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Dear Germany Project member,

it's annual check-in time 2023. If you still wish to remain a member of the Germany Project, please reply to this post, by stating this intention. If we don’t hear from you in the next 30 days, your membership badge will be removed. In this case please don't be offended ... you're welcome to rejoin at any time. Please also note, that in order to receive help, with researching your German ancestors, membership is not mandatory. Just ask your questions in the G2G forum and tag them with Germany in order for knowledgeable people to see them.

If you wish to remain a member, we would like to learn more about your perception of the Germany Project in order to achieve a future development according to our members needs and wishes. For this, we created a survey, which we kindly ask you to fill-in.

In case you want to communicate, discuss and receive help about WikiTree in German, you might want to check out the WikiTree category at Compgen’s Discourse as well as the German Discord server Ahnenforschung.

Of course there’s still the official WikiTree Discord server, where we usually talk English. Feel free to learn more about Discord and the server at Help:Discord.

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posted by Florian Straub
I wish to remain in the Germany Project
posted by Bruce Fosnocht
Hi Bruce,. I’m the daughter of Jerry Binkley, granddaughter of Vernon Binkley. I had been in communication with you awhile back but i can no longer access the email address I had given for Binkley family events
posted by Donna Binkley
edited by Donna Binkley
63828440 Findagrave for Martha Binkley Rohrer Binkley-587
posted by Beth Binkley

You communicated to me "I have made a thorough search for your Goeltzers in the church books of Mimbach and Webenheim, and have got them all sourced to the original church books. There will be several more trusted list requests made so I can get rid of these duplicates and a few others."

I am pleased that our records match, but you have had better access to original sources.

Fantastic work!. Be sure to post the sources you have found. Thanks much.

David Reichle

posted by David Reichle
Hi Bruce,

I wanted to touch base and see if you have any questions about the Germany Project. Have you read the main Project page? Most of the basic info on the Project will be linked to that page, here:

I see that you've joined our Google Group (thank you!). You can ask questions relating to German genealogy there as well as on G2G. Also, as a project member, you can join us and chat in real-time on Discord. More info on joining Discord is available on the main project page.

Have you checked out our teams? We encourage you to join at least one of them. Just let me know what interests you and there's probably a team for that!

Do you have any suggestions on how we might improve the project? Are there any new teams or resource pages you’d like to see created? I am always available to answer questions as is my co-leader, Dieter. Just let us know if you need anything!

Best regards, Traci ~Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hello Bruce. I am Rachel Bickel`s 2nd great granddaughter. we worked with each other I should say just bounced ideas off each other, I had George Washington Bickel as her father and Nancy Glassford as her mother. My family member gave me years ago not thinking she was wrong at the time I placed. but with much searching and reading your comments on the Bickel . I disconnect the parents. I felt they were wrong. As you stated on the profile of Tobias I think. I been searching for the past year. I have found that John Michael Bickel 1771-1855 and Elizabeth Weitzel 1776-2857 possible also a Jacob Bickel 1770--1843 and Margaret 1770-1850 . I have dna match to some of the Zellers. I know you were searching another person when you came across the Bickel name. Just wondering if you happen to come across other information
posted by Mary Gulish
Hi Bruce,

Thanks for joining the Germany Project! I've awarded you a project member badge. When you have a chance, please do the following:

1. Read the main Germany Project Page ( to familiarize yourself with what we do.

2. Submit a join request to our Google Group (, where our project communicates. **Please make sure to add your name and WikiTree ID** to the request so we can get you set up.

3. Join a Team: On our main project page, we have listed several teams that cover regional, functional, historical and migrational interests. You might find that one of our 16 regional teams may be a good fit (i.e. Baden-Württemberg). Simply post a comment on the Team page to join whichever team suits you.

We look forward to working with you! Please feel free to contact me with any questions any time.

Thanks! Traci Thiessen ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Bruce,

Thanks for taking responsibility for Orphaned Profiles. This is a courtesy email to share the After Adopting Orphans FAQ which explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need from their profile managers. One quick way to find the profiles you adopted is by searching your Contributions List for the word "adopted" and "manager." You can find a quick link to your Contributions List in the My WikiTree dropdown menu.

If you will be working with any profiles needing GEDCOM cleanup, the AGC tool can help with formatting so that you can concentrate on the research. You can read more about it in the WikiTree AGC FAQ.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources; find or merge duplicates; clean up GEDCOM or merged biographies; or interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag

I have added you to Elizabeth as her manager and removed myself. I also did it for her mother and father. I also removed all the Posey children from her profile. There are several siblings in Wikitree but I did not do anything for them. If you have any trouble with them post a request for the trusted list and I will fix them if you can't gain access. Turns out that Elizabeth Matz was his wife, but not YOUR Elizabeth Matz. So sorry for the mixup.

posted by Lee Posey

I think I got you added to all my Binkley profiles correctly. Thanks so much

posted by [Living Knight]
Hi Bruce! I think that I've properly granted you access as requested. Please do let me know if I didn't quite get it done correctly or if you need more.

Thanks a bunch for your help!!

posted by Jeff Groves
I'm fine with removing Burri-2 as wife of Christian Binggeli and mother of his children, and adding a new Elsbeth Burri. We can always merge them later if it turns out she was the correct one. We'd need to remove the death date for Burri-2, right?
posted by E. Gatlin

I just added you to Adams trusted list. Thanks so much for all your hard work

posted by [Living Knight]
Bruce, thank you for the link to the Johannes Fausnaught decendants. I was fascinated by the names of other branches. I have traced my own line through Johannes back to the origin in Switzerland to the birth of Johann Jacob Fassnacht in Bern, Switzerland in 1601. so from Bernard <- Johannes <-Christian Samuel<-Samuel <-David Friedrich <-Johann Jacob
posted by Cynda Fosnaught

As far as I know, the surnames were Lehman and Lehmann basically. I understand that they were Mennonites and migrated to Germany to escape persecution around the 16th to 17th centuries. Still uncovering information about them-they eventually migrated to Pennsylvania, and I believe the earliest documented ancestor is a "Peter Lehman" around 1680 or so.

posted by Joel Layman
Hi Bruce,

Peter Binggeli (Binckele/Binkley) is my 8th great grandfather. I live near Bethania and Bethabara and therefore have been able to visit several family members graves. Then the line continues through Leonard Moser. I have several paternal and maternal ancestors from Switzerland and France, especially in the (often confused) Alsace region. Many went to Switzerland, while many came to the States. If you have time, I'd be curious to know if Geiger shows up in Bern, Switzerland. Most likely late 1700's - late 1800's.

Thank you! Sylvia

posted by Sylvia Benton
Bruce, in light of your message to me today regarding Stahli, I have Stahl and Stall as surnames in my my family tree but no Stahli. However, when I look at DNA matches on Ancestry, four of my matches have Stahli in their tree. One in particular has a Caspar Stahli (Swiss-born?) with a son named Christian Stahli. This is notable to me as one line of research done by my family to determine the forbears of 3rd great grandfather William Stahl (1782-1830, PA) have found that his father may have been Christian Stall (1720-1786, PA) and his grandfather may have been Caspar Stall (1679-1737).
posted by David Stahl

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