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Tracing German ancestors in Australia - tips please?

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Re: Tracing German ancestors in Australia - tips please?

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 3:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ha ha - don't be scared and you're right TROVE is the BEST!!!

Do not "buy into" information or lack of info due to misspell or 1 day or 1 YEAR off in dates and times.

My family arrived in Adelaide 1860 and the name at that time was LEWITZKA. I'll give you a guess at how many different iterations of THAT surname there are in the Australian government records. (Hint: It's more than 10)

Our records in Germany were difficult to trace because our ancestral lands were 'East Germany' until the thaw and there's been a lag in digitizing info. Plus, there is a BING and/or BabelFish translator tool that can help you decipher.

I sent a note to a German genealogist using the online translator and apologizing for my lack of German. He wouldn't believe me since the translation was so good. He teased me.

More than one way to skin a cat!
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pipamay 13 Jan 2013 9:09AM GMT 
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pipamay 13 Jan 2013 10:14PM GMT 
RhondaEmbee 13 Jan 2013 11:23PM GMT 
pipamay 14 Jan 2013 10:31AM GMT 
RhondaEmbee 14 Jan 2013 10:33PM GMT 
pipamay 16 Jan 2013 5:02AM GMT 
Valsobo 16 Jan 2013 10:19PM GMT 
pipamay 16 Jan 2013 11:49PM GMT 
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