i need help with my ancestors

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i need help finding the parents of my great great great grandpa, hans christian tiede, born december 21 1850, and died july 8 1934, born in halstein, germany, and died in batavia, genesee county, new york thanks for your help people
in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Crew (400 points)

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In the 1900 census he appears as 49 years old, immigrated in 1886, married in 1877, wife Anna (age 55), children Carl (22), Emma (21), Willie (19), and Fred (16) born in Germany, daughter Ellen (11) born in New York (see ancestry.com behind paywall).

On this basis he can be identified as the Hans Chr. (Christian) Thiede, age 35, who departed on the Rhaetia from Hamburg on 4 March 1886 with wife Anna (age 41) and children Carl (9), Emma (7), Wilhelm (4), and Friedrich (3) (see Hamburg shipping list at ancestry.com). This Hans Christian Thiede gave his place of origin as Appen in Holstein (just outside Pinneberg, about 20 km northwest of Hamburg).

by Living Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (83.9k points)
Dang it, archion.de is down right now, so I can't check whether they have the church books for Appen.
i said i needed help finding his parents, the rest of the info i dont need
I know. Patience. "Halstein" is a big area, to find his parents, one first has to identify exactly where in Holstein he came from.
another problem is how im not a member on ancestry because i dont have money to get member so getting info is hard
Many people use wikitree instead of other sites because there is no charge to put your ancestors and trees on this site.  Most of us also use family search site for research since there is no charge to research information and find sources for our ancestors.

O.k., I am afraid I'm coming up empty.  You are not going to find their parents at ancestry.com anyway, as ancestry.com does not have the church records from that area of Holstein.

Appen was in the clerical district ("Kirchspiel") of Rellingen. The church books for Rellingen are indeed available at archion.de (a paysite run by the Protestant churches of Germany). There are no indexes available for baptisms, but I thumbed through the baptismal registers for late 1850/early 1851 and did not find an entry for a Tiede/Thiede there. Perhaps another German researcher who has access to archion.de might want to doublecheck my work here.

It also appears that this area was included in the Danish census of 1855. The volume for Pinneberg district ("Amt Pinneberg"), in which Appen was located, has been put online by familysearch.org (which is a free site, but requires registration) here. Unfortunately, this particular area appears to be one of the few parts of Holstein whose censuses have not yet been indexed by the Danes (for their census indexes, which are also free, see here). And quite frankly I don't feel like thumbing through 600 pages of a census volume to try and find this family - though someone else might want to give it a try.

sounds like it might be an idea to edit your question and add Germany as another tag.
im the same person from earlier but on a new account. i may have found him with the last name "Thiedemann" with his father being hans joachim tiedemann. still not sure if its him though

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