On August 15 2019 at appox. 930 am telling a coworker I've spent the last 15 years looking for biological family in Germany with nothing but dead after dead end....at this point he picked up his phone and Google search and found evelyn's Web site...we looked at it and the bottom of the page was her phone number , so we called the number and evelyn answered the phone asked me a few questions about me , and my adoption, and birth mom info.......with in 9 hours evelyn changed my whole life....
I'm 55 yrs old and she found my birth mom and my 2 sisters I'd been looking for....and lots more family members beyond that... Evelyn there are no words I can express what you do for us that have been adopted by American family's and then helping us find our German families. I've been talking with my sisters every day sense Evelyn helped me find them.... my wife and I planning a trip to Germany to see my sisters and my mom in the next few months......Evelyn you are the biggest blessing ever...Thank you with my whole heart....
Daniel(Mittwoch, 21. August 2019 18:26)
So I tried to find my mothers biological mother, And after trying for a few months I got to a point where I didn't know where to get more information. Then one Sunday morning I thought I would go and do another search, and there was one page said find your German family and I was like ok why not give it a try can't hurt. so I sent Evelyn a email and we exchanged info birth certificate etc, and with in a day or two she had gotten back to me and said she had spoken with my mothers family.We can't thank her enough for the time and effort she takes to help. Thanks Evelyn
Louis Windsor(Montag, 29. Juli 2019 19:06)
A friend sent me the link to this website, and my desire was to simply get copies of my adoption paperwork and whatever else could be found. In a matter of several weeks, I had most of my documentation in hand, AND Evelyn found my birth mother!!! She contacted her and we are excited to speak to each other in the next couple of days. Evelyn is absolutely amazing, and I cannot thank her enough. If you are in search of your family in Germany, contact her at once. She will be able to help you.
james(Sonntag, 14. Juli 2019 16:32)
ive been trying to find my family for year no luck until i found evelyns web site she found everthing for me and in short time.evelyn is a godsent. thank you for everything and god bless you.james
Clarether(Montag, 24. Juni 2019 19:35)
I was on a search for my mom birth mother in Germany.. I gave evelyn little info a little over a month ago! My mom will be meeting her for the first time in 61 years on Saturday. I still don’t understand why or how she do it but thank you so much for everything
Joseph Muscatello(Dienstag, 28. Mai 2019 20:14)
My father had a child in Germany during WWII and he never met him. I found some information about him and sent it to Evelyn and she found my family in 6 weeks! My brother had passed away but I am getting to know my Sister in law, Niece and Nephew, and their families. Evelyn has been an angel to us and our family is forever grateful.
Jess(Freitag, 17. Mai 2019 13:12)
I had been trying to find my older brother who my mother had to give for adoption for many years without any luck.
One day by accident I found Evelyns website, and emailed her. Without giving her much information, since I didn't have much. Evelyn found my brother and connected us in the matter of weeks.
I can never thank Evelyn enough for what she's done for me and my family. Finally it feels like I have my whole family, like I've always wanted.
Our relationship with my brother is already so strong and we will just get closer and closer over the years I'm sure. I'm very happy to be able to grow my relationship with my brother, all thanks to Evelyn!
Thank you Evelyn for everything you do. I will never be able to repay her for her work, she's incredible, if you need help finding family in Germany, reach out to her!
Jacob Jakobowicz(Mittwoch, 27. März 2019 16:05)
I have been looking for my biological mother for nearly 10 yeats without any luck. Then I found Evelyn on the Internet, wrote to her, telling my story and behold, she found my mother in 2 (two!) days only. A fantastic result in the shortest time ever, just amazing.
But unfortunatly I came too late, my biological mother passed away two years earlier.
