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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2002 10:55 pm
by PeterH
greetings from Australia. I have no German but hope someone can give me advise on tracing my family name back to Germany. ------------------ Peter-Melbourne-Australia

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2002 2:14 pm
by Gudrun Schwarzer
Hello Peter, the name sounds German. I looked in the telephone book of Osnabrück (medium city, 150.000 inhabitants) but there is not one person with this name! Greetings from Gudrun

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2002 6:28 pm
by PeterH
thankyou, Our ancestor came to Australia in the early 1800 from Germany. i am seeking help in finding out how to contact the government centre for births,deaths and marriages. ------------------ Peter-Melbourne-Australia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 12:53 am
by Koshka
Hi peter, did you try If you have a Name of an ancestor, you may find it there. Or try the German Genealogy Server at Maybe they can put you in contact with someone or an organisation who can help you. Greetings Koshka

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 4:28 am
by Regina
Hi Peter, take a look at and search for your name - there are 46 entries! Perhaps one or another telephone call will help? Good luck! Regina

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 7:01 pm
by PeterH
thankyou, yes about 40+ in Germany,...ancestor was Henry Paul Hornhardt born in Bremen i need to find out how to get government records about him. ------------------ Peter-Melbourne-Australia

PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2002 9:50 am
by chris2007
Hello, around that time you are researching the church only kept birth / death / marriage registers. You would not find anything at the government. For the church records you would need to know about the local community and religion. I found once distant relatives by sending christmas e-mails to all persons with similar names. There are e-mail registers available on the web. You may also just check google and try to send christmas greetings. Good luck!

Re: Hornhardt

PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:59 pm
by jphendo
Hi, If you visit ... lists.html, you will find a search engine, and Henry Paul Hornhardt appears with this information: HORNHARDT Henry Paul arrived by 1836-12-31 [Source:7,20,23(1)]. Also, visiting gives you links to government departments and other websites for family history research. You will most likely find him in South Australia.

Re: Hornhardt

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:01 am
by jphendo
I just realized you probably want German records ... oops! Anyway, you might find coraweb useful.

Re: Hornhardt

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:37 pm
by gawlerriver
Hi! Peter
I have just come across your post re Henry Hornhardt and perhaps by now you have got all the information you need.
I have been doing research for a history book I hope to write and there will be a reference to Henry in that as he was involved with the district I am writing about giving land for the building of a school - but I need a bit more info on him. I have his date of arrival and marriage in South Australia and a few places where he lived or owned land but I need to know his connection to why our district was named Lewiston. If you have not progressed re marriage details I can give you those and I hope to be able to view this at State Records. Hope we can help each other. Cheers Anne
South Australia