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.
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
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!
Newsletter #1 Spring 1992
Newsletter #2 Fall 1992
Newsletter #3 Fall 1993
Pictures of My Children
Pictures of our Animals (and other family members)
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