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Count Demitz (#46863611)
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Bio Photo "Count" J T Demitz, writer, entertainment director, master of ceremonies, VIP host, researcher, hotelier, a multilingual, Swedish-born citizen (1956) of the U.S.A.

His hotel career culminated in an executive position at The Beverly Hills Hotel (1979-84) where he wrote their Front Desk Manual and the owners called him "Count" Demitz as a lighthearted courtesy (sort of like ”Duke” Ellington).

His 1996 book Throne of a Thousand Years about all the Kings of Sweden (see Wikipedia) is in libraries all over the world.

Demitz has worked with hundreds of Stockholm youths since 1993 in English-language cabaret entertainment and inter-cultural grooming projects. As a ghost writer, lyricist and what Swedes call language doctor, he has coached major talents like Max von Sydow and Björn Skifs, done special projects for the Sunwing Hotels, City of Stockholm, Royal Caroline Institute and many more.

He traced every one of the 3000 descendants of the eight Swedish couples that were his great-great-grandparents and published the illustrated results on a FamSAC website with Tribal Pages in 2008.

Re: name formats, an area of his expertise, he says: "Carl and Carlos have become American English names now, so there are a lot of kings that no longer should be called Charles.

Before about 1900 there were no legally accurate spellings of any names anywhere and lots of variations occurred. Swedes had no legal names, and women no surnames but their own traditional patronymics, until a special law was passed in 1901.

Royalty should sort by first names. One marked difference from genealogical trees, encylopedias and other lists, when listing graves, is that royal women normally should be named by their married names and countries corresponding with gravestones and monuments, not by what they were called at birth.

Kings of Sweden are alone in numbering he first half of a double name, not the whole thing; thus (current) Carl XVI Gustaf, not Carl Gustaf II."

~ Emil Eikner, Deputy Chairman, Southerly Clubs of Stockholm.
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sue sullivan
Henry Tucker-composer 1826-died Feb. 2,1882
do you know if he is buried here-it is listed as Cypress hills in Brooklyn but I see two listing here for one cemetery-thx.
Added by sue sullivan on Feb 01, 2017 11:57 AM
RE: Ludwig/Lewis of Sweden

Source is "Die Inschriften der Stadt und des Landkreises Heidelberg" by Renate Neumüllers-Klauser, 1970
The chapel at the castle was not used as burial place. The Heiliggeistkirche on the other hand was used as burial place of the Wittelsbacher family since 1410 .
Added by Lutetia on Dec 27, 2016 3:18 AM
RE: Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890-1958)
Dear Mr Demitz

Thank you for your email!

The article on Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna was not transferred. Several years ago, It was determined that there were duplicate memorials for Maria Pavlovna. One was yours, and the other mine.

It was discovered that my memorial was recieving more traffic, and that your memorial, which contained inaccuracies, had not been touched since its creation, and so Find A Grave merged the two and assigned management to me.

If you have any information which you would like added to the memorial, I am happy to do so.

I am lecturing on Maria Pavlovna this afternoon at the Museum of Russsian icons, and was planning to expand the memorial later this weekend. I look forward to working with you on this shared passion for the Grand Duchess.

Kind regards,

Nick Nicholson
Added by nicknyc on Dec 03, 2016 4:04 AM
Ann Maree
RE: KarlOskarKarlsson(2)
In regards to your PS, I also do not consider "genealogy sites/blogs" to be reliable sources, and in fact, do not read them myself.
Added by Ann Maree on Nov 11, 2016 4:20 PM
Ann Maree
RE: KarlOskarKarlsson(2)
The sources are not all on the internet, so if you only searched the Internet you would not find them. They include books and newspaper articles. I will pull the sources and get back to you with the citations you are interested in.
Added by Ann Maree on Nov 11, 2016 4:05 PM
Yvonna Both
RE: Sigrid of Sweden
Added by Yvonna Both on Jul 15, 2016 2:48 PM
Yvonna Both
RE: Sigrid of Sweden
yes in a way you are right however legally though her name is Vasa AKA Sigrid of Sweden as a historian and genealogist I acknowledge these facts.
Take care

