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This web site of my ancestors, which include Ebachs, Tschirharts, Thiessens, Buhrs, Regiers and Fischers, is open to anyone to view. Since I have no offspring to share this information with, I want everyone to be able to view this family tree. Three quarters of my ancestors were Dutch Mennonites (Thiessens, Buhrs, Regiers and Fischers) while one quarter (Ebachs and Tschirharts) were Roman Catholics from Alsace- Lorraine, of mixed German/French ancestry (depending on which country ruled that province at the time of their birth, life, etc.) The latter migrated to Ontario, Canada, starting in the 1850s and then to the Ruth, Huron County, Michigan, USA, area, before some of the Ebachs turned up in Saskatchewan in the early 1900s. My Mennonite ancestors originated in the northern provinces of the Netherlands in Friesland and Gronigen in the early 1500s and as they were persecuted during the Protestant Reformation, they migrated to Prussia, Poland and other Germanic lands, living there for about 200 years before being invited by Czarina Catherine the Great to inhabit southern Russia in the late 1700s, and then migrated to America in the mid- 1870s, and finally to Saskatchewan just before 1900, when there was still free homestead land in Canada.