Welcome to my new blog about the Dorfprozelten immigrants to Australia. I know there are many emigrants from Dorfprozelten to north America as well and while the focus here is on Australia, if you have “Dorf” ancestry please do get in touch by leaving a comment etc. Perhaps you’d even like to write a story of your ancestors for the blog.
In Australia, German immigrants are traditionally associated with the Lutheran religion. This is not the case with those from Dorfprozelten where the primary religion is Roman Catholicism as it is across much of Bavaria. This is an important distinguishing characteristic among these migrants.
I started this separate blog as my Dorfprozelten page on Family History Across the Seas has been one of my most successful ones. It’s also provided links between family members which has made me pleased. It also means I get to learn more about the families <wink>. Please make sure you read the comments on that page to see if anyone has been in touch about your family.
My plan in the first instance is to upload stories I’ve written for other reasons which may not be readily available to you. If these are your families, you may find that I’ve inadvertently made a mistake as you will know the detail of your family better than I do, especially as I haven’t been able to purchase many certificates for these emigrants. If you find a mistake please leave a message in the comments.
Beneath the header images you will see a number of tabs which will tell you a bit more about me, about this blog and why I started this Dorfprozelten research. The reference tab also lists a number of very useful sources for anyone chasing ancestors from the village. Some are specific and some are more general but either way there’s much to be learned.
What are the images that will shuffle as you change from page to page? Well they are ones I took during a 2003 visit to Dorfprozelten. Some don’t translate well to the panorama format, and some aren’t a great standard, but are probably still worth looking at for those with ancestry there.
And if there’s some kind soul out there who has an urge to translate any of the stories into German, I’d be eternally grateful as my German skills are decidedly rusty and inadequate to the task.