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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 10, 2012, 05:27 AM

35. First Temeschburg, then Temeswar

Both my paternal grandparents were from Biled--the transition from German to Hungarian and then Romanian losing only one "l" from the original Billed. Genealogy in that area is usually tougher than that because so many of the villages have three and even four names. Gross Sanct' Nikolaus became Nagy Szent-Miklos, and then Sinnicolau Mare, for instance. We did some biking in southern Germany and Austria a few years back, but being older we were worried that Romania might be a bit too "primitive" for us to do that way. One of these days we'll do the Eurailpass + car thing and check out the St. Michael's church records.

Biled is about 10 miles from Timisoara, but in my grandparents' time it might as well have been on the moon from their perspective. I'll bet you probably have at least some Donauschwaben ancestry.

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