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  2. Such an amazing site really. I just love spending time in their website and looking through the church records that they have posted. Not everything is posted, but does that really ever happen anyway?
  3. This is my mother. She passed last year and I am now starting to get back into my research.
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  5. Thank David. Where are you looking? Have you tried Archion or any local places in Germany?
  6. Enjoyed your writings. I'm searching for an ancestor who was born 10 May 1800 in/near Koblenz. Seems to be a difficult period to find Evangelish records! Envy you traveling there!
  7. Great thanks, I realize I may never know. I do appreciate your help. As far as the Dutch Reformed Church records, they are 3 other books I found written by Adolph Van der Velde whose ancestors were also in that area and intermarried with members of that church, 2 other books specifically about his family and one about the Walloon community in Hanau. I checked those to see if any of my family showed up there. No luck. You mentioned there was a lot going on in the Mannheim area between 1600-1650. Are there any good books you can point me to that might give me an idea? Once again, thanks for checking.
  8. Ronald

    Volga Russia

    Need to have a placeholder as I research my Volga Germans. These publication would be of use. - Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): St07, St52. - Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 214. - Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4143.
  9. After some more looking I have determined his family came from Stahl am Tarlyk, currently Stepnoye Russia. This is in the Volga region, but I would like to begin to narrow this a bit.
  10. Not sure about the label Dutch reformed. These groups of people left France and Belgium to evade the french catholic forces. Many settled near Heidelberg and the surrounding areas, some stayed in Belgium or the Netherlands, others were in Switzerland. The church records are spotty in most places. I have even found notes that a certain book was LOST when French forces made encampments in the area. I will continue to pluck around and have asked some German research friends, but yes, this may not produce additional details. I plan to go to Germany in the near future and will be in that area, so may keep some notes and work with the archive to see if there is anything else of interest.
  11. Thank you so much for your help. I had begun to think that I was just missing them due to my not speaking/reading the languages. I did think it interesting that the Dutch Reformed Church record books from the Frankenthal / Mannheim area as transcribed by Adolph van der Velder were apparently available when his books were written. I don’t understand why that ‘Reformed’ denomination would not have been attacked as well as the French Reformed Church.
  12. I have found the original books that cover the period you have discovered. They all end in 1596 or 1591, then restart much later. I will keep looking to see if they books covering your needed dates have a known history, as in "known lost" There was much destruction in the area around 1600 and again in 1630, Mannheim was basically burnt to the ground, but I am asking a friend in Speyer.
  13. Some software changes have been made to the log in system, no email address must be used as the username presented too many risks. Also cleaned up the skin for presentation. The ranking system was upgraded and then recalculated so your rank should be correct.
  14. Thank you. If you open the document I put together, it will give you a better idea of all of my findings from this one book. It is just my hypothesis from all of the books and information put together over the years on my ancestors.
  15. I see, I miss took the University name. Let me see what I might find.
  16. The book written in 1908 is at the university. The information in it was taken from the Mannheim/Frankenthal/Heidelberg church records. The title is: Das Kirchenbuch der französischen reformierten Gemeinde zu Heidelberg 1569 - 1577 und Frankenthal in der Pfalz 1577 - 1596 http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-471229
  17. That area is very far north in Germany and not near Mannheim. Is there a reason you think they were in or near Mannheim?
  18. Ronald, Thank you for answering me. This is the book I got the information from. It is completely searchable, but the record ends in 1599. I have put together some information into a document. http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-471229 I am just missing about 51 years worth of records. Thanks for your help. Elizabeth LaRoe Possible Early le Roux (Louroux) Beginnings.pages
  19. That area has a number of French Huguenot churches and they do cover the time period between 1600 and 1680. Do you have any reference to the dates the boys or girls may have been married in the region? You said from a previous marriage, did he marry again while in Mannheim? Do you have any reference at all to location, village names, anything referencing where they came from in Germany?
  20. Hi Ronald, I am looking for French Reformed Church records from Mannheim and Frankenthal from 1600 to 1700. I found some from the 1500’s in this book. http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-471229 But there is nothing after 1599. The surnames I am researching are Louroux with variations of Lorou, Lourou and le Roux. The first name is seen in several variations as well. Bertolet, Bertholet, Biertholet and Bertollet. I know he was from Verviers, Belgium. He had two son’s and two daughters from a previous marriage who I know lived in the Mannheim/ Frankenthal area. 1. Antoine (unsure as to any variations) 2. Jean Bertolet also seen as Jehan and the variations listed above for surname and his father’s name. My ancestors came from Mannheim on the Dutch ship de Trouw between 1670 and 1680 and settled in the northern New Jersey area marrying into Dutch families. Any help you can give me in pointing to any research sites, is greatly appreciated. Elizabeth LaRoe
  21. I started this section to publish a few ledgers I have gotten over the years. I do not have many, but they might be of assistance to others. I generally focus on getting ledgers from local community stores or businesses and my primary goal is to obtain them from as far back as my ancestors were in that area. I am looking for the following: New Jersey - 1700 - 1900 Pennsylvania - 1720 - 1880 New York - 1680 - 1850 Connecticut - 1630 - 1800 Massachusetts - 1630 - 1800 Rhode Island - 1630 - 1800
  22. I had an interesting time meeting with the chapter yesterday. Brought back the reason I was interested in joining from the beginning. I hope I can find a way to participate without becoming involved in politics or stress. Joining non-profit volunteer organizations should be fun.
  23. This might be really helpful if it looked at local wars or disease.
  24. Really made an attempt to expand the listings of my books. Though only the basic information is part of the initial postings, I believe in time additional information will be added to those entries.
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