Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 03:31 am
You were stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany in 1957 and met my mother Marianna Lutter, who worked as a charwoman on Ledward Barracks.
I was later adopted to a family in Denmark, but are now very much wanting to get information about my father. I am a mulatto, so you must have been black.
I would like to enclose a picture of myself, but it doesn´t seem to work?
(Can anyone tell me how to enclose a picture?)
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Joe Nation
Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 07:44 am
There's not much to go on here. Your dad would be about 75-85 years old (assuming he was between 21 and 31 in 1957).
Have you petitioned to see your adoption records? That should be your next task.
Any photo already on the Internet can be posted here.
Go the page containing the photo.
Right click on the photo.
Click on Properties.
Select and Copy the url address.
Looks like
Open a post in a2k.
Click on Img at the top of the box.
Paste the url address IN BETWEEN the two [img] [/img].
Preview it to make sure it worked.
Hit reply.

What makes you think you are mulatto? Have you had a DNA test?
Most of the people in the world have darker skins than Danes or Germans. You could be Persian or Indian or Hispanic or .., the list goes on.
Good luck, kiddo.
Joe(I really hope you find some trace)Nation
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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 07:45 am
You're most likely not going to find him on A2K since this site is not devoted to reunion. Here's a link to the Germany page of one large registry:

Sadly, it looks like it only goes back to 1960.

There are a lot of tips and advice and help at that site though.
Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 07:55 am
Here's another adoption registry in Germany:
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 07:56 am
The easiest way to ask the Schweinfurt "Standesamt" ('registry office': Markt 1
97421 Schweinfurt, e-mail: standesamt (at)

That will only work, however, if your mother named your father.
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 08:03 am
boomerang wrote:
Here's a link to the Germany page of one large registry: ...

Well, that site has seven pages from 1800 till 1959.

But really, the easiest way is to start is via the town's registry office.

You'll get - if named, as said - the father's name and address (from the time of the birth).
If you've got that, you can follow him via US-authorities.

If the father's name isn't noted in the registry office's data - well, then it will be unknown to anybody but (perhaps) the mother.
Walter Hinteler
Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 08:11 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Referring to your earlier post:

ballehuse wrote:

Hello. My friend is a 53 old man. He was adopted to Denmark from Germany in the early 60-ties. His now deceased mother had him together with a black american soldier stationed in a military camp in Germany. His papers says father unknown. Can anyone help me with hints of any kind, which could lead us further on our search? ( webpages, archives, good advise,,anything thankyou..)
Many regards
Vagn Pedersen from Denmark.

If the father's name isn't noted in the registry office and if his/your mother never mentioned his name ... well, it's a rather impossible mission: his name is no-where in to be in any (German) records. (That means that his name isn't noted in ANY papers at all, included the legal papers for the adoption.)
Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 11:11 am
@Walter Hinteler,
It's not impossible, but very difficult.

If the man knew that the woman was pregnant and gave birth he could be searching too. That's why the registries are a good starting point.

If he never knew she was pregnant and she didn't name him then it is impossible unless there is some strange way a genetic match comes up.
Walter Hinteler
Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 11:23 am
Well, I've dealt with such cases, professionally.

If that man knew that his 'acquaintance" was pregnant, gave birth and he searched - he would have found her easily. (Additionally to the help by the [local] authorities, the US-Forces are nowadays co-operative. [They 'blocked' for decades to offer some help.])

There are thousands of similar cases .... even until today.

But some German-American community offices offer help as well - like the one in Kaiserslautern, which has some links on their website:
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