I found the following info that may be helpful to some of you: "Help for persons seeking German immigrants may be at hand.... To obtain information, send the source name, birth date, occupation, denomination, year of emigration or earliest year abroad, etc. -- and the same data for all known family members. You should also remember to indicate if you have any knowledge of the German state of origin." Send to: The German Emigrants' Register, P.O. Box 1720-D02840(W), Diepholz, Germany.
Also, for those of you who have indicated the village where your Kellings are from, I've got you "flagged" on my newly-acquired map of Germany. I thought it'd be fun to "flag" where all the Kellings came from. I hope to hear from the rest of you so I can "flag" your branch of the tree.
I've researched my line through several generations in the Landkern-Klotten area (along the Mosel River) and have come to a dead end around 1700...which leads me to believe that they moved there from somewhere else.
I've also been doing some local research at the Maryland State Archives and area libraries for John Heald, whose ancestors settled in the Baltimore area (I live in Annapolis). John H., if you're reading this, I'll e-mail you soon. Also, the folks noted in the first paragraph may be able to pinpoint Frederick's origin and date of emigration. Today I searched a dozen or more ship manifests from 1860-1880 and came up with nothing (those were manifests that are on the computer - many aren't yet). I checked Balt-Phila-NY ports or entry. Boo!
Happy hunting, everyone!
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