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}} Promote your society by creating a brief snapshot of your society's activities. Begin by including a brief description and purpose of the society here.
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== Benefits ==
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== Background ==
  
*What are the benefits for becoming a member of the society?
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The Mathia - Matthia Family Organization focuses on the origins and descendancies of a limited set of patriarchs who emerge at the beginning of Western record keeping for the common man.
*What are the benefits the society has to offer for those who are not members?
 
  
== History of the society ==
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== The Mathia - Matthia Name ==
  
*Add a brief history of the society here to help the readers understand the purpose and goals of the society.
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=== Name Spellings  ===
  
== Society Officers  ==
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The name may be spelled MATHIA, MATTHIA, MATHYIA, MATHEA, MATIA, MATYJA, MARTHIA or MATTHIAE. One feminine version of the name is MATHIOWNA. Spelling is not an issue, but descendancy from one of the designated lines is important. The Mathia-Matthia family surnames and lines are to be differentiated from lines carrying similar surnames derived patronymically (e.g. Mathias or Matthias in Scandinavia).
  
*Insert the names and contact information for society officers. You could also link the society officer's names to the society projects they participate on, and also the FamilySearch Wiki content pages and wiki projects they participate in.
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=== Historical Setting  ===
  
== Society Projects  ==
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The Mathia - Matthia grouping of surnames covers, at the beginning of Western record keeping, several distinct genetic lines. The greatest numbers distributed throughout the world today come from the Polish (perhaps Kashubian) line and from the Bas Rhin (Alsace-Lorraine) line. There is no evidence that the two are connected, but we are trying to promote DNA testing among descendants. There is also another smaller group with origins in Slovakia. It is possible that the German tribe "the Mattiaker," which settled by the Rhein and was mentioned by Tacitus in the listing of German tribes, was completely or partially conquered by the Romans under Caesar. With the vanquishing of the Romans by the Alemanni, the Mattiaker came under their rule. In the end they were subsumed by the Franks. If this is the correct origin of the name, then the grouping in Poland may have resulted from a migration at the time of the Teutonic knights. Read the history of the Mattiaker in German by clicking [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattiaker here]. Link to [http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Germanen_50_n._Chr.png&filetimestamp=20070101222045 map].
  
*The society could list both past and present projects they are working on. Describe the volunteer needs you have for the projects. Start a subject or locality FamilySearch Wiki project and list it here as one of the projects you are working on. Include links to other FamilySearch Wiki projects the society members are participating in.
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== Mathia - Matthia Family Branches  ==
  
==== Current Projects  ====
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So far we have identified two main branches of the family. The first of these originates in what is today Poland and formerly was Prussia, or the German Empire. The second originates in the Bas Rhin area of Alsace-Lorraine France. If the name "Mathia" or "Matthia" originated with the Germanic tribal name as suggested by Günter Mathia of Haunsheim, Germany, then there should be a genetic or DNA connection between the two branches. Some male members of the families from both branches have provided genetic samples, but it will take a large number of samples before any conclusions can be reached. Genetic DNA testing can be purchased or, under certain limitations, can be obtained for free. We encourage all male members of the family to have a Y-Chromosome test to move this investigation of origins along.
  
*List the current project here.
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=== The Polish-Prussian Branch of the Family  ===
  
==== FamilySearch Wiki Page Adoptions  ====
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The earliest occurances of the Mathia - Matthia Familiy in Poland are in the area near Tuchola, in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship in northern Poland. In the earliest church records of there are three men who we call "patriarchs" in the village of Żalno, northwest of Tuchola. With links to Family Tree (must be logged in), they were:
  
*Link to the pages the society has [[Help:Adopt-a-page|adopted]] in the wiki.
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*[https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9XYB-XZV&spouse=9XYB-XZL Franz (birth estimated 1729)]
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*[https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=K6D3-913&spouse=K6DX-YL3 Joannis (birth estimated 1732)]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9XYB-XDY Stephan (birth estimated 1735)]
  
==== FamilySearch Wiki Projects  ====
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These men could have been brothers, but we have not yet found records of their births. There are earlier occurences of the Mathia name in the Tuchel area, but no direct connections have yet been possible. Since many or most of the Mathia-Matthia family members (of the Polish-Prussian Branch) actively doing research are descended from one of these three, there is less information about possible descendants of the others in the area.
  
*Link to the FamilySearch Wiki projects the society has organized.
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=== The Bas Rhin Branch of the Family  ===
*Link to the FamilySearch Wiki projects the society members are participating in.
 
