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Bad_Kreuznach  (City & District)  [003]
Families  [001]
Inden  [006]
Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany  [010]
Misc.  [009]
Niederhausen  [004]
Oberhausen  [005]
Palatines  [008]
Pocket Guide to Germany, 1944 (Separate Page)
Prussia:  [012]
Resources  [007]

Rhineland_Palatinate (State)  [002]
States of Germany (Wikipedia)

Walter C. Robbins, WW2
Timeline, 1900-1999


[001] Families
Haas  (Emigration, 1866)
Robbins  (WW2)
Fischer/Fisher -

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[002] Rhineland Palatinate  (State)
Coordinates:  49°54'47"N      7°27'00"E [WikiPedia]
Capital:  Mainz
English: Rhineland-Palatinate
German: Rheinland-Pfalz
Rhineland-Palatinate - WikiPedia

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[003] Bad Kreuznach (District) and City
District:  49°59'N  7°52'E
City:  49°51'N  7°52'E
Wikipedia Articles
Map of area surrounding Niederhausen and Oberhausen - S2,

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[004] Niederhausen  (City)
a municipality in the district of Bad Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany
Nahe River  (Tributary of the Rhine River)
Map of area surrounding Niederhausen and Oberhausen - S2,
Google Custom Map
FamilySearch Results -
Wikipedia Article
Niederhausen Church Article - Die Bergbau-Denkmäler am Lemberg  (The Mining Monuments at the LvivS4,

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[005] Oberhausen an der Nahe  (City)
a municipality in the district of Bad Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany
Coordinates:  49°47'35"N  7°45'30"E
Map of area surrounding Niederhausen and Oberhausen - S2,
Aerial View of Oberhausen and Hermannshohle (1961) - Ph2460.jpg -
Google Custom Map
Wikipedia Article

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[006] Inden
Wikipedia Page -
Inden is a municipality in the district of Düren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the river Inde, approx. 10 km north-west of Düren. In the area around Inden lignite is extracted in open-pit mines. Several hundreds of inhabitants have been resettled in the 1990s and 2000s because of these activities.
-    |   History of Inden   |  
- Inden is located on the Inde River southwest of Julich and Kirchberg  S5 p 10 (Map),
- "Inden stretched along the west bank of the river [Inde]; only its northern half was more than one street wide.  An extension of the settlement along the east-west Highway 56, which traversed a bridge in the center of town, occupied the far bank."  S5 p 179,
- Coordinates:  50.863178    6.357256
Inde River:
- The Inde River is a small tributary of the Roer River - S5 p 103, It is about 25 feet wide, very difficult to wade or drive a tank across.  S5 p 179,
The Battle at/for Inden, WW2:  (Last of November, 1944)
- "The Battle For Inden" - S5 page 178,
- Resources - S6, S7, S8, S9, WW2 Timeline,

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[007] Resources
Cyndis List - Germany
WikiPedia - Germany
FamilySearch Wiki - Germany Page -

German Research Center (

Germany Church Records (FamilySearch Wiki) -
The German Connection - Good German Research article with lots of links
- Internet Genealogy, July 2008, page 47-51. 
- c/genealogy/newsletters/Internet Genealogy July 2008.doc (issue index)
Ahnenforschungen Der Katalog - (Genealogy Catalogue) -
- In German - Translate using Google Chrome Browser
German Federal Archives
-  (in German - Translate using Google Browser)
- WikiPedia Article
- Koblenz Location
Potsdamer Straße 1
56075 Koblenz Postal Address: 56 064 Koblenz

Phone: 0261/505-0
Fax: 0261/505-226
Professional main archive service: Phone: 0261/505-383
image archive: Phone: 0261/505-382 Fax: 0261/505-430 E Email:


German Old Script Specialists -
- Professional Translators specializing in German Genealogy.
German Genealogical Digest -
Germany Genealogy Resources -
English to German Dictionary

-  German Script Tutorial  Link,
-  Handwriting Guide:  German Gothic (PDF)  Link,
-  Germany Handwriting (Wiki)  Link,
Hamburg Passenger List
FamilySearch Wiki Page:
FamilySearch Resource Guide:  Doc1375.pdf
Tips for finding your German Immigrant Ancestors Hometown in Germany - (2009 by Joe Beine - Doc1376.pdf
German Ancestry:
Discover your German family history and start your family tree. Find resources for many regions and access genealogy records including
census, land and cemetery records. This website is dedicated to making German ancestry research as free as possible. However, that is
not always easy. There are a limited number of free resources available so you may have already seen some of the links below. Sometimes
websites go offline and others may start charging for their resources without notice. So it's possible that some of the links in this website may
not work.
German Research Guide - Language, Surnames - (FTmag, April 2016, page 18)
"Pinpoint German Places with Meyers Gazetteer Online" - FamilyTree Magazine, Jan/Feb 2017, page 68 - Link to Gazetteer -
"Deciphering German Records" FamilyTree Mag,, July 2020 -
1. Archivportal - Digital Archival Material & Info on archival facilities all over Germany.  More than 200 archives -
"German Naming Traditions Genealogists Should Know" FamilyTree Magazine - [accessed 27 March 2023]
Meyers Gazetteer  (Accessed 16 Sept 2023) -
-  When it comes to doing genealogical research and finding the records of your ancestors, there are two very important things you need to know. The time frame you are looking in, and the location. This is particularly important in German research because Germany’s boundaries have changed many times over the centuries. The Meyers Gazetteer website is one of the best websites to help you maneuver the geography of Germany.
"Traditional German Clothing and Your German Heritage" -  [accessed 1 Feb 2024]