You need to find a list relative or friend? I warmly recommand you to turn to Evelyn
Sylvia(Sonntag, 03. März 2019 04:20)
I will be forever grateful to Evelyn for finding my half sister. I had been searching for my birth father when a friend suggested I contact Evelyn. He unfortunately was already deceased but I did gain a sister who is 8 years younger than me. We have connected and have visited each other several times already. It was "love" at first sight. We are both only children and now have small families so this means so much to both of us. Our families have been integrated and we are all overjoyed to have each other. We will make many more memories together over the years. Thank you thank you thank you again Evelyn
Shannon White(Dienstag, 26. Februar 2019 21:29)
My Dad was adopted from Germany in 1960. My grandparents were in the US Army and stationed in Frankfurt at the time. It has been a life long dream for me to one day find his family. Starting this task however quickly proved to be more difficult than I thought, especially with a language barrier and me being in the US. Thankfully I stumbled across this website by chance and decided to send an email with my story. To my surprise within minutes Evelyn responded to my email eager to help me find my birth grandmother and German family. Finding my Grandma was proving to be difficult, but Evelyn didn’t stop and continued on always knowing what step to take next! This woman is truly a search angel and does all of this work from the goodness of her own heart just to help people and I am beyond grateful to her! Within just a couple months she uncovered more than I ever could have imagined. I never would have imagined that my Dad is actually one of 6 children! I have so many cousins and so much family in Germany, even some here in the US too. Getting to know my new family for the first time has been so surreal and amazing. Im still weeping tears of joy, I cannot even begin to express the happiness I feel. I wish my Dad was still alive to witness this all unfold. I hope to one day soon be able to go to Germany and see them all. Danke Shoen Evelyn for all the work that you do!
Betina Smith(Freitag, 08. Februar 2019 05:23)
January 1, 2019 God sent a beautiful angel to me and her name was Evelyn Schumacher-Bertholdt
My name is Betina . I was born in Dettelbach, Germany May 5th ,1969. I was adopted by a US military family stationed in Kitzigen at the time and later moved to United States . I spent my entire life wandering about my biological family . It wasn't until the passing of my adopted mother in 2014 that I had enough information to try to even search. After cleaning out her home, I found a couple pieces of my adoption paperwork that happened to have my birth name Ulla Adam and my birth mothers name Inge on them. I tried at that time with the help of friends to do some online searches but found it very difficult trying to search for information in another country and in another language. We got nowhere and I ended up just putting it aside believing unless I traveled to Germany myself I would likely never find anyone. This year I turn 50. As a New Years resolution I decided to give it one last try. I went online and happened to stumble onto Evelyn's website. It was simply" find your family in Germany " how in the world did I not find her site before now?? I decided to take a leap of faith and just tell her my story. On January 1st to my surprise she responded and I had no idea at that point that she was about to change my life forever . After obtaining my original birth certificate, she went right to work . Less than 21 days she had not only found my birth mother but everyone in my family !! It was unbelievable and amazing that she could do that. Inge sadly had passed away last year but it turned out I had two older brothers (had none before) who did not know about me and a father who was alive and who I was his only child. All living in Germany. She was great with contacting them and making initial introductions which was especially helpful with my father who did not speak English. It turned out that they were in shock but all very happy and wanting to be apart of my life and my daughters. We have been sharing loving conversations, pictures and tears with one another ever since. I am planning to go there to Germany where I was born and to celebrate my 50th birthday in May with all of them and to see Evelyn. I want to give her the biggest hug which seems like absolutely nothing to give to a woman who just gave me everything!
Nickie Brock(Freitag, 01. Februar 2019 19:11)
I contacted mrs Evelyn From the US after coming across her page on the web. My Father had been put up for adoption when he was a baby, and had been looking his biological mother and had no leads. Mrs Evelyn was able to reunite a family after 62 yrs. She has been a great blessing to our family. There arnt enough words to put in this comment im leaving, because She is that wonderful. Thank you again for everything you have done.
Ashlie Souders(Donnerstag, 10. Januar 2019 06:32)
Evelyn is amazing!!! I wrote her not expecting much in return. She immediately responded and got to work, even though most were off for Christmas. She not only found my Father’s birth mother in less than a week, but all his siblings. She has a true gift and passion for bringing families together. Thank you, Evelyn! You truly have a special gift!
Ford(Freitag, 07. Dezember 2018 17:10)
Evelyn you are awesome. Within weeks of contacting you I've communicated with my birth family here in the US and in Germany. I'm so appreciative of your tact and compassion in dealing with the delicate introductions to my birth family. You are so generous with your time and selfless dedication to helping reconnect families. You are an inspiration and I am forever grateful for your help.
