Steve Thomas
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Steve Thomas

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Steve Thomas
Born 1960s.
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Steve Thomas is a member of the Earl Grey's Famine Orphan Scheme 1848-1850 Team.
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I'm most interested in keeping alive some memory, some trace, of my family that is at risk of being forgotten.

The family of my father is well documented.

I am more curious about my mother's family which is harder to track down.


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Hi Steve, added new member to Prussian settlement team.
Hi Steve, added new member to Prussian settlement team. Kerryn Forsyth
I am not sure where the information came from, but my Family name I am interested in is Brietzke. My 2nd Great Grandfather Herman Paul was born in Grossmellen, Pomerania Prussia, June 7, 1855. He immigrated to Baltimore in 1882. His father was William Brietzke born 1821, and his mom was Henrietta Foth. I have no documents from Europe, but have copies of his immigration papers. His sister was Hermione Bertha 1867-1941. She was born in Prussia.

Again no documents from Prussia, only passed down through the family. I would also like to know how the Britzke, Bretzke, Breitzke , Brietzke and any other associated names are related. There are only about 6 areas in the world where there are large groups of people with these names. Thanks for adding this in the correct format.

Veronica, I am very interested in this family.

Part of my interest is that it looks like different branches headed off in different directions. Mostly to USA, but also Canada, Australia and Brazil. I will keep digging for more information.

posted by Steve Thomas
Hi Steve, just added new member to Prussian Settlement team, Dianne Garner

Cheers, Margaret

Hi Steve, just added new member to Prussian Settlement team, Catherine Davies

Cheers, Margaret

Hi Steve, just added new member to Prussian settlement team, Genevieve Weiland Cheers, Margaret
Hi Steve, just added new member to Prussian settlement team, Cara Kajewski. Cheers, Margaret
Hi Steve, just added a new member Jenny Johnston to the Prussian Settlement team.

Cheers, Margaret

Only recently discovered the shipping lists - such a great resource. Thanks for all your help :)
posted by Jess Goss
Thanks for the kind words.

I guess you have found the main index of ships carrying German emigrants to South Australia in the nineteenth century. Space:Prussian_Immigrant_Ships_to_South_Australia. The title says Prussian because that is where a big wave of migrants left from. I also have a personal interest in the miners that left the Kingdom of Hanover. Many went to Burra (then Broken Hill, Bendigo, Kalgoorlie amongst other mining regions).

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Thank you Steve so much for all your hard work in the merging the of the two - Carl Christian Schintler - profiles (my great great grandfather) !

Sue Dollberg

posted by Sue Landmann
Hi Steve, the VDL one is sorted, apparently the Migration CIB has a bug that doesn't like an apostrophe in the entity name. That simple! I thought it had to be something other than the list on the page, as Germany isn't listed and I've already done a couple of German ones with no problem. At least I know what to do now if any more VDL ones surface. Cheers, Margaret
Hi Steve got that sorted wrong Robert Shaw Gretta had Elizabeth Halliday correct wife's name Margery Reid got all 4 children including Alexander Shaw father of Margery Shaw who married William Acheson Finney Alexander Shaw had 3 sisters and one brother Jane 1835 Mary 1838 married Robert Ellison 1859 Alexander 1840 M Letitia Bailie 1867 John born 1842 married Martha Jane Kennedy 1866 Betty born 1844. John and Martha had a large family at least 10 children will try and trace that line I have managed to get Letitia Baillie father grand father and great grandfather struck lunky on Ancestry find some of family in Canada and one went to New Zealand their the trail ends George William Robinson married Eliza Wightman in loughinisland Co Armagh the had a daughter Eliza Ann 29 Mar 1872 he died in New Zealand
Hi Steve when I manage to get the information my dad's cousin sent there was a very large number of children in Margaret Anne Acheson and James Finney house I have names of more. My aunt said one child Joseph drank poison he mistook the bottle for cough syrup. One daughter had a limp possibly polio??? There is 2 daughters called Margaret one was let fall as a child and died. It wasn't uncommon back then to give next child the same name William was married to Margery Shaw hence his not being on 1901 census there was a son called Lindsey I think every 2 years from date of marriage a child was born. This is great as it backs up info I got when thd lady went back further it was cross referencing information to validated its authenticity was the problem. As her husbands health deteriorated she had less time to work on the project she had names for a husband but no wife's name on the tree as she tried to go further back with the Acheson. Thank you Steve you have been a great help in verifying information
I'm not confident of finding any connection between our families. I'm guessing that any connection is before 1800. Many churches keep records, however they haven't been transcribed onto the internet. You haven't said where you live. Do you know some-one who can visit churches and look for records in co. Antrim?
posted by Steve Thomas
Hi Steve,

I wasn't aware of the change to the category to German Confederation. I know there has been a lot of discussions happening lately about the accuracy of the term "Germany" which may have been a factor for the change. But to answer your question, no, this change did not come from the Germany project. :-)

Kind regards, Kylie

posted by Kylie Haese
Hello Steve - I think Ireland should be an exception to the Wikitree rule and placing ancestors in multiple categories can help connect people. My preference to get people into townlands is mainly due to the fact that these are more likely to be closely related. Any little bit helps in the absence of paper records and DNA can help join some of them together - we hope!
Hello Veronica. I don't think that Ireland is the only exception.

I agree that identifying Irish ancestors down to lowest category (i.e. the townland) is a good objective. I agree with your point that residents inside a townland are are likely to be closely related. But, I'm now thinking that the Irish Project has applied this concept to a level that has made it more difficult for me to find my family. I know that my family lived in various townlands so it's become important to me to find people that lived within a close distance inside the Ulster province. The goal of putting a personal profile at the lowest category level is worthwhile. I don't agree that profiles should only be identified the single lowest level.

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Hi Steve, No problem with moving numbers to nickname for the Cavan Farnham Maxwells. These were created a long while ago before the guidance changed - I think !!

I've changed Arthur - looks like he's my 13th cousin 3 times removed !!

posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi Steve, Thanks for sorting my Cavan Maxwell category.


posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi Steve, just replying to your message about the Ulster Plantation. Unfortunately all my information comes directly from family so I don't know direct sources. However the other members of the project are very knowledgeable about useful sources. Right now I can't recall offhand where I found useful info but it may have been from the G2G forums. I've been offline over summer and I'm just getting caught up now...
posted by Tracy (Frisken) Hope
Thanks Steve for Trevor Jones. I didn't change the DOD but believe it is inconsistent with WW2 Nominal Roll

Needs an RAAF Badge

posted by Geoffrey Raebel
Have added David Pipkorn [Pipkorn-4] and immed family onto Wikitree rather than as prev via private message

I can add details of particular family members from various sources or you can request to be added to Trusted list and edit as you wish

posted by Malcolm McGrice

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