Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Ms Astra Zittlau
The Zittlau family has proven quite elusive. This study will begin in South Africa and trace back through the US, Germany, Poland and Latvia. There are many Zittlaus in Canada and so I will be tracing them to see if there’s a common link. We’ve already found a last name and DNA match (4th cousin) so there’s a glimmer of hope to finally crack that brickwall.
I’ve noticed several spellings of Zittlau - Zitlau, Zitlow, Sitlau and Sittlau. My focus will be on Zittlau but suspect we will include some of the deviations as we find them in archives.
Believed to be German (what was Poland in WW1), possible Latvia link.
Gustav Johann Zittlau - Head of Lutheran Church in South Africa
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