General Privacy Statement
By visiting our website you agree to the collection, processing and usage of data as decribed.
No registration is required for the use of our web site.
Per page visit, we collect a record containg ip-address, date and time plus the name of the document visited (Server-Logs),
but without any relationship to your person.
No personal data is collected.
We do not share or forward any server log data.
All data is stored on servers in Germany.
Data protection aspects are not very important in conjunction with the vital data presented here.
With some rare exceptions, the vital data published here come from heritage books, that had been published years ago.
The rule applies: "once published, published forever".
Data protection aspects plus the aspect of keeping the web site compact lead to the following classification of person profiles:
Died more than 30 years ago or were born more than 110 years ago.
Still living or died less than 30 years ago, but mentioned in the heritage books or on an internet repository.
Stillborn children, children who died before the 14th birthday.
Still living or died less than 30 years ago, but neither mentioned in the heritage books nor in an internet repository. In most cases directly shared by a fellow researcher.
Concerning personal data of Category D we reserve the right to share these data with genealogists, who are proven our relatives.
We assume, that these researchers are familiar with handling sensitive personal data.
We consider making relatives know each other is one of the central target of family research.
With our handling rules we want to support family members to get in contact.
If you do not agree with these handling rules, let us know.
About these Pages
Together with my husband Gerhard Bauch I do family history research for private purposes.
On these pages you find relatives of Ulrike Engel. For data protection reasons, we do not publish vital data of potentially living persons.
The only purpose of this web site is to find more relatives.
For your orientation, there is a region page.
One important research aspect is to find emigrants, for details, see the Emigration page.
There is also a catalog section with detailed vital data for each person.
Regarding my person: I am born on Feb, 3rd 1957 in Kirchheim / Heidelberg, for employment reasons, I moved the Donnersbergkreis, Northern Palatinate.
My husband used to work as a Software Developer. He was employed in the IT business and in government authorities for more than 42 years.
Persons, who are related to Ulrike Spiess have been marked in order to simplify navigation and research.
In some cases there is more than one date for birth, death or marriage for the same person or couple.
This is caused by multiple but contradictory sources for a particular person.
Please consider this web site as a snap shot of our family history research project.
We're still completing data, but sometimes it takes some time, until all results are online.
Starting from my pedigree we tried to find as many descendants of my earliest known ancestors as possible.
We found plenty of them.
This derives from the fact, that the Heidelberg area has excellent family history sources, in particular, there are several heritage books covering Kirchheim and its surroundings.
The majority of our research results come from these heritage books (Ortsfamilienbuch).
May we kindly ask you, to also share your genealogical data with us, as long as these data refer to our relatives or descendants of these relatives.
Vital data, you share with us will be treated according to the rules lined out under "General Privacy Statement".
List of heritage books, where we copied most vital data from:
Eppelheimer Familien von 1650-1900 by Franz Sobkowiak and Lothar Wesch
Familienbuch Heddesheim by Rudolf Kreutzer
Einwohner und Ortsfremde in Hockenheim (Baden) und dem Insultheimer Hof vor 1901 by Horst Auer, Franz Bitz, Gerhard Heinrich und Werner Helmus
Familien in St. Ilgen ab 1694 by Kurt Frei
Familienbuch Kirchheim 1650-1900 by Oskar Schmitt and Rudolf Sickmüller
Ladenburger Kirchenbücher I - III by Karl Diefenbacher
Familien in Leimen 1677-1901 by Kurt Frei
Einwohner und Ortsfremde in Dossenheim (Baden) und Schwabenheimer Hof vor 1901 von Werner Helmus.
Einwohner und Ortsfremde in Nußloch (Baden) und Maisnach vor 1901 by Margit Oswald and Werner Helmus
Familien in Oftersheim 1694-1900 by Kurt Frei
Familien in Plankstadt 1650-1910 by Lothar Wesch
Sandhausen I und II von Kurt Frei
Walldorfer Familienbuch 1650-1900 by Klaus Ronellenfitsch
GEDBAS (www.gedbas.de) a web site run by the German Computer Genealogy Association
SEHUM, a Web Site about Swiss Emigrants to Heidelberg
private Web Sites in Germany and in the USA
some civil registration offices
cemeteries in the Heidelberg area
the diocesan archive in Speyer
archion, the church book portal of the german evangelical church
Data Structures and Methods
We collect vital data about persons I am related to. With "related" I mean "genetically related", Genealogy has to do with genes, hasn't it.
Adoptive children, stepchildren or foster children are listed, but marked as such.
Partners of relatives belong to the group of persons, we are interested in, while the parents or other partners or other children or these partners do not.
For every person we record
Names, also Nicknames and Titles
Birth dates, dates of death, plus the places
Dates of christening and burial plus the places
Profession, religion, public offices being held, social status
Dates and places of marriages
Dates of immigration and emigration, origin or destination
People in our database can be linked to each other in 3 ways:
per parent child relationship, see "genetical related" above
per partner relationship in particular, when being parents of common children
in any other social relationship
godparents, best men
adoptive children, stepchildren, foster children
children with presumed parentage
any other social relationship between two persons, midwives, teachers
In our collection we only use two genders "male" and "female".
There are heterogeneous partnerships only, same-sex partnerships are indeed recorded but in the same way as godparents or adoptive children.
This is no chauvinism, with these simplyfied rules, the structure of our database became less complex.
Some vital data are recorded with multiple instances, we did so, when we found different sources for one and the same event.
The same applies when a person has multiple names.
We don't deal with degrees of relationship because of the problems that come with marriages between relatives, some earliest known ancestors appear multiple times in my pedigree producing a confusing
number of ancestor ids plus a set of different degrees of relationship.
A child in our data collection has one father and one mother at maximum. This simplyfies our data model. In case, different sources mention different parents, we handle these parents as social relatives, but not as genetic parents.
Many people of my distant relatives emigrated, most of them to Northern America.
We are quite interested in learning more about these individuals.
Did they reach a European harbour at all ?
What ship did they check in ?
Did they survive the journey ?
Where did they go after arriving (e.G. Ellis Island) ?
Did they establish a family and did they produce more offspring ?
Do you belong to the descendancy of one of the persons mentioned on the emigration page ?
Would you like to share your family history knowledge with us ?
We made several contacts to people in the USA and Canada, Ulrike has several thousand relatives, living in Pennsylvania Utah and Ontario.
We cannot guarantee that any data on this web site is complete and correct.
The data presented here is partially the result of our own research, plus we have integrated data from other sources. (see above)
We reserve the right to update and restructure the web site from time to time.
The access to this web site is free of charge.
You are allowed to use data from this web site for your own private family history research.
Any commercial use of any parts of this web site is strictly prohibited.
Some Technical Details
All html pages of this site are UTF-8 encoded.
The page layout has been optimized for full HD resolution (1920 * 1080).
In case you encounter a representation problem, please let us know, (screenshot welcome).
We checked all html pages of this site with the help of an html validator.
No errors have been found.
www.ulrike-engel.de now also has an SSL protected entry. In case your web browser complains about missing security, simply use "http://www.ulrike.engel.de" .
For the time being, we do without https Support.
There is no confidential data on the entire Web Site, in particular no data related to visitors.
Furthermore, https is not for free. The amount we save, (some hundred Euros a year) has been invested in books and hardware.
Some Economical Aspects
You can use this Web Site without any charge.
We do not beg for donations, the running costs for our technical infrastructure are not high.
We do not show any third party advertising.
In case an external link looks like advertising, this is not intended.