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The Schevenhütte Files The Schevenhütte Files has been updated.   This includes Reiner Sauer's presentation of a "cluster genealogy" for the locations:   Schevenhütte, Gressenich, Mausbach, Werth and Vicht; from the former township of Gressenich.   All of these places today are part of the city of Stolberg. 07/29/2003
> Genealogical Resources
in Kreis
Genealogical research and much more information about the former Grafschaft (County) of Sayn-Wittgenstein by Andreas Sassmannshausen. 07/29/2003
Wittgenstein Page Wittgenstein history and genealogy resources for the study of the former Grafschaften (Coundies) of Wittgenstein-Berlburg and Wittgenstein-Wittgenstein. 07/29/2003
NRW at the End of the
18th Century
Historische Karte des Fürstentums Nassau-Siegen, 1789
Historical Map of the Principality of Nassau-Siegen, 1789
Carte historique de la principauté de Nassau-Siegen

Interactive NRW map, Detailed map, Search of places and territories as well.
Also, If you are interested in researching other historical regions of what is now Germany, you can click on: Deutschland 1789. You can also research Prussia, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Europe through links to other sites.
From the website of Thomas Höckmann (in German). 11/27/2002
NRW-Kleinanzeigen NRW-Kleinanzeigen, Suchmaschine, WebKatalog, Flohärkte, Aktuellen Termine, Routenplaner, Chat, Forum und viel mehr.

NRW Classified Advertisments, Searchengines, Web Catalog, Flea Markets, Current Dates, Route Planner, Chat, Forum and much more.11/10/2002

Mettmann This is the internet site of Kreisstadt Mettmann submitted by Petra Schmitz of Mettmann.10/23/2002
The History of NRW 1946-2002 Below is a message received from Philipp Sanke about an exciting new NRW history site:

I am pleased to inform you that a new internet-site covering the history of Northrhine-Westphalia 1946-2002 has been launched by our institution, the Central for Civic Education of the State of Northrhine-Westphalia. Most of the information on this site is bilingual, so you can access the site in a german and in an english version. For the english version just type the URL and hit the "English"-button located on the lower right of the first screen.05/16/2002

An Offer to Translate Richard Scheimann is available for short, free German to English translations of documents. Scanned images should be under 700 KB if possible, and no more than 1 MB. He can usually respond within a week, and the bulk of his experience is with church records, both Catholic and Evangelisch05/16/2002.
Kreis Olpe This is a number of fresh links to places in Kreis Olpe, including Attendorn, Drolshagen, Finnentrop, Kirchhundem, Lennestadt, Stadt Olpe and Wenden (suggested by Frank Schaefers, of Olpe11/19/2001.
The Region of Eifel The Region of Eifel includes areas of Northern France, Belgium and Luxembourg as well as Germany. It is a volcanic plateau bounded by the Rhine River to the East, the Moselle River to the South and the Ardennes to the West. This is a collection of links for that region03/06/2002.
Deutsch-English Searches mainly in Kreis Minden-Lübbecke.    Additional research-areas are Schaumburg-Lippe and the Münsterland.    The main research-focus are the following villages of Kreis Minden-Lübbecke:     Bergkirchen, Friedewalde/Stemmer, Frille, Hartum and Windheim.     If possible, all inquiries of other villages of Minden-Lnbbecke as well as to Schaumburg-Lippe and the Münsterland will be answered by
New Message Board As you may know, the GenConnect system, which we have used here, has been combined with the and systems. The new name is "The Rootsweb Message Board System". We will attempt to keep you up to date as time goes on. Meanwhile, please make use of all of the help provided by the link on the left. Of course, the older queries made between January of 1970 and June of 1998 may still be seen here.
Deutsch-English Kreis Coesfeld Castles, museums, nature, the economy, towns, municipalities of Coesfeld. Submitted by Alois Bosman.
Burgsteinfurt This is the site of Rehorst Genealoty by Bermd Rehorst. It includes maps, fotos and other information about the Kreis Steinfurt areas of Burgsteinfurt, Ladbergen and Lengerich. It is in German and English.
Kreis Warendorf The site explaining the Kreis, its economy, tourism, eommunities,etc. Submitted by Raymond Von Wahlde.
Old Lippe-Detmold    Please see the description Here.
Siegerland and
Family Researchers
This site gives aid in genealogical research and the history of the region, Sigerland.
German Roots
German Genealogy
Research information for Americans of German Descent.   This is a compilation by Jim Beine.   Some featues include:  Basic Research Outline for German Genealogy Online German Emigration Databases Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA Finding Passenger Lists 1820 to the 1940s (arrivals at US ports) Finding Passenger Lists Before 1820 (arrivals at US ports) and What Passenger Lists Are Online?
Ev.-Luth. Churches This is a listing of Evangelical and Lutheran churches that have website links on the Evangelical Church of Westphalia's websuite. Thanks is given to Jim Jensen for showing us this site.
Event Calendar Check out this Calendar of Genealogical Events in 2002!
Family History!
14,000 descendants tracked - 3,700 families on the mailing list.
Historical territories of NRW From the website of Thomas Höckmann (in German).

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