I am a resident of the historic iron town of Steyr where I was born and currently reside. My professional background includes serving as an IT Manager for the city council in Steyr before retiring. I am a married individual with two adult children.
In my leisure time, I enjoy various activities such as traveling, hiking, playing table tennis, and exploring genealogy. My interest in genealogy mainly centers on creating family trees and displaying them online.
My passion for genealogy runs in the family, as my great-uncle, Dr. Richard Patscheider, was also involved in family research, family trees, and name research. I possess two books written by Dr. Richard Patscheider, "from Oberrhein to Etschquellraum" (published in 1967 by publishing house Robert Lerche, Munich) and "von Sippenherkunft und Siedlerschicksal" (1959 Universitätsverlag Wagner / Innsbruck-Munich).
Additionally, the manuscript no. 3992 "Family tree Patscheider 1550-1920" by Josef Wopfner (National file of Innsbruck) served as a basis for my research. This manuscript was compiled by Josef Wopfner on the basis of the "Werfachbücher" of the district court Nauders 1547-1780, then on the basis of an excerpt from the matrices of the parish Graun in Vintschgau and various partly written, partly oral communications, around 1927.
I have also been able to include all known descendants of Claus Patscheider (born 1497 in Langtaufers) in a family tree based on the sources mentioned above. However, only the male descendants or bearers of the name Patscheider were further traced in this family tree.
On the one hand I tried to show all descendants of Claus Patscheider (in the chapter family tree - Descendants of Claus Patscheidt).
On the other hand, I have tried to create a graphical and list-like textual representation of all my ancestors (in the chapter Family Tree - my ancestors).
Pedigree (direct line from Claus Patscheider to me):
The genealogical tree is stored in my PC and I use the program Kith&Kin. This program is not ideal, but much better than all other programs that I tested.