Eureka! Gefunden! What? YES! Online parish registers! This is an historic FIRST!
Lynell Sala & Karl Sala have found thousands of ancestral family members for hundreds of clients, but never before have they been able to research ONLINE digitized images!
After having painstakingly researched & located the client’s (Lois Jurss) ancestral “Polish” Prussian target parish of origin on the Hamburg Passenger List, Lynell & Karl have now been able to find their client’s target ancestor’s Evangelical Lutheran Church birth & christening record ONLINE!
No, it was not in a microfilm nor in a book, but in the digitized images of the hand-schrifted, old Germanic and Latin handwritings in the Tirschtiegel, Posen, Preussen Evangelical Lutheran parish register duplicates located ONLINE at www.pilot.familysearch.org! Duplicate parish registers were required of the clergy & church during certain periods by various Germanic governments.
Reinhold Horn had two extra given names of which the client was unaware.
Often a Germanic person does not go by his very first given name. We have solved many cases by following this idiosyncracy. I am Karl-Michael Sala, but even my mother called me Michael or Mike. Her father was Karl Friedrich, but he was known as the nickname “Fritz.” Her brother Karl-Heinz went by Heinz.
We continued our client research in having also located the births / christenings of most, if not all, his siblings in the Trzciel, Poznan, Poland parish register.
So that we can go back further in time, and obtain the target ancestor’s parents’ marriage, we now await microfilms to arrive at the Mesa, Arizona Regional Family History Center.