Ruedigers Genealogy Website


Welcome to my genealogy website

The focus of my research is the name Kemmler on the one hand but also the emigrants of my hometown area. Both aspects have been incorporated in this website to encourage information exchange.

How did it begin?

I have started my research in the end of 1999, when my son Florian had to produce  a pedigree with 3 generations as a home work in school. We had to notice, that it was really difficult to name all the great-grandparents and further back, the information was only available partially.

What can you expect from this website?

  • Nearly everything I know about the name Kemmler – where it came from, where it can be found and all different kind of Kemmler tidbits
  • More about family names which are quite common in the Haerten area. You can access them via the category list in the left menu bar.
  • information for specific cities with historical information, addresses of the administration and the parishes. Accessible via the category list in the left hand bar or the menu bar on top.
  • A lot about the emigrants from the Haerten (complete list) and the neighbor cities (partially) and what happened to them in their new settlements  in the emigration section
  • Some tips for foreign researcher who are researching their ancestors in the Haerten and surrounding area


How can you access the information?

  • Via the top bar menu – news gives you access to all posts
  • The search in the top right corner
  • Each page/post has at the beginning a flag icon to toggle the languange. In addition the language can be always choosen from the footer.
  • After scrolling down the page/posts a little blue icon (circle) will appear in the right corner of the screen. While clicking on the icon you will be navigated to the top again.

Enjoy reading the information provided. If you would like to get in contact with me please use the contact form.

Kind regards

Ruediger Kemmler

Latest posts

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The 3,000 border line of recorded emigrants was recently passed. Currently 3,017 emigrants are online. Tracing down proposed DNA-matches lead to the findings of additional...

In the past years I have received pictures of the emigrants of the Haerten area or I could extract one from a published obituary. In...

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During the preparation process of my presentation for the Historical Society on June 24, 2023 I have launched two new interactive maps and integrated them...

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