[008] Palatines
German Palatines [WikiPedia]
The Palatine Project
"Although the primary project initially will be to annotate the passenger lists of the Pennsylvania German Pioneers identified in Strassburger and Hinki's 1727-1808 lists, we plan to eventually annotate and reconstruct (where necessary) lists for New England, Nova Scotia, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina German settlements as well."
Palatines to America - German Genealogy Society
German Achievements in America - Link
The Coming of the Palatines - Link -

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[009] Misc.
"I have read the church records that are in the Archives in Koblenz.  I couldn't read every word but was able to understand most of the words.  Some of the records were written in French.  This was at the time of the French occupation.  I didn't know that the civil records were in Huffelsheim."  S3, Databases (136, 31 July 2014) - Link to List -
-  German Church Records - FTmag, Oct 2023, Page 42
-  The Germany Research Page -
-  German Alphabet Chart - FTmag, Oct 2023, Page 72

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[010] Langenselbold -
State:  Hesse  S10, Link -
Coordinates:  50°11' N 9°02' E  S10,
Google Map
On the river Kinzig, 10 Km east of Hanau
City of Langenselbold:

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[011] Maps -
German Map - S11,

Oberhausen - Niederhausen - Haas Family
Langernselbold - Fischer Family
Pfaffen-Beerfurth - Klinger Family

-  Langenselbold to Bad Kreuznach:  56 miles
-  Pfaffen-Beerfurth to Langensbold:  32 miles

"Maps of German Empire..."  Genealogy's Star, 25 Sept 2015
Here is a list of the map collections:
  • Map of the Empire of Germany from 1782
  • Deutschlandkarte von 1813
  • General-Karte von Europa 1845-1847
  • Atlas des Deutschen Reichs von 1883
  • Karte des Deutschen Reichs von 1907
  • Monumentaler Plan von Breslan 1910
  • Justus Perthes' Karte des Deutschen Reiches
  • Karte des Deutschen Reiches
These are all on this one website. In addition, here are some more detailed maps on the same website:

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[012] Prussia -
[012-001] Location:
[012-002]-  Is Prussia the same as Germany?
Not exactly. At its peak Prussia included half of modern Poland and all but southern Germany. Though itself one of Germany’s many states, the kingdom of Prussia was comprised of: West Prussia, East Prussia, Brandenburg (including Berlin), Saxony, Pomerania, the Rhineland, Westphalia, non-Austrian Silesia, Lusatia, Schleswig-Holstein, Hanover, and Hesse-Nassau.

However, historians recognize Prussia as the predecessor to a unified German state. Otto Von Bismarck, Prussia’s prime minister, was instrumental in Germany’s creation. Seeing an opportunity to expand Prussian influence (and dreaming of a unified German empire), Bismarck seized territory through wars with Denmark and Austria. He also declared a new alliance among Prussia and the German states, called the North German Confederation (1867–1871).    [S12]
[012-003]- Does the Country of Prussia Still Exist?
No. After goading France into war (and quickly winning), Bismark negotiated a unified German Empire in 1871. Prussia remained the dominant power in the German Empire until its dissolution in 1918 after World War I.

Along its way to the top of the German heap, Prussia became a synonymous with militarism. The German Empire was dissolved after its defeat in World War I, but Prussia remained a state of the interwar Weimar Republic. It wasn’t until after World War II that “Prussia” was erased from the map of Europe.

Because of Prussia’s prominence in German history, you can often find the same resources for Prussian ancestors as you would for your “German” ancestors. You can find a list of online resources specifically for Prussian ancestry on the FamilySearch Wiki.

But all this history—including the 20th-century decline of “Prussia” as a nation-state—doesn’t change how natives of the land were referred to in the many documents referencing Prussia from the 1800s and early 1900s. (Aside, of course, from giving researchers some mental anguish!)  [S12]
[012-004] Links: 
-  WikiPedia:
- The German Reich 1871-1918:

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Source Citation

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S1 Thode, Ernest. Atlas for Germanic Genealogy. Heritage House, 1982.  Bk2884  
S2 Map: Germany, Bad Kreuznach area including Niederhausen and Oberhausen. Original Source unknown. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Acc001836
S3 Letter. From Wilma Haas Lucas to Wolfgang Götz, 28 Aug 1994. Acc001841/Ph8938.jpg  
S4 Journal Article:  "Die Bergbau-Denkmäler am Lemberg" ("The Mining Monuments at the Lviv"). Der Anschnitt Zeitschrift Fur Kunst Und Kultur Im Bergbau (The Gate Magazine for Art and Culture in the Mining). 4-5/1978, page 149-166. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers.
-  Illustration Captions Translations (Google Translate) - Doc0523.odt.
-  Scans of Magazine Article (Front Cover, Table of Contents, Pages 149-166:  Doc2035.pdf
S5 Book:  Yeide, Harry. The Longest Battle: September 1944 to February 1945, from Aachen to the Roer and Across. Zenith Imprint, 2005. Bk3341  
S6 Web Page:  My War:  The Fights at the Inde.
(The anonyous author was a soldier in the German 3d Panzergrenadier Division)
S7 "The Battle of Inden" Combat Interviews, 104th Infantry Division, National Archives.  Hoegh ad Doyle, 149-51.  
S8 Journal, 413th Infantry Regiment.  
S9 First United States Army, Report of Operations, 1 August 1944-22 February 1945  
S10 Wikipedia Article:  
S11 Map: Germany. Washington, DC:  National Geographic Society, Sept. 1991. Acc003039/Doc1926.pdf

Doc1926.pdf (Color) (Portion of Map)
Page 1: Map Legend
Page 2: Map of Palatinate Area of Germany
Page 3: BW map of Palatinate Area with locations marked in color

S12 "Prussian History, Understanding" - (FamilyTree Magazine Article) -
    -  Includes a map of Prussia 1871-1918


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Church At Langenselbold          
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