Adding More Original Records and Documents

Over the past few years I have accumulated old records faster than I have been able to process them. I am trying to catch up, particularly for those in my direct family line. Take a look at the format I have been using. I created a page for each person using that persons birth/ baptism record. I transcribe the record into modern German the best I can (if no “professional” transcription is available) and then translate it into English. I then make comments about the physical record itself and what I think it might tell us about the actual lives of the family involved. I use this birth record page as a place to put links to other records such as marriage, death, and civil records. I have been suing actual photographs of the church books whenever I can. I do not think these will be found anywhere else in the world!

Because the number of people will be very large, I have set up interactive “box-chart” family trees such that if you click on a given box, you will go to the individual pages for that person. I started with the family of Johan Georg Hasselbacher of Diespeck both because he is my direct ancestor from the 1700s, and that of the Cincinnati Hasselbachers who I recently found.

What do you think? Can you add to any of my interpretations?

[Addendum Nov 22] I have entered several dozen records to this part of the family tree including several who came to America. Take a look. PH

Peter Hasselbacher Nov 16, 2011

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