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  • Georg Jakob Wagner (1786 - 1859)
    Birth 22 Jun 1786 • Burbach, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Prussia Baptism 25 Jun 1786 • Malstatt, Rheinland, Prussia Marriage Maria Catharina von Kurtz • 25 Mar 1817 • Evangelisch, Malstatt, Rhein...
  • Maria Katharina von Kurz (1794 - 1878)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jul 8 2018, 16:13:44 UTC *Marriage 25 Mar 1817 • Evangelisch, Malstatt, Rheinland, Prussia
  • Anna Margaretha Hess (1785 - 1829)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Jan 24 2018, 1:45:07 UTC * Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : May 12 2020, 1:30:48 UTC
  • Johannes Jacob Spindler (1778 - 1866)
    Johann Spindler, marceneiro nascido em Niederhosenbach, em Birkenfeld, Alemanha, descreveu a tragédia do Cäcilie, navio que havia deixado o porto de Bremen em janeiro de 1827: Diante da costa holande...
  • Manuel José Rodrigues Torres (1769 - d.)
    Portugal, Braga, Registros Paroquiais, 1530-1911 Braga Barcelos Martim Santa Maria Batismos 1748-1881 Image 101 of 436 *****14 Oct 1769******* Manoel Jose was born, legitimate son of Manoel Rodrigues T...

From Nat Taylor's A Genealogist's Sketchbook:

What is a Gateway Ancestor?

" ... in broad terms, a gateway ancestor is any individual with known or traceable ancestry in a specific group who intermarries into a target group, and therefore adds a new set of ancestors to his or her descendants in the target group. For example, every immigrant from one country to another is a potential gateway ..."

about this project

Collaborators, please add profiles representing a door from one group to another in your Geni tree. Immigrants, "notables," adventurers ... Let's get beyond the usual suspects and find more people who connect us all together. Profiles must be set to "public.".

For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki Projects Page. If you would like to contribute to this page, or add profiles, request to join as collaborator from the "actions" menu in the upper right hand corner. Click here for instructions about using Wiki markup language. Click here to start a new discussion within the project. It may be more efficient to use the "Related Projects" link to add profiles already gathered in a Geni project.

to add profiles to the project

  • From the profile page: upper right hand corner, actions, (drop down), "add to project" (select project)
  • From the project page: upper right hand corner, actions, (drop down), "add profile"