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German brickwall broken

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Jan Report 3 Aug 2013 21:33

For years I've been trying to find information about my great grandfather, Karl Johann Wilhelm (William) Gobel, who came from Germany to England in 1864/5.

For the umpteenth time I put his name in the search box of Family Search, and this time he came up, as a result of which I've found the names of his parents and maternal grandparents.

So keep searching, even when you've searched that site many times before.