister 1661-1717, Trauregister 1661-1717 https://www.archion.de/de/browse/?no_cache=1&path=40821-647220-752023&cHash=914a9f56f600cc44fdca9f7d072a6760   I am returning to the original records and will be reading each entry from front to back.  All entries in which I find the Dünschmann name will be transcribed into my tree using this as the source.   Subsequent posts will detail my progress through the book and any lingering questions from the reading. A few to notice.  Archion first image is image 5, but this is not the first page of the book,  Archion image 4 seems to be missing.  When I review LDS film 1340472 this first page is displayed in the film and thankfully has a Dünschmann record located near the top of the page!
    • I have continued to look at these dates and am convinced they chose the Gregorian calendar very early.  It is possible that the Gregorian calendar was adopted by the Catholics and the area had both churches so they moved ahead as well,
    • Ancestors of Johan Peter Dünschmann Generation 1 1. Johan Peter Dünschmann, son of Johann Peter Dünschmann and Anna Gertraud Pfeiffer, was born in Mar 1719 in Gehlert, Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He died in 1806 in Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. He married UNK UNK.  She was born about 1723.   Notes for Johan Peter Dünschmann: BAPTISM: Peter Tunschmann, Anna Gertrud von Geyleroth, 26 Mar 1719 Witnesses: Johann Peter Franz von Geyleroth Johannes Peter Tunschmann von Wied Peter Muller's Tochter von Oberhetteroth, Else Maria   Generation 2 2.  Johann Peter Dünschmann, son of Matthias Dünschmann and Maria Catharina Müller, was born in Apr 1682 in Gehlert, Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He married Anna Gertraud Pfeiffer on 13 Jul 1707 in Altstadt, Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. 3.  Anna Gertraud Pfeiffer, daughter of Peter Pfeiffer and Gertraudt Göffgen, was born in Jan 1677 in Alpenrod, Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.   Notes for Johann Peter Dünschmann:h BAPTISM: Matheiss Dunschman, Maria Catharina von Gehlert, Misericordai  = 30 Apr 1682 Witnesses: Peter Muller von Oberhattert uft Croppached Seiten Johann Thomas, Christian Frantz's von Gehlert noch lediger sohn Trien, Johann Becher's uff der Munster Hoff zu Gehlert hausfrau Anna Gertraud Pfeiffer and Johann Peter Dünschmann had the following children: i.  Johan Antonius Dünschmann was born in Aug 1708 in Gehlert, Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (Johann Tonges at wedding). He married Anna Catharina UNK on 15 Jan 1732 in Altstadt, Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. She was born before 1710 in Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.   Notes for Johan Antonius Dünschmann: BAPTISM: Johan Petter Dunschmann von Gehleroth, 2 Sep 1708 Witnesses: Thonges Amos, Johan Thomas Amos, Johan Jacob's noch lediger sohn Anna Christina Dunschmannin XX aus Geyleroth Das Kind nahme ist Johannes Anthonis   ii.  Maria Christina Dünschmann was born about 1711 in Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. iii.  Anna Juliana Dünschmann was born in Mar 1713 in Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (Anna Catharina, Johanetta Maria).   Notes for Anna Juliana Dünschmann: BAPTISM: Johan Petter Tunschmann von Geyleroth, 12 Mar 1713 Witnesses: Johannes Bockling Anna Catharina Tunschmannin Johanette Maria XX XX aus XXX Hausfrau   iv.  Johan Michael Dünschmann was born in 1717 in Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.    
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