Immigrant Places Overseas

We thought we need a place for visitors to research their ancestral homeland.  Many overseas locations have data available for anyone free of charge.  Below are a few of the links we found.

American/Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society

Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association Many of our German ancestors may have actually came from the Gottschee settlement, now known as Slovenia. My ancestors were commonly known as Germans from Austria who spoke a different dialect of German which some had never heard, according to my grandma. After further research, this is actually the area they came from. Clinton County had a considerable Gottschee immigrant settlement. Lorraine Houghton and Marilu Thurman did wonderful research and contributed it to our site. Since many Clinton County ancestors came from Gottschee, we've made a new area just for that information.


"The emigration researcher, Dr. Gerd Hagenah of Bad Segeberg, has determined that more emigrants from the province of Schleswig came to Clinton County Iowa than anywhere else in the world." - Michael Kearney

Municipality Erfde The official web site of the town. See our Sister City News page

Genealogy Erfde

These links were located by Richard Carstensen and Michael Kearney. Thank you!