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About The Ehman & Folk Relationships of Holdfast and District
Welcome to The family history of the Ehman(n)s and F(V)olks of Holdfast and its
surrounding districts.  Our hope is that you will find the site both
interesting and informative.

While all families mentioned on this site have at least some tenuous connection
to these two families, many individuals with connections to the villages of
Bethune, Chamberlain, Craik, Davidson, Dilke, Findlater, Liberty, Penzance, and
even farthur afield many find this site of at least passing interest.

I myself am not a professional -- or even amateur researcher.  The data
presented on this site has been garnered from the following sources:

The Joseph Ehmann Family Tree (1823 - 1968) by Rev. Daniel Ehman, 
C.S.S.R.  -- I most definitely acknowledge those he accredits on page 17.

Professor William Ehmann, University of Kentucky, and Genealogist Richard H. 
B. Carruthers-Zurowski for Ehman(n) information preceding that recorded in 
Rev. Daniel Ehman's publication.  While both of these ancestries begin with 
the same person, they do not follow the same route in getting to the above 
named Joseph Ehmann.  While William's line of descent is directly followed on this
site, it is only because I received his information first - I do not consider it to be
more or less valid than Richard's research.

The Volk Family History compiled by Rose Folk

Greg Volk, Minnesota, USA, for Folk (Volk) history preceding that compiled by
Rose - as well as Harvey Eberle for passing it along to me.  Special credit to
Barbara Bauer for the possible resoultion of the conflict in merging the data
provided by Rose and Greg.

Pius D. Waldman, Kansas, USA for Bitz history preceding Bernhard Bitz
(c 1845 -  c 1901).   

Holdfast - History and Heritage - Volume 1 Published 1980, Volume 2 Published
2005 (History of Holdfast & District)

Published Histories of the following Saskatchewan, Canada communities:

Aylesbury, Bethune, Chamberlain, Craik, Davidson, Dilke, Fox Valley/Liebenthal,
Kendal, Liberty and Penzance.

Historical Sketch of St. Peters Parish and the Founding of the Colonies of
Rastadt, Katharinental and Speyer (1930) by Father H. Metzger.
History of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church - Holdfast, 
Saskatchewan, Canada -- (1906 - 1966) on the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee.
History of St. Martin's R. C. Parish - Billimun, Sask., Canada -- c. 1994.

Obituaries posted in various newpapers -- particularly the Leader Post (Regina).

Updates (births, deaths, marriages, anniversaries, etc.) to various families
posted in the Craik Weekly News

Information volunteered by individuals in various chance meetings (generally
updates of their particular branch of the relationship).

A small amount has been obtained from various internet sites.  This 
information - and for that matter, any of the above data should be taken with 
a grain of salt as it has not been properly documented and cross-referenced.  
However, that being said, over the last few years I have not yet
had any reason to question the authenticity of this data in any manner.

The posted tree will be deleted periodically and a new edition with corrections
and updates uploaded in its place.  Should you wish to update your
branch, just e-mail the information and it will be included when the next
edition of the tree is posted.
NOTE -- Please pass word of this site on to anyone that would be a legitimate visitor.

HOWEVER -- we have all heard (perhaps experienced) stories of identity theft.  As a
result of this problem, this site is password protected.  While it is true that this
information can be garnered from many other sources, there is no point making it any
easier for those that would create a problem for any one of us.  As a present
participant of the site, I ask that you also be cautious about sharing the password. 
On the other hand, I DO want as many legitimate visitors as possible -- they are the
best and most accurate sources of the information needed to update and/or correct
the many branches that are in dire need of updating.  I implore you to get involved -
and encourage others to do so as well.  It would be great gift to our descendants to
know who their grandparents and great grandparents etc. were - a shame to let their
names drift into the mists of time to be forgotten forever.
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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