This part of my tree is my mother's family. Her ancestors emigrated from Germany and Prussia to Queensland, Australia, in the 1800s. Names include STEINKE, RIENECKER / REINECKER, HAHN, JORGENSEN, KLIBBE, KOY, NAUMANN, SCHIMKE. Details of living people have been suppressed to protect their privacy.

This is a 'work in progress', and there will be errors. Some entries are based on anecdotal evidence and need to be verified, but please pay close attention to the other source references shown (the original sources usually have lots more information).

A corrected and expanded tree will soon replace this one. I have a vast amount of data that is not shown here, and I will gladly exchange documents, photos and full source references with anyone who is researching these families. Additions and corrections are welcome, but please explain from what sources you obtained your facts.

As Elizabeth Shown Mills says in "Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian" (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1997), "Genealogical research - well done - requires a critical approach to knowledge... we are still expected to verify those published facts."

Thank you to those who have already contributed. Please keep the information coming! To give future generations access to a reliable family tree, we need to ensure the long-term preservation of our data; but we must also observe privacy and copyright laws. You may use information shown here for your own PRIVATE records, provided that you show the source for each fact as 'Judy Webster's website www.judywebster.com.au'; but you must ask my permission before reproducing any part of it in print or online (including trees on Ancestry or elsewhere).