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From: "Don Watson" <>
Subject: Re: [Ger-Sur] - How to find that elusive surname! Town name??? as in STINGLWAGNER or STINGLWAGER........
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 14:18:25 -0500
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The community of 84378 Dietersburg in Bayern (Bavaria) has birth, baptismal,
and marriage records for Stinglwager from about 1620 or so. It has absorbed
the ancient village of Stinglwager. If you know his faith or confession, you
can look up the church archive address at ......
http://members.cox.net/hessen/telephones.htm . Check for "Kirchen" in
"Dietersburg", or in advanced search, search for Kirchen in the zip code
zone. Read the instructions for abbreviating the zip code when you use it to
identify all the small villages in the vicinity where persons with your
surname may live.
A complete explanation of how to write to Germany (if your area FHC doesn't
have access to the microfilm) is at
http://members.cox.net/hessen/hsstory.htm , including letters already in the
German language, complete with instructions.
Be careful when you drop by your FHC, or write to Germany. Stinglwager AND
Stinglwagner are both German surnames. Mention both spellings. Stinglwagner
may mean one who fashions devices to shred stalks of their produce, or to
shred weeds, foilage, etc. Stinglwager would mean someone from the village
of Stinglwag - that may have been the origin of both spellings.