Genealogy Projects tagged with german on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Jews of Savannah, Georgia

    by B. H. Levy & Rabbi Arnold Mark Belzer Congregation Mickve Israel was founded by 42 Jews who arrived in Savannah, in the new colony of Georgia, on July 11, 1733. Having left London, England, five months earlier, the brave band of mostly Portuguese Jews and two German Jewish families sought freedom and opportunity in the New World. The first communal act upon landing in Savannah was the in...

  • German settlement in Australia

    German settlement in Australia Germans began to settle in Australia in large numbers in 1838, with the arrival of immigrants from Prussia to Adelaide, South Australia. German immigrants were prominent in settling South Australia and Queensland. Between 1850 until World War I, German settlers and their descendants comprised the largest non-British or Irish group of Europeans in Australia. To...

  • Woehl / Wale / Wales

    Wöhl / Woehl family that originated in Oberseebach, Bas-Rhin, France. A good number of them migrated to Welland County, Ontario, Canada and settled. A select number emigrated to Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA. The surname can be seen written in a number of ways depending on where they are using the name. In Oberseebach it was Wöhl and in North America and other places that ...