Posted on June 26th, 2009 No comments
During the past few months I’ve been working on the “La Généalogie des Gerthoffer 1676-1988″ book to make its content available as an electronic version via a dedicated genealogy online software.
Written by Antoine Gerthoffer, following years of investigation, this book contains lots of details about our genealogy with explanations, old documents, pictures …
As far as I’m aware two versions have been published; 1676-1978 and an update in 1988.
Until now a bit more than 1850 people have been referenced online. It gives us a solid basis to continue Antoine’s work.
We will begin by using the following methods for our investigations:
- Facebook, a lot of Gerthoffer(t) are using Facebook
- Specialized websites (ancestry.com, geneaweb.com, …), sadly most of them require payment of a monthly fee.
- Search engines (google, yahoo, …)
Right now PhpGedView software is used for the online version, a few customization steps will be necessary in order to make it easy to use. Keeping an eye on Privacy topics.
There is a Gerthoffert street in Thann (68 – Haut Rhin).
GERTHOFFER, father and son, descendants of a very old familly from Burnhaupt living in Thann.
Camille (the father), and his two sons, Louis et Jean, gave their lives for the freedom of their country in 1915.
The city of Thann gave their name to one of the main streets of the city.
André GANTER has written an article based on details collected by Antoine Gerthoffert concerning the Gerthoffer(t) familly.
Available (in French) on the CDHF website (Centre Départemental d’Histoire des Familles), you should have a look into this article if you are interested about the history of our family.
Article available here (in French): http://www.cdhf.net/fr/index.php?t=bases&d=bases%2Fnotices&c=notices&f=selection&p=&order=uid&order2=1&motcle=&nom1=gerthoffer
Firt post on the gerthoffer(t).info blog, Google gives us mor than 20 000 results for Gerthoffer and a bit more than 2500 results for Gerthoffert.
The first result is an article about a chocolate maker/shop (chocolaterie) owned by Patricia et Gregory Gerthoffer (without “t”) at Retzwiller in east of France (Haut Rhin – 68).
This very comprehensive article (in French) has been published on dreyeckland website.
Article available here: