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  • The 1848 Revolutions were "the most widespread revolutionary wave in european history" and the German revolutions of 1848-1849 that branched off targeted German unification. After the failed revolution(s), many of the participants, known as Forty-Eighter, emigrated to the U.S. and elsewhere either due to dissapointment or due to political suppression. The disapora of those who emigrated and their influence in their new host countries is one potentiai topic and the effect of those who remained in Europe and their influence in achieving unification in 1871 is another. Anderson-23510 19:25, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Schwalm cultural region in northern Hesse (includes Ascherode, Gungelshausen, Holzburg, Leimbach, Loshausen, Merzhausen, Niedergrenzebach, Obergrenzebach, Ransbach, Riebelsdorf, Röllshausen, Rückershausen, Salmshausen, Schönberg, Schrecksbach, Steina, Wasenberg, Willingshausen, Zella, and Ziegenhain) Haggard-634 19:05, 10 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Siberia, Kazakhstan, & Ural mountain Germans (or should these be separate?) (need a coordinator/s)
  • The North Sea islands of Nordfriesland (Foehr, Amrum, Sylt, etc.) in Schleswig-Holstein. I am particularly interested in Foehr where my paternal grandmother Marie Dorothea (Cordes) Benefiel and her parents emigrated from in 1895. I know there were many Foehrers who emigrated to America (particularly the Midwest and Northern California) in that era, e.g. have a look at
  • Germany Pre-1700 subproject. To improve profiles of early (Pre-1700) German people and their descendants (Pre-1700). Jana Shea 15:53 17 March 2019 (EST)
  • A Switzerland Project is in the works. Space:Switzerland At this point I don't know yet whether it will be a Full Project or a Sub-project, but Canton Sub-categories are being created. Rheintal would be a sub-category to the Canton of Saint Gallen.
  • Hi! I am Appell-23. My german is limited, but I would love to be a part of or create and manage a subgroup concentrating just on the region of Waldeck, as almost all of my relatives are from Nieder Wildungen or Alt Wildungen, which is today called Bad Wildungen.
    • (1200-1712) County Waldeck; (1712-1868) became Principality of Waldeck-Pyrmont, (1868 - 1929) maintained it's legislatively sovereign principality within Prussia and in 1929 officially became a part of Prussia.I plan to go there this fall (if all goes well) to meet up with locals and would love to photograph the cemeteries.

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  • Russian-German subproject, which includes sub-subprojects Volhynia, Volga Germans, Black Sea/Crimean Germans, and their subsequent forced removal to Siberia & Kazakhstan or emigration to the U.S. Canada, etc. R. Neff Neff-1845 04:04, 19 February 2019 (UTC)|Kylie 19 May 2021

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No, I am not familiar with those places and I do not have that information. I am using the information from Grandma OnLine the Mennonite Heritage website. I may be able to put you in contact with someone much more knowledgeable than myself. If you're interested please send me your e-mail address to [email address removed] (I check that address more often - WikiTree didn't like it so I had to get a gmail account. - I will forward your address to Weldon Harms and see if he might have time to work with you. Dewey
posted by Dewey Neufeld
Do you have any plans for a Mennonite Heritage sub-group? The Mennonites migrated to Prussia from various countries, living there about 250 years before migrating to Ukraine area of Russia for about 100 years before coming to the new world. Mennonite Heritage has a difficult place finding a landing. Even Switzerland was figured into the mixture.

Also do you have examples of your standards for biographies, etc. At my age (82), I am a slow learner. I am trying to enter GEDCOM for the Harms family. Input is the California Mennonite Historical Society (GRanDMA Online 6) which is translating old church records into English. I think two Mennonite colleges are also participating in this project. Is this source fairly acceptable? I realize whatever we enter will probably need revising as new information becomes available. This may not be the "professional" approach, but to my naive, something is better than nothing--even if we have to make corrections as we go. Anyway, I will try to abide by your guidance. I am not trying to "rock the boat" I am just trying to get as many family members into the system as possible, with the hope someone will correct any mistakes I happen to make.

posted by Dewey Neufeld
I see you are working on Harms. They are a big part of the area I've been investigating (Luneberger Heide, Niedersachsen). Do you have that data here yet?
posted by Steven Greenwood

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