About me

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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 new occupation.

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

In 1995 I started to conduct geneological 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.

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

Johann Hammer