[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Advice needed

Karl Krueger dabookk54 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 26 05:33:23 PDT 2005

Dear Erik,
Can you give us a little more detail about this vague record of a Michael born in 1793? What kind of record is this? If it is his own birth/baptismal record it should list at least his mother and almost always his father (unless it was out of wedlock). Perhaps the vagueries on his parents back then is why you don't see his parents listed on his wedding record.

Ednadill at aol.com wrote:
As everyone settles in after what was I'm sure, a very informative 
convention, I need to pick some of your brains for advice. After having my one 
key record translated, I still sit at square one. The marriage record that 
should have provided me with the parents names for one individual, did not. I 
now still have a gap for Michael Dill from his birth in Rogowko, Prussia to 
his marriage (1819) in Komorowo, Poland.
I have a record for a Michael born in Rogowko in 1793. This date 
matches all the ages given for him in his children's birth/baptism records as well 
as his death. Many of you have warned me of this type of thinking and I of 
all people live by the hard evidence of an actual record. When do we take 
into consideration circumstantial evidence.

In this one instance, my most critical record, was the most vague. I 
have 100 years worth of records that sit in a pile, waiting for me to put in 
order, but I cannot. Genealogy for me in the past, has been a hobby, now it 
has become more like a passion. The meaning of genealogist should read, 
"patient person". For those of you who have been doing this awhile, I'm sure my 
circumstance is familiar. 
I would like to ask all the kind "patient people" on this list for your 
advice. You have always come through for me in the past. Thank you.

Kind Regards,


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