Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia INTRO - researching GULD in northern Denmark #scandinavia

Buzaitis and Petersen <bubbeleh@...>

Hello ScandanaviaSig,

I just joined this group, as well as the Czech-Austria group, the Litvak
group and the German/Swiss group. My own ancestors are Czech and Danish;
my partner's are Lithuanian and Polish, and I am helping a friend >from
Switzerland who is looking into family rumors she has heard concerning
her background.

I have been doing genealogy research for 7 years and hold a Certificate in
Genealogy and Family History >from the University of Washington in Seattle,
Washington, USA. I have personally conducted family research in the
archives of the Czech Republic. However, I consider myself to be a novice
in doing Scandanavian Genealogy research of any kind (as I am much to timid
to tackle going backwards >from a Christian Petersen on my father's paternal

I live in Seattle, Washington, USA.

My native language is English and I also know some Czech and German, and
have access to someone who knows Lithuanian.

I consider myself intermediate in using a computer. My experience in using
the Internet is also intermediate.

My primary research goal now is to find out whether the surname GULD in the
area near Sjorring and Tilsted, northern Denmark, might be Jewish in
origin. In my father's maternal line I show a Maren Christendatter Guld
(born @ 1731) who married Christen Christensen.

I know that the name GULD means "gold" in Danish, but does this necessarily
imply that it is Jewish in origin?

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Dena (Simacek-Svajgr) Petersen
Seattle, Washington, USA
reply to: bubbeleh@...

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