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Genealogies of German, Italian and Polish Families
13th century - 19th century
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Contains primarily histories and genealogical charts of German families, including one that traces back to Arabic roots. Includes some charts for Polish and Italian families. Many families trace are traced from the 13th century to the middle of the 19th century.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Genealogies of German, Italian and Polish Families, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
This box contains a very few histories and genealogical charts of Polish and Italian families. Almost all, however, are of German families, for the most part from Bavaria. With rare exceptions, the charts and histories are handwritten in German script. The time covered usually begins about the thirteenth or fourteenth centuries and is continued to the middle of the nineteenth century. One family is traced back to 846. Included with the names listed on the charts are usually the birth and death dates, the marriages, and frequently the positions held in the particular communities.
Nearly all the papers bear a label marked: "Bibliotheca Caroli Hopfii," with identifying numbers.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
|Box 1 Folder 1|
Einsiedel Family. Begins with Peter, ca. 1306. The family was largely associated with Saxony in Germany.
|Box 1 Folder 2|
Frangipani Family of Italy. Begins with Leone, ca. 1014; ends with Mario, died in Rome in 1654. Two members of the family are remembered because each had temporarily imprisoned the Pope. The earlier CensIus had imprisoned Gregory VII (1075); and Censlus II imprisoned Gelasius II in 1116. There are two principal charts in chronological order. In addition, there are three others, which appear to be rough drafts of the two main ones. There are notes in Italian concerning the activities of the more prominent members of the family.
|Box 1 Folder 3|
Thirty charts of genealogies of German families, beginning in the twelfth century, and continuing to the middle of the nineteenth century. The major family represented is that of von der Grössen.
|Box 1 Folder 4|
Sixteen charts of genealogies of German families, beginning in the tenth century, and continuing to the middle of the eighteenth century. Family names include: Bolandia, Falckenstein, Lüdingen and Yseburgia.
|Box 1 Folder 5|
Other genealogies, as well as family histories and notes in handwritten German script.
|Box 1 Folder 6|
Arabic roots and the families of the Ismaelites of Wuestenfeld, Germany, from Ismael through Mohammed. History and institutions of the Polish nobility, in handwritten German script, excerpts; 22 pages. Family tree of the Count von Lindau in Württemberg. Tables on the family of the Counts of Bagno. Family tree of von Eilenburg. Family history and tree of the Counts of Geldern.
|Box 1 Folder 7|
Family history and genealogical charts of the family of von Krassow of Schweikvitz, Salkow, Siggermow, etc. Most in handwritten German script, from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries.
|Box 1 Folder 8|
Collection of German family charts and histories, including those of the Bavarian family of Palffy von Erdöt, which is traced from 846 to the middle of the nineteenth century.