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Family Genealogy Homepages

WorldConnect
Much good information about Emslanders can be found in the gedcom databases which make up the WorldConnect website http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/.
This resource has been used extensively in the process of identifying emigrants for this website.

Bernsen, Olivia A: FTM webpage Family Trails to Texas
Emslanders in Clinton County, IL, and Texas
BERNSEN, BRUEMMER, HEIMAN, SCHUERMANN, WILKENS

Brumbaug, Kay: FTM webpage Descendants of Joseph Engelken
Enslanders (mostly Engelken) in St. Louis, MO, Jo Daviess County, IL, Alamakee County, IA, and Nemeha, KS
ENGELKEN, KUPER, SCHULTE

Budden, John: Budde-Budden-Kefing Descendants
Emslanders in Menominee, IL
BUDDE, BUDDEN, HOPPMAN

Labath, Cathy Joynt and Jo Banks: Our Families - Descendants of Heinrich Westendorf
Emslander Westendorf in Davenport, IA
WESTENDORF

The Moravian Connection
Emslanders in Clinton County, MO
BERNSEN, HAAR, HEIMAN, SCHURMAN, WILKEN

Weber, Joseph Brian:  FTM sites The Joseph Weber Family Info Depot; Descendants of Henry George Menken and Descendants of John Menken (Menke)
Emslanders in Clinton County, IL, and neighboring counties
HOFF

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Books about Emsland

No attempt will be made here to include all books written about locations in Emsland. Mentioned below are only books which have been helpful for this project, especially those which were the source of some information about the emigrants listed on this website.

Auswanderungsliste fuer die Fruehere Pfarrgemeinde Twist in den Jahren 1838 - 1910 nach Amerika, published by the Gemeinde Twist

This book devotes one page to each emigrating family, supplying valuable birth information for each individual and names of parents, grandparents, and in some cases, great-grandparents.

Bechtluft, Horst H, 200 Jahre Moorkolonien Twist, 1786-1986, Ein Lesebuch and den Anfaengen, compiled by Horst H. Bechtluft, published by Gemeinde Twist, 1986

The chapter entitled Twister Auswanderung nach USA - Neuanfang in der Neuen Welt by Horst H Bechtluft and Hermann Levelink has a list of families which emigrated from St. George parish in Twist to America and gives the names of both emigrating parents, how many children they had and the year of emigration.

Behnen, Elisabeth et al., Berssen - Ein Dorf im Emsland - Orts- und Kirchenchronik, published by the Gemeinden Gross Berssen and Klein Berssen, 2000

This book contains a very useful list of emigrants from Gross and Klein Berssen. Those listed were born in one of those villages and they registered their intent to emigrate with the parish. Entries for the years 1842 to 1873 contain date and place of birth, parents' names and year of emigration. Earlier and later entries have less information.

Tandecki, Norbert and Reinhard Cloppenburg, Status Animarum, 1749 - see details under Emsland Church Records, Status Animarum

Tenfelde, Walter, Auswanderungen und Auswanderer aus dem ehemaligen Kreise Lingen nach Nordamerika, publ: Heimatverein Lingen (Ems), Lingen 1998, ISBN: 3-9800064-6-8

A book listing emigrants from the former Kreise Lingen - an excellent resource for this project!
See Emsland - Civil Records for more details.

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