thanks so much for your reply. When I first started to look for dates for
my grandfather (a couple of years ago), I did check out the site for the
Vermissten und Toden Datenbank of the Volksbund. I found the Conrad you
mentioned, who died 22.3.1918, but as my grandmother married again in 1918
and died the same year during a failed abortion attempt, I always thought
that he must have died earlier.
Checking again last week, I found a Konrad Reinhold, who died on 17.5.1917.
The timing could be better, but again no place of birth or dates were given.
I have quite a lot of information on my mother's side, going back to 17..,
but I really would love to know more about my father's lineage. My parents
and older relatives are dead and I live in England now. My parents lived in
Hannover, but I do not know where my grandparents lived. I have a photo of
my grandfather Conrad Reinhold standing next to an old steam train (I think
he was a train driver or machinist) which was said to have been taken at
the station of Fischerhof; but on the copy of the same photo I got later it
mentions that it was taken in Bäuern in Eichsfeld.
I remember jokes in my family about my grandfather coming from
'Reinholderode', but don't know whether that was a joke or whether there
really was a place like this.
Next week I will go to Leeds University to have a look at some old atlas
from Germany. Perhaps I can find something there. Would the LDS be of help,
do you think?