I made this site from the information I gathered during my genealogical research
in Lorraine, in Hilly Alsace, in Saarland and in Rhineland-Palatinate.
In these pages you will find my family tree, some pieces of history about the places they lived in,
and some more general information about genealogical research.
Until now all my known ancestors originated from a territory
that was included into the boundaries of the Duchy of Upper Lorraine of the 11th Century. At this time
the duchy spread as far as Coblenz and to the confluence of the river Mosel and of the Rhine.
Nowadays the places where my ancestors lived are located in Hilly Alsace, in Lorraine, in Saarland and
My forefathers were day laborers in valley of the river Saar,
wine growers in the Toul area, farmers, shepherds or clothes makers near Metz.
Some of them left their village, they settled in the neighboring town and they
became milkmen, rope makers, wood gilders, railwaymen, accountants or cabmen.
You will find in these pages a list of the family names
of my ancestry. If you come across a surname that rings a bell, please
contact me. May be I could provide you some useful details about some distant
cousins that we have in common.
Of course, I am interested in any information you might have about these
family names in the studied areas, and in the history of places where
my ancetors lived.
Enjoy your visit of these pages, and do not hesitate to
send me your comments.
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