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Rauschkolb Genealogy

A Site for Rauschkolb and other related names

Last Updated January, 2006

My name is Mark Richard Rauschkolb, and I have been researching my family history for almost twenty years. When I started, I knew little of our family history, so I started by contacting every Rauschkolb that I could find. I also wrote down every Rauschkolb reference that I found in books or on microfilm. This gave me a great deal of information, much of it about lines that are not connected to mine, at least not here in America.
I have created this site as a place to share the information that I have collected with the people who might be interested in it. It also gives others a place to find me, so that they can share what they know.

Rauschkolb - A Really Old Name?

While researching our family history, I could rarely find any information about the name, which made me think that our family name has to be relatively "new" -- an "old" name would have been written about. Well, I recently heard from a friend in Germany, who changed my mind on this.

My friend Heiner, who found me because of this website, has access to "The Chronicle of Wachenheim" which is a book from the early 1900s about the history of the town of Wachenheim, a town near the Rhein River that also happens to be the location of the Rauschkolb Winery (more about the winery and it's current owner down below). The earliest Rauschkolb reference that he has found in this book, is for a Catholic priest in the year 1323!

Heiner is in the process of translating the text from the old german, and I will post the translations as I get them

Rauschkolb Family Trees

My Family Trees

The tree listed above is a traditional family tree -- it looks good on paper, but there is so much more that can be done with the information. I have created a program that builds "interactive" family trees that use the power of the web to display family tree information, and so much more.

The trees below contains two types of links. If you click on the number above an individual, the tree will be redisplayed with them at the root. If you click on a "More Info" link, a "timeline" will be displayed for that family. The "timeline" includes all of the information that I have for that individual and their spouse, in chronological order. Along with the usual dates, this information includes where they lived and what there occupation was.

My Interactive Family Tree

 My Interactive Calrow Family Tree My English connection
 My Interactive Dorney Family Tree My Irish connection
 My Interactive Holowatch / Holowacz Family Tree My Ruthenian connection
 My Interactive Pienovi Family Tree My Italian connection

Uli's Interactive Family Tree

Lloyd's Interactive Family Tree

If you would like me to post your family tree, send me the information and I will format the information and post it!

Rauschkolb Winery

The family crest at the top of the page comes from the Rauschkolb Winery or Vinyard in Wachenheim, which is in the Rheinland-Pfalz region of Germany. They are not on the web, but I do have a winelist that I have converted to a PDF file that you can view or download HERE. This list is from 1999, so is a little out of date -- I will try to get a newer one. This list is in German, which I do not know how to read, so please do not ask for a translation. If you are interested, you can contact Thomas, who runs the place at:

Weingut Thomas Rauschkolb
Hauptstrasse 36
67591 Wachenheim

Tel: ++49 +6243 8836
Fax: ++49 +6243 7901

Rauschkolb Newsletters

When I first started researching my family history, I wrote and sent out a newsletter to all of the people that I could find. I used it as a method to share what I had learned, and as a regular reminder to those who had not yet contacted me. Here are the first three that I sent:

Newsletter #1 Spring 1992

Newsletter #2 Fall 1992

Newsletter #3 Fall 1993

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Like most web sites, this place is always being worked on.
If you find a problem, let me know.
If you have something you would like to see posted, send it to me.
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                    -- Mark