PS if you need more info let me know!!
Added by Yvonna Both on Jul 14, 2016 8:02 PM
Yvonna Both
Sigrid Eriksdotter Vasa
Sigrid was born in Svartsjö Castle, Färingsö, to King Eric and Karin Månsdotter before their marriage, but was from the beginning treated as if she was legitimate. She was taken care of by Johanna (Jeanne) de Herboville, the wife of a French noble immigrant.[1] Eric XIV married Karin morganatically in 1567, and officially in 1568, when she was ennobled and crowned queen under the name Katarina Magnusdotter. Sigrid was present at her mother's wedding and at her coronation, together with her brother Gustav. The wedding was unique; never before had the children of the couple been present at a royal wedding. The presence of the children was a way to demonstrate their new status: both of them were officially confirmed as legitimate, and Sigrid and her brother were given all the privileges of a royal princess and prince.
In 1568, her father was deposed, and his family, including Sigrid was imprisoned with him. Sigrid was periodically allowed to live outside of the house arrest of her parents, in the care of Herboville and queen dowager Catherine Stenbock.[1] She was removed from her father in 1573 and taken to Turku castle in Finland with her mother. In 1575, she was separated from her brother, who was removed from her mother's custody. In 1577, her father died, and Sigrid and her mother were freed and allowed to settle in Liuksala Manor in Finland.
Her position after the deposition of her father was somewhat unclear, but she did not have the full position of a royal princess: in the painting attributed to her, she is called : "Fröken Sigrid Vasa, Konung Eriks äkta dotter" (in English: "Miss Sigrid Vasa, legitimate daughter of King Eric") not "Princess". The title of "Miss" was only used by noblewomen until the 19th century. Nevertheless, she had a good relationship with her paternal family. She was made lady-in-waiting to her cousin Princess Anna of Sweden in 1582, and traveled with her to Poland, where she was present at the coronation of King Sigismund III Vasa in 1587. Soon after this, she met with her brother Gustav again in Poland. No other meeting between the siblings after this is mentioned.
In 1587, Sigrid was granted the fief of her mother's residence Liuksala Manor, as well as the right to inherit it.[1] It is unclear whether this meant that Liuksala was now the property of Sigrid rather than Karin, but Sigrid was after this given her own income from the estate.[1] Sigrid had a close relationship with her mother, and often visited her in Finland. It is unclear how long Sigrid remained at the court of Anna, but in 1596, she was again living in Finland, and at her wedding in 1597, she was given permission from Anna to marry, indicating that she was still formally a lady-in-waiting at that time. In 1599, Sigrid followed her spouse in exile to Riga, where he fled from Charles IX as a known loyalist of king Sigismund.[1] She returned to Finland as a widow in 1603. After her second marriage in 1609, Sigrid lived at the Swedish court, where her husband had a position. It is confirmed that she occasionally had conflicts with Charles IX regarding financial matters, and that the king at such occasions called her a "bastard", but there is nothing to indicate that she was in any way disregarded at court[1].

[1]Sture Arnell (in Swedish): Karin Månsdotter, Wahlström & Widstrand, Stockholm 1951. ISBN
*- Nordisk familjebok (1876–1926)
*- Herman Lindqvist (in Swedish): Historien om Sverige. Gustav Vasa och hans söner och döttrar (The History of Sweden. Gustav Vasa and his sons and daughters)
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Yvonna a descendant
Added by Yvonna Both on Jul 14, 2016 3:49 PM
RE: ChangesToMyMemorials

There is an edit tab on all memorials. Through these you can add suggestions. Edits on famous memorials are accepted or declined by admin. With the non-famous the contributor has to do it or the edit is approved automatically after four weeks (I think). You can have them changed back the same way.

Best regards
Added by Lutetia on Dec 08, 2015 9:23 AM
Germans from Russia (Wahl family)
Hey I have ancestors and relatives that were Germans from Russia. They were the Wahl family who were from Radomyshl, Zhytomyr, Ukraine. I've been having troubles finding their birth/marriage/death records on and, is there an archives in Ukraine that has these records?
Added by Dstmnstr on Jul 30, 2015 8:09 AM
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