Scott(Samstag, 01. Dezember 2018 15:42)
I don’t know where to begin...Evelyn was absolutely amazing how quickly she found my birth mother ! And now she is helping with our correspondence due to a language barrier . Evelyn is truely an amazing person !!!
Robert(Mittwoch, 14. November 2018 14:44)
Evelyn is truly a remarkable person. I contacted her in an attempt to locate my biological parents and any living relatives. Fortunately I have my German birth certificate and other documents so that helped in our quest. Evelyn has kept in constant contact with me updating along the way. She has located family and clarified several questions. She is a total professional who as far as I am concerned has skills that are unmatched in helping people find relatives. She has done more for me in a week than I had accomplished in a year. If i could see her I would give her the best hug ever for giving me great joy.
Monika(Freitag, 26. Oktober 2018 15:23)
I have met an angel and her name is Evelyn. Amazing is the only word to describe how she has transformed my life and now my birth family lives. Her generous passion and skills to define so many lives is truly a gift from God!! With eternal gratitude Teresa Ann /Monika!!!!!!
Sandra(Sonntag, 21. Oktober 2018 23:07)
Evelyn you are a blessing for those of use who are looking for our birth families. I thought after all this time, hope was lost and I would never know how I came to be. My adopted parents were wonderful, but knowing about my birth family was important to me. You located my birth mother, my siblings and now I know my father's name as well. I speak to them often and this all unfolded in less than 2 months. I am so thankful for your help and please know you are truly giving blessings and joy to so many.
Anne(Mittwoch, 10. Oktober 2018 11:13)
Evelyn does amazing work and she does it fast, I got an email on a Tuesday and by Friday she had found my mother. I had been looking for years and just kept hitting dead ends, I’m so grateful to be able to thank you to this wonderful woman for making this happen for me and my mom
Claudia(Sonntag, 30. September 2018 17:14)
I want to sincerely thank Evelyn for connecting me to my family after many years of not being able to obtain any information whatsoever. I was a child who was given up for adoption in the early 60s and I had virtually nothing to help me with any search, especially because I had not been given the true story of the circumstances of my adoption. Evelyn has helped fill in most of the blanks by enabling me to find my brothers in Germany. Lifelong thanks to Evelyn!
Jennifer Janousek and Krystal Toon(Freitag, 21. September 2018 00:33)
I'm so excited for all the new information I have found out about my family! My mother was given up for adoption in Stuttgart in 1950. She never had much information. Evelyn found me and my mother on an adoption board and contacted us. We now have found my mother's sibling and information about her mother and father. Thank you so much Evelyn. You are great at what you do!
Henry Hill(Dienstag, 18. September 2018 17:51)
Evelyn is an angel on earth!!! I found out I was adopted in 1984 (19 years old) and for the past 34 years I have tried to find my biological family, always coming up with no results. I was looking at our local news station and they had a clip about a brother and sister that were separated from each other as children in Germany, their story moved me so much that I reached out to them via Facebook. They told me about Evelyn and the GREAT work she does. So I thought I will give her a try.
I contacted Evelyn on 4 September 2018 and within days she informed me that my biological mother was in the United States but unfortunately had passed away, but I also found out on my maternal side I have 3 sisters and 1 brother. Evelyn did not stop there, she contacted one of my sisters to let her know who I was and that I wanted to contact her. Evelyn was also able to obtain my original birth certificate. She also sent me pictures of my mother. First time in my life that I was able to see what she looked like.
Evelyn is a true professional and she loves what she does. Like I said, Evenly is an Angel on earth.
Evelyn......I thank you for everything you have done for me. You have filled an empty void that's been in my heart since 1984. GOD Bless you!
