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Sabine 10-27-2013 06:12 AM

Genealogy
 
Hi @all,

I love Genealogy. To search the Family History is making Fun and the results are bringing sometimes lost Family together and fill the heart with love.

My Grandfather left my Grandma a short while before my Father was born. Because the US Soldier has to drive home after the 2.WW. And the have lost Contact. So many years I was searching through the WorldWideWeb. (And the are so many wonderful webpages for Familysearch).
After Years of leaving notices on several Genalogy and Army Pages I receved an email "The one you are looking for there, is my father. It looks like I'm probably your uncle."
So my father met, after more than 50 years his Father and they had a peaceful time before my grandfather passed away. Unfortunately I never meet him in real Just a awesome phone call.

And the last years I was searching for the Father of my partner. She has seen him last time when she was 4 years old. Her Parents her divorced and her father went back to the USA (Also US Soldier). I also left several noticed on Genealogy websites. And checked them from time to time. A few weeks ago I saw a search request of a woman. And I thought this must be a match...
Well, It IS a match . :-D
This woman is a sister of my partners Father...
She lives in Oshkosh /WI and an other aunt lives in Beloit/WI.
Unfortunately they also have lost contact to their brother. But this part of the Family is happy that they we have found them.

It is so awesome..

So, If you search for your lost part of the Family, never give up..

snowflake22 10-27-2013 07:16 AM

Genealogy
 
This is amazing, Sabine!!

Very inspirational, thank you for sharing 💚




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Jeff Westover 10-27-2013 07:26 AM

I know exactly what you are talking about. I have amazing stories of lost family found on both sides. I continue to work on my family history when I'm not working on Christmas. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

MerryCarey 10-27-2013 09:00 AM

Inspiring stories! Wars bring so many people together, only to tear them apart. It's a happy ending when they can come together again.

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Originally Posted by Sabine (Post 567478)
Hi @all,

I love Genealogy. To search the Family History is making Fun and the results are bringing sometimes lost Family together and fill the heart with love.

My Grandfather left my Grandma a short while before my Father was born. Because the US Soldier has to drive home after the 2.WW. And the have lost Contact. So many years I was searching through the WorldWideWeb. (And the are so many wonderful webpages for Familysearch).
After Years of leaving notices on several Genalogy and Army Pages I receved an email "The one you are looking for there, is my father. It looks like I'm probably your uncle."
So my father met, after more than 50 years his Father and they had a peaceful time before my grandfather passed away. Unfortunately I never meet him in real Just a awesome phone call.

And the last years I was searching for the Father of my partner. She has seen him last time when she was 4 years old. Her Parents her divorced and her father went back to the USA (Also US Soldier). I also left several noticed on Genealogy websites. And checked them from time to time. A few weeks ago I saw a search request of a woman. And I thought this must be a match...
Well, It IS a match . :-D
This woman is a sister of my partners Father...
She lives in Oshkosh /WI and an other aunt lives in Beloit/WI.
Unfortunately they also have lost contact to their brother. But this part of the Family is happy that they we have found them.

It is so awesome..

So, If you search for your lost part of the Family, never give up..


Jeff Westover 10-27-2013 09:56 AM

My grandfather died in Germany in WWII. My Mom was only a month old the last time he saw her.

When I was a little boy, maybe 9 or so, a stranger showed up at our door asking for my mother. She did not know him but he called her by her father's last name and I saw her for the first time in my life ... as a child.

He simply said, "I've been to Europe and took this picture and something told me you needed it." So he handed her a snapshot of a simple cross in a military cemetery in France, showing her father's name, rank and date of death.

Mom melted instantly in tears and I swear in that moment I saw a heart turn. From that moment forward she had a passion for developing her family history and finding them -- and what was once a situation where she knew NO ONE from that side of the family there are now in our family pedigree more than 20,000 names and some histories my mother has uncovered in those years since that day.

All because a stranger followed a prompting to connect a dead soldier with his daughter through a picture.

I consider that family history work as one of my mother's greatest accomplishments and one of my most sacred treasures.

Sabine 10-27-2013 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeff Westover (Post 567558)
My grandfather died in Germany in WWII..........
........ So he handed her a snapshot of a simple cross in a military cemetery in France, showing her father's name, rank and date of death.
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He died in Germany and is buried in France? Do you know if he was a member of the 3rd Infantry Division?

Head Elf 10-27-2013 05:58 PM

Through Ancestry.com and a few other sites, I met cousins in England and Ireland. I had the chance to go over to Ireland and England/Wales and finally met them in person. The history, I so hated in High School has now prompted me to continue searching. I never realized where all of my traditions had come from and now after visiting "family" I know.... That means so much more to me now.... I have connected with family all over the United States and have gotten to become a member of the D.A.R. The one side I am looking for is my Scots side, which disappears with my great-great grandfather.... with a name of James Alan Young it is virtually impossible to locate his birth area. We think it is Ayr, but with the 13th most common name, it keeps me going.

Sabine 11-30-2013 09:01 AM

Amazing Family Reunion
 
Well, since a few days my Partner is in Contact with her Father.
Isīt so amazing...They have Video Chat ob Facebook and when they talked first time since more than 40 years. Tears on both sides..
The best Christmas Gift ever for her and her Dad.
And they have accepted me as a part of the family too.
We hope we can fly to the states next summer to visit them all..

snowflake22 11-30-2013 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Sabine (Post 578304)
Well, since a few days my Partner is in Contact with her Father.
Isīt so amazing...They have Video Chat ob Facebook and when they talked first time since more than 40 years. Tears on both sides..
The best Christmas Gift ever for her and her Dad.
And they have accepted me as a part of the family too.
We hope we can fly to the states next summer to visit them all..

That is so wonderful, Sabine. I am so happy for you guys. Much love & Christmas blessings to you all!!


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trackrebel 11-30-2013 12:41 PM

Sabine, I am so so happy for You and Yoru partner!!!!! Bless all of You!!!


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