December 2013 (new data)
Special request: I am looking for data on some missing members of my family. I would appreciate if you would check your data bases for German_pages/MY Missing Ahlf family Members.pdf as below: Thank you.
This intended to be a site where significant amounts of information on the Ahlf family can be found. I have spent a number of years gathering the data and trying to organize it. Please see the attached letter for a background on the information available. Hopefully it will help other Ahlfs find data on their roots. In addition, I am continuing to try to fill in the blanks in an effort to unite all of us into one family. I am very convinced that this is true when you get back to the 1700s. Please contact me with any additional information you can add and I will quickly post it here. (Dates, new births, photos, links, etc)
Please note the following regarding clarity of family tree slides: NEW - Family Trees now available in PDF file format.
The data collected has been assembled primarily on PowerPoint slides for ease of viewing and organizing. However it has been difficult to transfer to the web site. I am trying different formats to improve clarity. If interested, I would be happy to send the PowerPoint program slides to you directly. I also have all of the data entered in a GEDCOM file. (This data can be found on the RootsWeb GedCOM pages) http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi . Also at http://www.gencircles.com/register/ .
(Further note regarding accuracy of data: The information is based on several sources: 1. LDS microfiche - limited by my ability to interpret the German script and may reflect baptism date and not birth date. 2. Letters, emails and conversations with descendants - limited by memory and accuracy of their records. 3. Social Security records 4. Census records. 5. Some family connections are based on identical names and identical birth dates but actual linkage record may not be available. This is especially true for connecting families from the US back to Germany. I would welcome any corrections.
Please note in my GEDCOM file I have at times used a naming convention in order to try to find duplicates. For instance all Jacob and Jakob became Jacob., Alef became Ahlf, etc. The original spelling was kept as a variation in the reference data.
My family came from Bruch / Isensee. At various there are records of my ancestors in the churches in Osten, Oedequardt and Oberndorf. The 2 farms were pretty much in the geographic center of the 3 villages. I am particularly interested in contacting any Ahlf descendant that is from these two places.
I am looking for data in particular regarding Descendants of
Claus Ahlf May 1698 born in Isensee or Bruck/Oedequardt & Trin Staats born about 1720 in Bruck/Oedequardt. See attchted PDF file entire family and second with highlights of lost family members. Entire listing 1680 to 1850 German_pages/Descendants of Claus Ahlf May 1698 descendants.pdf.
History of the Ahlf Family (as I know it)
"Kentner" Family information
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