Florian Straub
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Florian Straub

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I prefer to be called Flo. Unless otherwise noted, profiles created (or extended) by me usually are about people of Roman Catholic faith.
Florian Straub
Born 1980s.
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Son of [private father (1950s - unknown)] and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 2 May 2019 | Last significant change: 27 Jun 2022
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Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
This user can contribute with an advanced level of English.
Florian was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the G2G Forum!


In spring 2008 his grandmother showed him some paintings by the Swiss painter Frank Buchser and told him that this person was his great great great grandfather. He was keen to understand this and asked her more about his ancestors and relatives and took notes. He put the information he collected into his own DokuWiki. There he wrote people articles about them like he had done in German Wikipedia for years.

For almost ten years he didn't spend too much time with this until he researched something for a Wikipedia article at FamilySearch and learned that they suddenly required registration. He registered, but didn't find what he was looking for. The website asked if he wanted to start his family tree. He had time, so he entered a bit from the data he collected from grandma combined with some sheets his former boss (an amateur genealogist for decades) had given to him. Suddenly the website started suggesting additional data and he started linking, adding and merging people. When he learned that all of this goes into one big world tree, he perceived it like Wikipedia and started a new hobby that would soon complete devour the old one.

Another two years later he gave another try to this other website called WikiTree, that he soon perceived a lot cooler than the FamilySearch family tree, because people seemed to care more for sources and one was able to write "real" articles like back then in Wikipedia. Since than he's basically sitting in front of the pc waiting to be picked up by his family …


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Wow, Florian; that is excellent. Your work brings my ancestor's (George Lawrence Purtell's) entry to life. It also provides jumping-off points for people who want to take the information in new directions. I am happy to use this example as guidance for my own future family work.
posted by Keith Purtell
edited by Keith Purtell
Hi Flo! Thank you for joining the Germany Genies for the April Connect-a-Thon. As a team, we created 5,602 new profiles, coming in 4th place overall and 1st place by normalized (average) score! We couldn't have done it without you! Best regards, Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
HI Flo,

Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge and thank you for all of your work!

posted by Robin Lee
Hi Flo, Please add the G2G tag GERMANY to your list of followed tags. You can add new tags by going to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following and scrolling down to "Add new Tags". Add Germany in the tag name box, add a couple spaces in the comments box, then hit "Enter New Tag" and you'll be set. Thanks, Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi flo I am a decent of maude wolf she was my great grandmother her daughter Mary burton is my grandmother and her daughter Susan ratcliff is my mother I would like to add my family to the tree just have not figured out how yet
posted by Jannet Ratcliff
Florian, thanks so much for all your help during the Jimmy Wales Challenge. Much appreciated, Maggie
posted by Maggie N.
Okay, I agree. Thank for your notice. But this doesn't solve the problem from where Rosalia Kuß was from, or if she is the Rosalia we are looking for. Perhaps we should look at the political organisation of Furtwangen / Gütenbach / Triberg? Which strict borders existed between these places?
Hi Florian!

As you have been a member of WikiTree for a few weeks now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the How-to been helpful or left you with any questions? I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Kimberly ~ WikiTree Messenger

Dear Kimberly,

thanks for your message. I must admit that I don't really get a grip on WikiTree, because my area has such a huge coverage on FamilySearch's FamilyTree, that I already have "one tree everbody works on". Therefor I don't think I will invest energy here at the moment.



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