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Jordan, Martin from Prussia to Tasmania

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Does anybody know how to trace ancestors from Prussia (Germany), I have a gGrandfather with minimal info. He was born in Prussia in 1850 and came to Tasmania on vessel "David G Fleming" in 1860/1, m Julia Delphin in Tas. 1880, moved to Victoria and had 5 children. He died in 1931 in Bruns. Vic. but I don't know how to trace him further back in Germany.

Surnames: DELPHIN JORDAN
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on 2008-01-03 00:02:41

lizabeth , from Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2008. is researching the following names: JORDAN, SPILLANE, RICHARDS and 3 other(s).

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by allycat on 2008-01-03 08:07:30

Dear Lizabeth, Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles. It certainly is hard to trace ancestors with Prussian (German) ancestry, but it can be done.

One tip I would recommend is purchasing the death certificates of all children of your g.grandparents in the hopes that more information is recorded on them. Death Certs are only as reliable as the informant though, but sometimes you can strike 'gold' with more data.

Q.Have you seen this IGI Individual Record that FamilySearch has on your great grandparents?

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch International Genealogical Index v5.0
Southwest Pacific
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MARTIN FERDINAND CHARLES JORDON Pedigree
Male Family

Event(s):
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:

Marriages:
Spouse: JULIA MARY JANE DELPHIN Family
Marriage:
29 JUN 1880 , Tasmania, Australia
Husband Age at Marriage: 30
Wife Age at Marriage: 22

Messages:
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.

Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
M310481 1878 - 1880 1368303 Film NONE
Sheet: 00

Editor.

by allycat on 2008-01-03 08:12:01

This website mentions the DELPHIN family ... WARATAH CONNECTIONS ....Bringing families together

You may wish to register at the genforums so you can post new topics at links listed below.

JORDAN Family Genealogy Forum

Germany / Prussia Genealogy Forum

by lizabeth on 2008-01-11 22:39:53

Hey Allycat,

Thank you for your welcome and also for your interest.

Lizabeth.

by lizabeth on 2011-04-24 22:54:45

Well, well, well, after all these years I have had huge success. I was referred by another researcher on the internet to the registry office in Potsdam. That advice was soon poo pooed by another researcher who pointed out that those records (civil registrations) did not begin until 1874, the record I am looking for is 1850. However, I had already emailed the Registry office in Potsdam and they were so wonderful, they immediately referred me to churches who hold the older records and I now have the baptism certificate for Martin Ferdinand Karl Jordens and his parent's names. My next email to them will be for siblings. So if anybody is looking for old recrods in Potsdam try this www.landeskirchenarchivberlin.de and the cost was as small 17.80 Euros.

Liz

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