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Thursday, January 19th 2012, 10:51am

Archival Records for Schloin / Weichau

Good eveningI am researching the family of Johann Joseph and Anna Maria (nee Baumann) Altmann who emigrated to Australia in 1844. Family legend says that they were both born in or near Weiche (Weichau) in the locality of Freistadt (Freystadt) and that they married there. They moved to Schloin (which is confirmed by baptismal records for some of their children) before emigrating to Australia. In which archives would I most likely find information relating to this family? Personally searching archives is beyond my scope, so my second question becomes, is there a professional association or regulatory body of genealogists who may be able to assist me in locating members suited for this task?

Barry Krueger

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Thursday, January 19th 2012, 7:09pm

For a start, did you have a look at the OFB already? For Schloin it is online:
http://www.ortsfamilienbuecher.de/nameli…achname=ALTMANN

Partially the birth locations are listed and you find also the death entries for Australia.
In the column on the right side there is a contact.

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Thursday, January 19th 2012, 9:22pm

Thanks for the reply. The family history has been researched from the time of arrival in Australia in 1844. I have birthdates and places for the Altmanns and birthdates for their children in Silesia from this history. I have seen the OFB for Schloin and have been in contact with the person organising this OFB. I'm at this stage where I need to research more deeply and extensively. Hence my thought of searching archives
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Friday, January 20th 2012, 12:06am

Die Kirchenbücher von Weichau, Kreis Freystadt, hat das Staatsarchiv Grünberg-Altkessel von 1794 bis 1874; die Mormonen haben hiervon Filme.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Friedhard Pfeiffer

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