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Tracing German ancestors in Australia - tips please?

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Re: Tracing German ancestors in Australia - tips please?

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Ha ha - don't be scared and you're right TROVE is the BEST!!!

Do not "buy into" information or lack of info due to misspell or 1 day or 1 YEAR off in dates and times.

My family arrived in Adelaide 1860 and the name at that time was LEWITZKA. I'll give you a guess at how many different iterations of THAT surname there are in the Australian government records. (Hint: It's more than 10)

Our records in Germany were difficult to trace because our ancestral lands were 'East Germany' until the thaw and there's been a lag in digitizing info. Plus, there is a BING and/or BabelFish translator tool that can help you decipher.

I sent a note to a German genealogist using the online translator and apologizing for my lack of German. He wouldn't believe me since the translation was so good. He teased me.

More than one way to skin a cat!
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