Posted By:Ted Pack
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Subject:Re: Family History
Post Date:March 06, 2004 at 08:06:50
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/tiencken/messages/10.html
Forum:Tiencken Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/tiencken/

Hi Thomas,

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
has 79 entries for Tiencken with the little box "Exact Spelling" checked, and 199 with it unchecked.

http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
has 14 with the exact spelling. (Some are duplicates).

http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
has 31 exact entries; some may be your aunts by marriage and uncles by blood. If you had a maiden aunt, she may be there too. Your parents are there, if they died in Tarpon Springs.

If you get interested, you'll probably have to use an obituary, SSN application, death certificate or cemetery records to get to your grandparents. Most (not all) of the genealogy data on the Internet is for people born before 1900.

If you sign up for a free 14-day subscription to the US Census on ancestry.com, you could probably find your dad as an 8-year old on the 1930, which would give you his father. (His mother would be there under her married name, which helps a little but not much.) Finding your mother on the 1930 would depend on her maiden name; if it was Rogolinski, you could probably find her; if it was Smith, you couldn't.

I would be willing to guess your name started in the Netherlands or Germany and has three or four spelling variations. Most Germanic names do. My personal record is a 6th great grandfather who started out as "Kesselburg" and used 12 variations before dying as "Casselberry".

http://www.tedpack.org/begingen.html
has some hints for beginners.

I'm not related, just trying to help.