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 =====Visiting Meiningen===== =====Visiting Meiningen=====
 +My visit to the Ungerecht homeland in Germany started with Meiningen, the regional center and just a couple miles from where our ancestors lived for many generations.
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 Meiningen is home to the '​stadtkirche'​ or city church, which holds the records for our ancestors that lived in Helba. ​ I didn't get into the records during my brief visit, but we did see the church and some other sights in town. Click on a picture to see it full size. Meiningen is home to the '​stadtkirche'​ or city church, which holds the records for our ancestors that lived in Helba. ​ I didn't get into the records during my brief visit, but we did see the church and some other sights in town. Click on a picture to see it full size.
  
 {{ :​un:​2016_de_un07_meinchurch.jpg?​direct&​260|Church of Meiningen}} {{ :​un:​2016_de_un07_meinchurch.jpg?​direct&​260|Church of Meiningen}}
 {{ :​un:​2016_de_un11_meinchurch.jpg?​direct&​180|Church of Meiningen}} {{ :​un:​2016_de_un11_meinchurch.jpg?​direct&​180|Church of Meiningen}}
-This is the city church. ​ It was established in about the year 1000, built in stages, partly burnt and rebuilt. ​ Plus I was using Google Translate on the German website detailing the history of the church, so I'm not entirely sure I got it all straight. ​ But the steeple closest to us is one of the older parts of the church, built in 1594.  The other steeple used to be smaller, the idea was that they would build a 3rd, matching tower on the other side, but in the late 1800's they finally gave up on that idea and rebuilt the smaller tower to match the big one.  The towers hold six bells, the two oldest date from 1295.+This is the city church. ​ It was established in about the year 1000, built in stages, partly burnt and rebuilt. ​ Plus I was using Google Translate on the German website detailing the history of the church, so I'm not entirely sure I got it all straight. ​ But the steeple closest to us in this picture ​is one of the older parts of the church, built in 1594.  The other steeple used to be smaller, the idea was that they would build a 3rd, matching tower on the other side, but in the late 1800's they finally gave up on that idea and rebuilt the smaller tower to match the big one.  The towers hold six bells, the two oldest date from 1295.
  
 {{ :​un:​2016_de_un15_meinmatthias.jpg?​direct&​220|Genealogist Matthias}} {{ :​un:​2016_de_un15_meinmatthias.jpg?​direct&​220|Genealogist Matthias}}
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-See also my pictures of: Meiningen (you are here), [[111_werrahelba|Helba]],​ [[112_werrawalldorf|Walldorf]],​ and [[113_eisenach|Eisenach]]. See also the overview of Ungerecht [[100_locations|locations]].+See also my pictures of: Meiningen (this page), [[111_werrahelba|Helba]],​ [[112_werrawalldorf|Walldorf]],​ and [[113_eisenach|Eisenach]]. See also the overview of Ungerecht [[100_locations|locations]].
  
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