About me

“Only those who know the past have a future”

Johann Hammer

About me

Johann Hammer

Enthusiastic Genealogist

Born in 1959 in Vienna
A Vienna resident

Professions practiced
(in descending chronological order):
Typesetter
Sales Manager in the Graphic Industry
Sales Manager for Apple Publishing Systems
Graphic Designer
IT Consultant
Genealogist

Why Genealogy?

I was born 1959 in Vienna where I live with my family.

My professional background is in traditional typesetting. During my training I had to learn the old German handwritings (Kurrent, Sütterlin). This knowledge is coming in handy in my occupation.

Since 1988 I have been working as self-employed in the graphic industry.

In 1995 I started to conduct genealogical research for my family and circle of acquaintances. Since then, my enthusiasm for genealogy has grown steadily. Sometimes, I feel it is like an addiction. I am always looking to further unearth more data and information. And when I hit a wall…well, it is one more reason to step up my efforts.

In 2014, I decided to make my knowledge and experience available to amateur and professional genealogists and started my career as a Professional Genealogist.

By the way, my ancestors mainly come from Lower Austria, Burgenland (formerly located in Hungary), Moravia, Bohemia, Silesia, and Bavaria.

Johann Hammer