  
==== Past Projects  ====
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[https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=KCXS-1FQ Christian Matthia, born about 1720] and married 4 January 1749 in Puberg, Bas-Rhin, France, is the patriarch of this branch. Christian's descendants are spread through France, Europe, and the United States today. Many American descendants come through Peter Matthia, born 17 February 1835 in Hambach, Bas-Rhin, France. Peter died 1 August 1906 near Joplin, Missouri. In the United States, his name was spelled Mathia. For the purposes of Mathia - Matthia Family Organization Y-DNA research, it is important to identify male-to-male descendants of Christian who are not descended through Peter.
  
*Link to past projects that are now published in paper or online.
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=== The Slovakian Branch of the Family  ===
  
== Publications  ==
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This branch of the family has the least amount of research. It presently begins with Vincent Mathia (also spelled Matija) who was born about 1855 in Orkucany, Sabinov, Slovakia. To our knowledge, no Y-DNA has been collected from this branch.
  
*Insert a list of publications the society has.
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=== Other Branches  ===
  
== Newsletters  ==
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As living people carrying the Mathia - Matthia name or it's variations contact this organization, every effort is made to use traditional genealogical research methods to connect them with a known branch of the family. All male-to-male descendants are invited to participate in Y-DNA testing.
  
*Link to published online newsletters.
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== Research Standards  ==
*Scan and publish past newsletters, linking to them from this section.
 
  
== Collections  ==
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In any effort as large as this, methods and standards must be used to create something of value for the generations to come. When we receive new information, we do our best to assure accuracy before publishing it at our website. We seek to identify and confirm a valid source for each entry.
  
*Add a detailed listing or highlights of the collections held by the society.
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== History of the Organization  ==
  
== Events  ==
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*This organization has arisen spontaneously as the Internet and social media networking has made it possible. Active organization members variously speak English, Polish, German, and French as native tongues--with some being multi-lingual.
  
Promote society events by listing them here. Include events such as society meetings, workshops, board meeting, training meetings, etc.
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== Current Projects  ==
  
=== Society Meetings  ===
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*Encourage Y-DNA testing for male descendants of the designated Mathia - Matthia patriarchs. A large number of tests from different modern brances are needed to increase the confidence level of any conclusions we make.
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*Continue extending and documenting Mathia - Matthia ancestry and descendancy lines.<br>Example: [http://mathia.org/genealogy/index.php Mathia - Matthia Family genealogical database]
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*Discover possible new branches that arose out of migrations before the beginning of Western record keeping for the common man.
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*Enrich Mathia - Matthia genealogy by gathering written histories.<br>Example: [http://www.mathia.org/histories/Erinnerungen_von_Lucia_Mathia.pdf Memories of Lucia Mathia born Schulz written in 1977]
  
*List upcoming society meetings, including date, time, locality
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== Past Projects  ==
*Add note and handouts from the meeting to additional wiki pages and link to them from here.
 
*Add presentations shared at society meetings and link to them from here.
 
  
=== Workshops  ===
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*Establish a credible and documented genealogy of the Mathia - Matthia Family branches.
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*Make research trips to Mathia - Matthia homelands.
  
*Include the date, time, and locality for each workshop.
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== Links  ==
*Add additional wiki pages for notes and handouts from the workshops, then link to them from here.
 
  
=== Board Meetings  ===
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*[http://www.mathia.org Mathia - Matthia Family website].
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*Facebook page: [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mathia-Matthia-Family-Organization/241158442604466 Mathia - Matthia Family Organization],
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*Facebook group: [https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=290519621838 Mathia - Matthia Family Connections] (soon to be archived by Facebook).
  
*Include the date, time, and locality for each workshop.
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=== Training Meetings  ===
 
 
 
*Include the date, time, and locality for each training meeting.
 
 
 
== Frequently Asked Questions  ==
 
 
 
;Q. What are the directions to the society?
 
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;Q. What hours is the society is open?
 
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*Additional questions and answers can be posted as needed.
 
 
 
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Revision as of 22:15, 12 December 2012

Mathia - Matthia Family Organization
Established 1998
Contact Info
Address 454 N. 300 East
Pleasant Grove
UT 84062
Telephone 801-785-4733
Website www.mathia.org
Society Officers
President Kurt A. Matthia
Members c. 100
Volunteers All
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Background

The Mathia - Matthia Family Organization focuses on the origins and descendancies of a limited set of patriarchs who emerge at the beginning of Western record keeping for the common man.

