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Our Beloved Günter Mathia

Günter and his family have been active with the Mathia – Matthia Family Organization for over 20 years. In 2004, Günter and his wife Elisabeth joined with us an a research trip to the Chojnice-Tuchola areas of Pomerania. We visited churches, studied old church books, visited with living cousins, and had a great time. GúnterContinue reading “Our Beloved Günter Mathia”

Father’s Day Y-DNA Sale!

Y-DNA The Y chromosome is passed from a father to all of his sons without being mixed with any of the mother’s DNA. The Y chromosome is recognizably unique for 10 generations despite slight generation to generation mutations. The future of Mathia – Matthia research can be greatly brightened if men from the disparate branchesContinue reading “Father’s Day Y-DNA Sale!”

Moving Right Along!

I’ve spent the last month-and-a-half refining our new website: The toughest problem was to get functional and readable descendancy charts. I ended up using pre-formatted text. All the other available options were not stable. Even the HTML jumbled itself with multiple edits. Comments on the new format would be helpful. I added the sidebar atContinue reading “Moving Right Along!”

Your Help is Needed!

Every child has a right to be born into a family that has a rich narrative! “Use of Family Narrativesas a Tool of Effective Parenting,”by Rakesh K. Maurya, abstract: “Family narratives and reminisces can be effectively used by parents as a tool to help children develop self-concept. Family narratives are the way through which childrenContinue reading “Your Help is Needed!”

One Tree for All Mankind

Why is the FamilySearch Family Tree free? FamilySearch’s purpose for existence is to gather and preserve in its mountain archive a shared family history for all mankind. FamilySearch is a non-commercial and non-profit organization that has been in operation for over 125 years! Trust the Archival Design To immediately allay misunderstandings, concerns and fears, especiallyContinue reading “One Tree for All Mankind”

Our Own Dear Bob Mathia

To this date, no one has contributed more to Mathia – Matthia Family research than Bob Mathia. For this alone we owe Bob a debt of gratitude that extends into the mid-1990s. Furthermore, Bob’s love and cheerful optimism kept us going through hours of searching of unindexed records which were only to be found onContinue reading “Our Own Dear Bob Mathia”

Why FamilySearch?

FamilySearch is the largest and securest family history archive in the world. The world’s largest collection of genealogical records is housed in a secure vault located in the mountains near FamilySearch world headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Granite Mountain Records Vault was built in 1965 to preserve and protect important family history andContinue reading “Why FamilySearch?”

Welcome to Our New Home!

The Mathia – Matthia Family Organization website has been neglected for a few years now. As new historical record sets and indexes have cascaded into digital availability, our focus has been research and not on keeping our old database up to date. All new information has been going into the free and feature-rich FamilySearch.org databases.Continue reading “Welcome to Our New Home!”


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