What if records are giving me different birth locations?

+7 votes
I need help for an Ancestor.  A Johann (John) Heringer Born March 28 1863 and Died May 04, 1936. Married to Ludwicka Massier. His documents give 2 different birth locations. Some in Russia and some in Germany.  He is in the U.S. American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.  Is there any way to find out for sure.  I cannot find the actual birth certificate.  

(The historical society of Germans from Russia Document is not in English so I do not know if that gives a birth location.)
WikiTree profile: Johann Heringer
in Genealogy Help by Jennifer Mudd G2G Crew (340 points)
edited by Jennifer Mudd

3 Answers

+7 votes

The obituary from the Historical Society of Germans from Russia just says that he was born on March 28, 1863, in Russia - Russland.

Go to https://library.ndsu.edu/db/naturalization/. If you put in the name for Johann Heringer, it shows a record for him and lets you order his naturalization records.  If it has his declaration, that could be a real help.  They identify places of birth.

by Roger Stong G2G6 Pilot (180k points)
edited by Roger Stong
Thank you, I will try this.
+2 votes

contact the Stadtarchiv of the german town and ask if they still have the birth record in their archieves or where they can be found or you ask  the parish for his baptism entry.
by Felix Hofmann G2G Crew (640 points)
+1 vote
The Germany Project has regional pages with lli9nks to loal gernesalogy groups, cemeteries and churches   you might check the Germany Project   we also have  number of local members.
by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (682k points)

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