The Mathia - Matthia Name

Name Spellings

The name may be spelled MATHIA, MATTHIA, MATHYIA, MATHEA, MATIA, MATYJA, MARTHIA or MATTHIAE. One feminine version of the name is MATHIOWNA. Spelling is not an issue, but descendancy from one of the designated lines is important. The Mathia-Matthia family surnames and lines are to be differentiated from lines carrying similar surnames derived patronymically (e.g. Mathias or Matthias in Scandinavia).

Historical Setting

The Mathia - Matthia grouping of surnames covers, at the beginning of Western record keeping, several distinct genetic lines. The greatest numbers distributed throughout the world today come from the Polish (perhaps Kashubian) line and from the Bas Rhin (Alsace-Lorraine) line. There is no evidence that the two are connected, but we are trying to promote DNA testing among descendants. There is also another smaller group with origins in Slovakia. It is possible that the German tribe "the Mattiaker," which settled by the Rhein and was mentioned by Tacitus in the listing of German tribes, was completely or partially conquered by the Romans under Caesar. With the vanquishing of the Romans by the Alemanni, the Mattiaker came under their rule. In the end they were subsumed by the Franks. If this is the correct origin of the name, then the grouping in Poland may have resulted from a migration at the time of the Teutonic knights. Read the history of the Mattiaker in German by clicking here. Link to map.

Mathia - Matthia Family Branches

So far we have identified two main branches of the family. The first of these originates in what is today Poland and formerly was Prussia, or the German Empire. The second originates in the Bas Rhin area of Alsace-Lorraine France. If the name "Mathia" or "Matthia" originated with the Germanic tribal name as suggested by Günter Mathia of Haunsheim, Germany, then there should be a genetic or DNA connection between the two branches. Some male members of the families from both branches have provided genetic samples, but it will take a large number of samples before any conclusions can be reached. Genetic DNA testing can be purchased or, under certain limitations, can be obtained for free. We encourage all male members of the family to have a Y-Chromosome test to move this investigation of origins along.

The Polish-Prussian Branch of the Family

The earliest occurances of the Mathia - Matthia Familiy in Poland are in the area near Tuchola, in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship in northern Poland. In the earliest church records of there are three men who we call "patriarchs" in the village of Żalno, northwest of Tuchola. With links to Family Tree (must be logged in), they were:

These men could have been brothers, but we have not yet found records of their births. There are earlier occurences of the Mathia name in the Tuchel area, but no direct connections have yet been possible. Since many or most of the Mathia-Matthia family members (of the Polish-Prussian Branch) actively doing research are descended from one of these three, there is less information about possible descendants of the others in the area.

The Bas Rhin Branch of the Family

Christian Matthia, born about 1720 and married 4 January 1749 in Puberg, Bas-Rhin, France, is the patriarch of this branch. Christian's descendants are spread through France, Europe, and the United States today. Many American descendants come through Peter Matthia, born 17 February 1835 in Hambach, Bas-Rhin, France. Peter died 1 August 1906 near Joplin, Missouri. In the United States, his name was spelled Mathia. For the purposes of Mathia - Matthia Family Organization Y-DNA research, it is important to identify male-to-male descendants of Christian who are not descended through Peter.

The Slovakian Branch of the Family

This branch of the family has the least amount of research. It presently begins with Vincent Mathia (also spelled Matija) who was born about 1855 in Orkucany, Sabinov, Slovakia. To our knowledge, no Y-DNA has been collected from this branch.

Other Branches

As living people carrying the Mathia - Matthia name or it's variations contact this organization, every effort is made to use traditional genealogical research methods to connect them with a known branch of the family. All male-to-male descendants are invited to participate in Y-DNA testing.

Research Standards

In any effort as large as this, methods and standards must be used to create something of value for the generations to come. When we receive new information, we do our best to assure accuracy before publishing it at our website. We seek to identify and confirm a valid source for each entry.

History of the Organization

  • This organization has arisen spontaneously as the Internet and social media networking has made it possible. Active organization members variously speak English, Polish, German, and French as native tongues--with some being multi-lingual.

Current Projects

  • Encourage Y-DNA testing for male descendants of the designated Mathia - Matthia patriarchs. A large number of tests from different modern brances are needed to increase the confidence level of any conclusions we make.
  • Continue extending and documenting Mathia - Matthia ancestry and descendancy lines.
    Example: Mathia - Matthia Family genealogical database
  • Discover possible new branches that arose out of migrations before the beginning of Western record keeping for the common man.
  • Enrich Mathia - Matthia genealogy by gathering written histories.
    Example: Memories of Lucia Mathia born Schulz written in 1977

Past Projects

  • Establish a credible and documented genealogy of the Mathia - Matthia Family branches.
  • Make research trips to Mathia - Matthia homelands.

Links