My ancestry research 

1. About me and my family

My name is Bernhard K. Mux Master of Arts, historian and I´m living in Cologne, Germany. 

In 1982 I started with the genealogical resaerch. My research focuese are the Rhineland, Westphalia and the former duchy Nassau (Limburg/Lahn/the Westerwald).

 

My ancestors are from Rhineland, Westphalia and the former dukedom of Nassau. 

In the western side of the Rhine are the oldest civil registers in Germany. They started in 1798. They were written in French language until 1814. After the Congress of Vienna the Kingdom of Prussia annexed the Rhineland and Westphalia in 1815. The oldest civil registers in Westphalia started in 1874. 

After the Austria-Prussian war in 1866 the duchy of Nassau was a part of the Kingdom of Prussia. The last duke of Nassau emigrated to Luxemburg. 

 

On the next pages are information about my eight great-grandparents families: 

 

My grandfather Mux and his Riflemen
My grandfather Mux and his Riflemen

1. Family Mux, Dormagen-Rheinfeld, District Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Rhineland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

2. Family Bayer, Dormagen-Rheinfeld, District Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Rhineland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

3. Family Schlosser, Limburg-Dietkirchen, District Limburg-Weilburg, Duchy Nassau Now: State Hesse, Germany 

4. Family Nothhausen, Cologne-Roggendorf, Rhineland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

5. Family Soerries, Rüthen-Kellinghausen, District Soest, Westphalia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

6. Family Krane, Rüthen-Westereiden District Soest, Westphalia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

7. Family Kueckelheim, Rüthen-Nettelstädt, District Soest, Westphalia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

8. Family Niggenaber, Rüthen-Kellinghausen, District Soest, Westphalia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany