My Qualifications

  • I have been fascinated with history since my youth.
  • From that time on the questions of human history – the big and the little ones – didn’t let me go:  How has human society developed? How were ordinary people faring in the past?
  • Thus, historical studies became my great passion.
  • During my studies at Hanover University, I attained profound knowledge of the techniques and skills necessary for the qualified scientific work as a historian. My outstanding academic degree (Magister Artium, „sehr gut“) is proof of these abilities.
  • For about 15 years, I have been researching the history of my widely ramified family. I am conscientiously managing our family archive. That is how I gained the essential experience for my work as a genealogist.
  • I am a member of the following genealogical associations: Verein für Computergenealogie (CompGen) (=Association for Computer-Genealogy), Verein für Familienforschung in Ost- und Westpreußen (VFFOW) (Association for Genealogy in East and West Prussia) and of the Braunschweigischer Geschichtsverein (Association for the History of  Brunswick Land).
  • I have special expertise for these regions: Brunswick Land, Eichsfeld (the region in the south of Lower Saxony and northwest of Thuringia), former West Prussia and the city of Berlin. Other specialized subjects are German soldiers in World War I and II, emigration to America and internal migration in 19th century Germany.

My qualifications are prerequisite for my concept of high-quality scientific work and reliable service. For further information read here: