Frank K.

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11 years · 11 months · 19 days
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- My contributions are in honor of those, who walked before us, no disrespect is intended whatsoever by my submissions to this website.
- Meine Beiträge zu dieser Webseite sind zu Ehren derer, die vor uns gelebt haben. Eine Respektlosigkeit durch meine Beiträge ist absolut nicht beabsichtigt.
- Mis contribuciones son en honor a aquellos que caminaron antes que nosotros, sin ninguna intención de falta de respeto por mis envíos a este sitio web.
- Mes contributions sont en l'honneur de ceux, qui ont marché devant nous, aucun manque de respect est prévu que ce soit par mes soumissions à ce site Web.


“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.”

I NEED YOUR HELP: Check out the virtual cemetery on the right. Maybe you can help finding these folks' final resting places.

DasMachtDochNix1( a t )gmail( d o t )com

Born in Germany in the 60's and growing up in Berlin and Munich, I now live in Central New York. I started my own genealogy in the 70's, then did my High School and College thing in the 80's, and came to the US in the 90's. Now I am taking pictures for fun and business. Some of the photos I post are digitally enhanced, so the lettering on older grave markers is easier to read. The information on FINDAGRAVE is provided by thousands of volunteers. Please let's not forget we are all volunteers. My photos are free to anyone who wants to copy them for non-profit purposes, no need to ask. A credit to FINDAGRAVE would be nice.

Use of one's former rank by non-retired military personnel is not a prescribed usage by the Department of Defense (DoD). Use of rank is reserved for career 20-year retirees -- with the intention that their use of the rank is for personal social use -- and is not for use subsequent civilian work-related situations. In a bio or in a resume the service to this nation would be included as part of one's experience -- just using the rank as part of one's name the DoD specifically prohibits.

If you find errors on any of my submitted items, please be so kind and let me know so I can correct those. It's important for all of us hobby-family-researchers and historians to remain accurate in the data we publish. Always glad to transfer memorials following the FaG's guidelines. Just send me a SAC: Click on the memorial's EDIT tab, then on "Suggest any other correction or addition", that way I get your number and that of the memorial.

When researching European names, pay specific attention to the spelling, especially when uncommon letters are involved. In German there are those "Umlaute": Ä, Ö, Ü, ä, ö, ü.
Do not assume that Schäfer and Schaefer are the same. And Boeck is not the same as Böck.

Search for European Nobility with and without prefix, e.g. Friedrich von Bayern or Friedrich Bayern. Frederick of Bavaria or Frederick Bavaria. For Dutch names with the "van" search with and without space: "VanAusten" and "Van Austen".

In German a Friedhof is usually a non-denominational and community cemetery. The Kirchhof describes a congregational cemetery (either Lutheran or Catholic) and it is most of the time located around a church or a chapel. It is not uncommon for a German village to have an old (closed) KIRCHHOF, and a modern day FRIEDHOF.

Thank You,
September 2019

Currently working on:
Cemetery records of several congregations in Berlin, Germany.

DasMachtDochNix1( a t )gmail( d o t )com

Should I become part of my own entries and therefore won't be able to manage "my" memorials anymore, I would like them to be transferred over to contributor af (#47059011).

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