Thursday, January 29, 2009

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David Rickman said...


I am writing a book about Max Neugass and would like to share information with whoever contributed the details about him and his family in The Goldsmidt Family Project. Max was a Confederate soldier and prisoner of war at Fort Delaware, now a state park, and left a small number of very important drawings of the fort and prison camp. Anyone wishing to share informaton can contact me directly through my e-mail [] or my work phone [302-739-9187]. I would be very grateful to anyone who can help and will, of course, cite them in my acknowledgements.


David Rickman

Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation

Anonymous said...

Dear Goldschmidt family and ancestors,

I am researching ancestors of Simon Goldschmidt of Bayswater, England. If there is anyone who is either directly related, or who can direct me to ancestors of Simon Goldschmidt of Bayswater, England, please contact me with your relationship to Simon Goldschmidt.

There may be an ancestor who may be entitled to an unclaimed inheritance. Thank-you for allowing me to access your family project
for the benefit of some-one.

Yours sincerely,

Deborah Lange


Ph: +61 (0) 418 833889 - Australia

Julia said...

I have a enquiry of the descendants of William Francis Kynaston Thompson. The enquiry is to do with my family's geneological research. I am trying to unpick a small mystery.

My father, Robert John Hetherington, and therefore I too, are descended from Joaquin Mendoza who took the English name Joe King. He is documented as having been a much loved bo'sun of Lord Nelson. I understand from my father that Joe King's daughter, Mary King, made a sampler, which was in the family for many years. Apparently the tapestry was given, sometime c. 1945-65, by my father's uncle, Robert Charles Hetherington, to Brigadier Thompson, who believed that Mary King was also a member of his family. (This means of course the sampler became the legitimate property of the Thompson family.) My father thinks that Brigadier Thompson was probably, in fact, descended from the niece of Joe King's daughter Mary King, and that the niece was also called Mary King.

At some time apparently the Thompson family expressed an interest in making some arrangement to give or sell the sampler back to my family, but this was not pursued.

I wondered whether Brigadier Thompson's family might be able to help cast any light on this. Do they know of any sampler which might, possibly, have been made by a Mary King, some time in the early nineteenth century, I presume. If so, do they know any history of the sampler, or what became of it? I would be very grateful for any information about the sampler.

An an image of the sampler would be very much appreciated. However, It sounds as though the Thompson family must be relatives of ours anyway, so it might be interesting to talk.

Anonymous said...

Gday. I'm looking for John Holze, who went to school in the late 50's and early 60's in Port Pirie, SA. He was in the Scouts, and I have a couple of photos he may be interested in. Contact me at

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Ronald said...

I'm building the Speijer family tree in the Netherlands and one of my ancestors is Jacob Speijer married to Alida Speelman. I've seen on tis website the following: SPEIJER, NEOMI DOMINIQUE. Father: SPIEJER, Isaac BOB Mother: BOERSCHOTEN, Maria CATHERINA. NEOMI DOMINIQUE,SPEIJER, SPEIJER,NEOMI
They are directly related to me. If you have any information please contact me at or ++,31-650683883

Anonymous said...

Information concerning Robbert Philip Veerman

I am a psychologist and psychoanalyst with an interest in the Holocaust because I am a member of the Second Generation: both of my parents escaped from Germany in 1938 and settled in New York City. During the course of conducting research for a paper I am writing I came across information about Robbert Philip Veerman that might be of interest to surviving relatives.

1. Robbert Philip Veerman was given Camp Serial Number 84742 in Auschwitz. This information can be confirmed by going to this link which is the advanced search page of the Memorial Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau
and entering only the following number in the space for Camp serial number: 84742.

2. This is a link to Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands which states that Mr. Veerman (DOB: 3/27/1919) was a commercial clerk living in Amsterdam, was a resistance fighter and deported to Auschwitz where he was killed on January 31, 1943:

I would be willing to discuss this and other information with a relative if they have any interest in doing so.

Michael D. Zentman, Ph.D.