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From: "CA" <>
Subject: Re: [DK] Heligoland??-- in the North Sea! CORRECTION!!! Danish Census?
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 07:36:26 +1000
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Paula ~
Perhaps after the holidays someone in Denmark with a special interest in the
area will be able to tell us!

Happy New Years, (let's hope a new beginning for mankind)

Cai ~

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paula Goodfellow" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 1:56 AM
Subject: Re: [DK] Heligoland??-- in the North Sea! CORRECTION!!! Danish
Census?


> Thanks Cai-- I've pass this on to the person with this ancestor-- sounds
> like it may be difficult to find his birth record, at least for someone
> who doesn't live there. I looked at the LDS FHC and there are no church
> records or vital records there for Helgoland/ Heligoland. Paula
> On Dec 25, 2005, at 10:20 PM, CA wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Well Helgoland/Heligoland has had a very turbulent history -- so as to a
>> Danish census - I just don't know - it may depend on the time- period,
>> but it was British from 1807 until 1890 when it became German. Prior to
>> 1807 it was bounced around a lot -- sometimes part of the Danish ruled
>> duchy of Schleswig - other times under Denmark proper - and other times
>> ruled by the Hanseatic ''city'' of Hamburg!
>> I suggest you read about it here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
>> Heligoland scroll to the header 'History' -- really fascinating.
>>
>> Cai ~
>>
>> I think Winston Churchill's -- "it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery,
>> inside an enigma" -- is most applicable to Helgoland/ Heligoland!
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paula Goodfellow" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 3:09 PM
>> Subject: Re: [DK] Heligoland??-- in the North Sea! CORRECTION!!!
>>
>>
>>> Thanks Cai-- so do you think that this was included in the Danish
>>> census? And if so, what county? Paula
>>> On Dec 25, 2005, at 8:53 PM, CA wrote:
>>>
>>>> I MADE AN ERROR -- now corrected
>>>>
>>>> It should of course follow Elbe - north-west ---
>>>> --and here is an info site about the 150 acre island
>>>> http://www.answers.com/topic/heligoland
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Paula,
>>>>> Helgoland is a small island in the North Sea -- a part of
>>>>> Schleswig-Holstein --- north-west of the river Elbe's mouth! If you
>>>>> start out on Hamburg -- follow the river Elbe's line north- west out
>>>>> into the North Sea you'll run into it not to far out!
>>>>>
>>>>> Cai
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paula Goodfellow"
>>>>> <>
>>>>> To: <>
>>>>> Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 2:08 PM
>>>>> Subject: [DK] Heligoland??
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm trying to help someone with a Danish ancestor. Her information
>>>>>> is that he was named Richard Jacobsen, and born around 1850 in
>>>>>> Heligoland or Helgoland, Denmark. Any ideas about what that place
>>>>>> might be? Paula
>>>>>




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