Andy Gürth
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Andy Gürth

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Andy A. Gürth aka Gyrth
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Brother of [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Andy Gürth is German.
Andy Gürth is a member of the Germany Project.
Andy Gürth ist ein Mitglied des Deutschland-Projekts (Germany Project).
Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
This user can contribute with an intermediate level of English.
Этот участник свободно владеет русским языком.
Andy Gürth has German Roots.


Time Zone

Central European Summer Time (CEST) is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)


Hello and Welcome!
- paternal ancestry from Nordböhmen Sudetenland (North Bohemia) and Schlesien (Silesia)
- maternal ancestry from Sachsen Lausitz (Saxony) and Schlesien (Silesia)

other ancestors come from Preußen (Prussia), Pommern (Pomerania), Posen (Poznan), Galizien (Galicia), Wolhynien (Volhynia, Volyn)

I'm a direct descendant of
- Josef Gürth (7 generations; great-great-great-great-great-grandson)
- Johann Gottfried Tranzschel (7 generations; great-great-great-great-great-grandson)
- Anna Rosina 'Rose' Hladky nee Pobuda (6 generations; great-great-great-great-grandson)
- Josef Teubner (6 generations; great-great-great-great-grandson)

- ancestral connection back to Grégoire de Douay born 1490 in Saint-Python, Cambrai, France (Huguenot)
- Otto von Bismarck-Schönhausen is 38 Degrees from Andy Gürth
- HRH Queen Elizabeth II Windsor is 39 Degrees from Andy Gürth
- Tom Selleck is 40 Degrees from Andy Gürth

Surnames I'm researching

  • Gürth (Sudetenland - u.a. Warnsdorf, Hennersdorf, Niemes, Pressburg),
  • Müller (Schlesien - u.a. Zerbau (Lerchenberg), Glogau, Bertelsdorf bei Lauban, Ostritz),
  • Wuttig (Sachsen - Dresden, Torgau, Görlitz),
  • Tranzschel (Sachsen - Dresden, Bautzen),
  • Görner (Sudetenland - Nieder-Preschkau / Neubukow),
  • Vollenbroich (Sachsen - Dresden),
  • Goldschmidt (Sachsen - Dresden),
  • Pfützner/Werner (Wolhynien / Galizien),
  • Heller (Schlesien / Sachsen - Dresden),
  • Ludwig (Schlesien - Breslau / Sachsen - Wurzen, Baalsdorf),
  • Härtig (Sachsen - Dresden),
  • Eger (Sudetenland),
  • Beloch (Schlesien),
  • Douay/Duy (Huguenots)

and many more

Gürth - my own village

Relationship with the following families emigrated from Europe to the USA & Canada:
Heckert, Spitzke, Steinke/Stankey, Hildebrand, Dietmeyer, Helwig

WikiTree Projekte / projects

Galicia Project
Germany Project
Palatine Migration Project
Prussia Team
Pomerania, Prussia Team
Russian Roots Project

Projekte / projects

Bayerischer Landesverein für Familienkunde e.V.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft ostdeutscher Familienforscher e.V.
Leipziger Genealogische Gesellschaft e.V.
Vereinigung Sudetendeutscher Familienforscher e.V.
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
I actively work on Find-a-Grave + BillionGraves and help other users with capturing, transcription and translation of German headstone inscriptions.
Find a Grave - contributor 48803007 awg
BillionGraves - contributor awg
FamilySearch - A.W. Guerth - awg


Scotland Project
Andy Gürth has an interest in Scottish Clans.
Glencoe Wood Nature Reserve

I'm a landowner and Lord of Clencoe, Argyll, Highland, Scotland (charitable title). With this I support the preservation of nature reserves in the Scottish Highlands. I’ve chosen to take an active part in restoring the once lush Highland landscape, ravaged by commercial forestry and overgrazing over the years, to its former glory. It also help to conserve and protect the plants and animals that call these areas home and keep them safe from further devastation.

Brauerei (Brewery) Gürth - Weißenfels

Brauerei Gürth

►founded in 1838 by Johann Caspar Gürth
►1845 first beer
►1938 100 year celebration as the oldest private brewery in the city
►1972 expropriated by GDR and converted into a VEB
►1978 closed
►in the following years the buildings became ruins
►2008 demolition of the ruins


If you find errors on any of my submitted records, please be so kind and let me know so I can correct those. It's important for all of us hobby-family-researchers and historians to remain accurate in the data we publish.

When researching European names, pay specific attention to the spelling, especially when uncommon letters are involved.
In German there are those "Umlaute": Ä, Ö, Ü, ä, ö, ü and ß.
Do not assume that Schäfer and Schaefer are the same.
And Boeck is not the same as Böck.

Ich würde mich sehr über Kontakte mit anderen deutschen Muttersprachlern hier in WikiTree freuen, um vielleicht eine deutschsprachige Gruppe zu gründen (um sich auch mal einfach in der Muttersprache austauschen zu können) und gemeinsam die erschreckend vielen Fehler in den Ortsangaben bei den europäischen Siedlungsgebieten von deutschstämmigen Personen zu korrigieren. Wenn Daten im 17. Jahrhundert mit einer Ortsangabe von nach 1945 gegründeten Bundesländern der BRD hinterlegt sind, ist das nicht nur historisch falsch. Und wie viele Orte in den historischen Gebieten Wolhynien und Galizien auf einmal zu Deutschland gehören, nur weil da Kolonisten aus deutschen Landen siedelten, ist auch bemerkenswert. Die Kenntnis von europäischer Geschichte und Geographie scheint bei den amerikanischen Freunden nicht sonderlich ausgeprägt zu sein. Aber das ist ja auch bei FamilySearch und Ancestry usw. leider zur Genüge festzustellen. Und wenn Ortsangaben vor der Unabhängigkeitserklärung mit 'USA' angegeben werden, scheinen die Kenntnisse übers eigene Land wohl auch nicht sehr vertieft zu sein ;-)
Und als DataDoctor muss man dann den ganzen Unsinn u.a. in den diversen Wettbewerben wieder zeitaufwändig korrigieren und berichtigen. Von dem ganzen GEDCOM-Import-Junk mal ganz zu schweigen....


  • First hand information. entered by myself ☺
  • Germany, Births and Baptisms
  • My Life
  • Familienbuch (Family Book) der Familie Gürth

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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.

Kind regards from Black Forest

Flo (Project Coordinator Research/Resources)
posted by Florian Straub
Ja ich bin weiterhin beim Deutschland-Projekt dabei!
posted by Andy Gürth
Hello Andy,

Thank you so much for adding the information that you have to the German Project Prussia page.

Kind regards, Steve Thomas

posted by Steve Thomas
Hi Andy,

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
Andy, not sure how you came upon that error on my Grandfather, Erwin Scott, Sr. But thank you for taking the time to find and make that correction.
posted by Scott Atkinson
Thanks for adding a reference code to my William Russell profile. Can't believe I missed that! I am always correcting other people's profiles for the same error. LOL
Thank you I will try to change spelling on that thank you very much.
posted by [Living Barnett]
Thank you for your work on cleaning up names during the Data Doctor Challenge this week. Every contribution helps us get closer to clearing all suggestions!

Emma :-)