Category Archives: Essen

IGGP: International Germanic Genealogy Partnership Conference

IGGP International Germanic Genealogy Partnership Conference From its inception at the end of May 2015 to the end of July 2017, the former American Germanic Genealogy Partnership quickly became the International Germanic Genealogy Partnership conference. Much credit must be given … Continue reading

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2017 New Series of Posts Holocaust Museum POST 5 Part II Adolf Spurgat

May 2016: Day 1 Research    One of my burning questions was, “What was the source of the 1944 death record of Adolf Spurgat in Essen? When I could not find very many other Spurgats, I asked about the source … Continue reading

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2017 New Series of Posts Holocaust Museum Post 4 Part I

The Importance of Another Adolf Spurgat in Essen  Summer 2014 At the Foundation of Eastern European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) conference in August 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah, I had the honor of an hour long one-to-one meeting with … Continue reading

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RESEARCH 2012-2015 POST 13 MY Heritage.com

 I had the connection to my family and the world famous Spurgat body contortionists. Leo Spurgat born November 26, 1900, was a first cousin of my father, Alfred Spurgat born September 24, 1908. Not only that but my aunt was … Continue reading

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RESEARCH 2012 – 2015 Essen Archives Part IV

In the last post I reported about the death record of Adolph Spurgat from the Essen Archives: Adolf Spurgat was unmarried. [On his] …Essen registration card [he is listed] as a professional  artist initially registered [and later] disabled. On the … Continue reading

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Research 2012-2015: Essen Archives: PART III

2015: I decided that I should contact the Essen Archives myself to see if they could send me the civil birth registration record of the third aunt who had been born in Essen in 1904. I also asked them for … Continue reading

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Research 2012-2015 POST 9 Essen City Archives Part 1

As Ben attempted to find an American Hutop, he did some research on my father’s side of the family.  As a result. that took him back to the –at name. He wrote …I visited the Red Star Line Museum in … Continue reading

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