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From: "Delores Bryan" <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] need help
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 20:53:35 -0500
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I am searching for the name David, Otto August born Aug.15,1874 Died Jan
13,1954 on the Island of Sylt, town of list. He lived in Stettin when he
married Anna Auguste Bethke Nov 12,1869. His son Kurt born Jan 13,1905
Married Else Auguste Boeckler Dec.28,1927 in Stettin their Daughter ,Gisela
Margarete born April 5,1930 in Stettin, a son Peter Georg born June
11,1942 in Stettin, a son Guenter Horst born Aug.14, 1934 in Stettin. I'm
lost I can't find a death or marriage record or where to search. Could I
assume they all went with Otto to Island of Sylt? Otto had two more sons:
Otto Friedrich born Sept 24,1906 and Walter Erich Born Oct 7,1907 . Either
Otto or Walter was killed in the war I am told. Which war? I can't find a
for Otto or Walter. Would anyone have any idea where this family could be
found?None of them came to America.Thank you so much.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Debbie Greenlee" <>
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [POLAND] need help
> "DAVID" is not a Polish spelling as there isn't a "v" in the Polish
> alphabet. The Polish spelling would be "Dawid." Did I hear you say,
> Just because the spelling shows up in Rymut's database, doesn't mean the
> name is of a Polish origin. It just means that someone with that
> spelling lived in Poland in 1990. It can be a tool though for figuring
> out a correct spelling. In this case it would help to know the letters
> of the Polish alphabet.
> The purpose of the site is to find where surnames are located in Poland
> but that doesn't mean it has anything to do with an origin of a surname
> nor where your ancestors lived. Many people were moved around Poland not
> just out of it.
> You don't have to read Polish in order to research your family. Most of
> us didn't a dupa from ....never mind. Anyway, there are plenty of aids
> available on line and in "real" books for translating records and
> I think you'd benefit from the book, _Polish Roots_, by Rosemary
> Chorzempa. It's a great how-to book. There is a specific way to trace
> your Polish ancestry and this book will give you the road to follow.
> Now, you have a special situation in that your "dates" are recent. That
> means you could have more trouble getting information out of US
> governmental offices. You need to collect as much information as
> possible from relatives and ask them about records. Photographs often
> have helpful information as do old address books.
> There are a lot of questions that come to mind about your grandparents.
> Perhaps if you can give us a bit more info an tell us what exactly
> you've done so far, we can help you more.
> What are your grandparents' full names?
> When did they die and where?
> Did they come to the US?
> If not, who (name and relation to your grandparents) did immigrate and
> Delores Bryan wrote:
> > Debbie,
> > I used your advice and entered two of my surnames and came up with 208
for EBEL surname and 26 for DAVID surname. Both grandparents lived in Poland
> > until 1945 for sure. Can you help me with where to go for records? I hit
> > brick wall. I can't read Polish either. Thanks Delores Bryan
> > > Anna,
> > > Your names to not appear to be Polish but they could be misspelled.
> > > Do you know their religion? The best way to locate records in Poland
> > > through the churches especially if they were Roman Catholic.
> > > Do you know if your parents were married in Poland, Germany, Australia
> > > or somewhere else?
> > >
> > > I looked at the Kazimierz Rymut Surname database and could not locate
> > > any of your surnames. That means there weren't any people in Poland in
> > > 1990 with any of these surnames. What is the probability that they are
> > > spelled incorrectly? You might want to do some exploring yourself in
> > > above mentioned database. You don't need to read Polish. At this
> > > I think you should just be interested in locating a correct spelling.
> > > Go to: http://www.herby.com.pl/herby/
> > > click on the blue letters: "Sl~ownika Nazwisk Wspól~czes~nie w Polsce
> > > Uz~ywanych". On the next page in the box, type a surname and hit
> > > If the response starts with, "Nie znaleziono nazwiska ..." then the
> > > name, as spelled, did not exist in Poland in 1990.
> > >
> > > You can find a letter writing guide in Polish/English at PolishRoots
> > > Polish Genealogical Source: http://www.PolishRoots.org/
> > > Click on "Reference", then "Letter Writing." Most everyone starts off
> > > this very same way so please don't hesitate to use the translation
> > > guide. It works.
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