26 Nov 2016
- The site is now more mobile friendly. The
pages will automatically adapt themselves when displayed on smartphones.
- There are several historic maps, in addition to the maps already contained in the site. These historic maps are overlayed directly on a Google map.
Each historic map has a slider that allows you to adjust its transparency. With this, it is possible to observe the correspondence between current and former geographical units. Notice that this correspondence is not perfect. In some cases, the old maps are not very accurate and in other cases, it was not possible to find a correspondence between the old map and the current one, due to changes in the geography of the place. These maps can be accessed through the Media > Old maps
menu entry, available in every page.
27 Out 2015
- We have now new data about the German ancestors of Petronella Marckart Schmitt
, one of the German immigrants that came 1825 to São Leopoldo. Thanks to Tobias Kraft, Lutheran Pastor of Bechenheim, Hessen, who has provided this data.
- As the family grows, the database also grows! Additionally to the German immigrants to Brazil that we already had, we now have a large number of immigrants from Sweden and Portugal.
27 Jun 2013
- There are two new ways of accessing data in this site. You may browse the places stored in the database directly on a
. This works for the "Heuser" database only.
For the case you know the name of a place or a person but not the exact
spelling, you may now perform a
. To access these options
use the "Find->Place Map" and "Find->Words search" menu entries.
05 May 2013
- Today I had an important breakthrough in my research.
I was able to find the German ancestors of the
immigrants that came to
Brazil in 1825. For the help I would like to thank to
and to the researchers that publish their data in the
22 Oct 2011
- Walter Lay from Germany has corrected the birth place of Heinrich Peter Müller
one of my wife's ancestors. With the help of Walter I was able to advance several generationrs in Germany.
09 Jan 2011
- The database was expanded with the ancestors and descendants of Henrique Desjardins
. Thank you to Roberto Ertel that provided me with data compiled by Cezar Desjardins, one of Henriques descendants.
29 Dec 2010
- Details and pictures of the descendendant of Carl Herwarth von Schwerin
Thanks to Hugo Schwerin Secco for providing me with the data.
18 Oct 2010
- Due to the research done by Gretel Bauermann, from Solingen, Germany, that kindly provided us with her data, I was able to advance a few generations more in Germany.
The database was expanded with the ancestors of Karl Wilhelm Iserhard
. Many thanks to Gretel Bauermann
20 Jun 2010
- I was able to advance a few generations of the ancestors of the immigrant Johann Jakob Ruppenthal
arrived in 1861. There were several Ruppenthal immigrants, some of them well documented, but for my branch I had no data in Germany. Many thanks to Heinz Schmidt a fellow genealogist that provided me
with the sources
in the Hunsrück region.