Lauren(Dienstag, 18. September 2018 01:12)
Evelyn does amazing work. My mother knew she was adopted from Germany and wanted to find her birth family. After much unsuccessful searching and many dead ends, I accidentally stumbled upon this page. I contacted Evelyn and provided her with little information. She responded within 24 hours with information on our relatives! And within 72 hours we were communicating with them. We are truly grateful. It is always nerve-racking to contact a complete stranger to ask for help and give them personal information but Evelyn proves that there is good out there. She is very genuine and great to work with. I now know about my grandmother and relatives, I never even knew I had. This has been an amazing journey that wouldn't have been possible without Evelyn's help. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Francis Hubbard(Dienstag, 18. September 2018 00:02)
Evelyn found my husband's family in about a week, though his mother has passed, his uncle and cousins were very excited, as his Uncle had thought of him daily. Will be leaving for Germany Oct. 1, to meet his German family, almost a year to the day.
Thank you Evelyn for everything you did.
Bernd(Donnerstag, 06. September 2018 16:11)
Evelyn found my family which was lost to me for almost 64 years, the process was very methodical as it had to be taking one step after another and it was not the easiest search but even so after only nine weeks or so of searching suddenly my natural family was found and my 90 year old mother was found alive and well.
I had been adopted by a British military family and moved to England as a baby. Two days ago I had no family except my children and grandchildren. Today I now have a mother and two brothers and three sisters and ten nieces and nephews and some of them have children too.
To say I am happy is a huge understatement and not only that imagine how happy my mother is now that she has all of her children again.
Evelyn has nothing less than my undying thanks and admiration she has given me the greatest gifted and she has given that from the goodness of her heart.
Deric(Montag, 27. August 2018 21:23)
Evelyn is a true master at her craft of finding people. I reached out to her on the website, not really expecting an answer after looking in many places for information on my birth mother. I was adopted in Germany and then moved to the states so language was a barrier. I gave her limited information and several days later she had found my birth mother as if it was something very simple. She also went out of her way to help me communicate with her and explain some circumstances of the adoption. I am truly thankful to Evelyn, she is a very kind and caring person who could help you. My only regret is that I did not find her sooner.
Megan(Dienstag, 14. August 2018 19:22)
My Oma has been looking for her little brother and sister that she left in Germany when she moved to America . Evelyn helped me the same night I messaged her after we been searching for years over 40 or 50 years of lost contact and I came across evelyn’s page and emailed her and it only took her the same day to look for my Oma brother and she found him!!! She went out of her way and is AWESOME! I highly recommend her!! She helped out very much
Arnie Dunsmore(Donnerstag, 02. August 2018 18:22)
Thank you Evelyn.... I was adopted to a Canadian military family and knew nothing about my biological family. I am by nature not a trusting person and was sceptical as to whether Evelyn could help me. I did all the DNA searches before with little success. Evelyn was amazing, very professional and helpful. She found my sisters, one in the US and another that only lives 200 km from me in Canada in a mater of days. I wish I had done this years ago.
Allison Leet(Montag, 09. Juli 2018 15:35)
Evelyn helped us in 4 days after we spent years searching for our half-sibling. We are so grateful for finding Evelyn's site online and for her being able to locate our brother. Thank you so much for your expertise and prompt communications to all parties involved. Allison and family
Carla(Dienstag, 03. Juli 2018 16:31)
My father was born in Germany in 1954, along with his brother born 1953. Both were adopted in 1956 by an American couple and brought to the US. We have always been curious but never took any further action to find their ancestry. My uncle passed away this year and my father was diagnosed with critical health conditions. With these 2 events happening back to back I decided it was time. My father also needed his original birth certificate to complete some paperwork here in the US. I found Evelyns name browsing through google trying to find resources where I could locate not only family history but obtaining his original birth documentation. I contacted Evelyn and she was immediately responsive and willing to help. Evelyn has been an angel sent and has not only been able to obtain and send my fathers original birth certificate he needed to provide to his doctors here, but she also was able to locate my fathers sister who I am now in contact with via email! Unfortunately his mother has passed away quite some time ago but my aunt has told me she has several other brothers and sisters and a large family and has been open to connecting with us! This whole process took about 1-2 months. My father and I are amazed. My father lost his brother in April of this year which left myself as his only known/living biological relative. He has been filled with joy to know there is more to him, his life and his story now! We are so forever grateful for you, Evelyn. I only wish my uncle were here to witness this!
Evelyn has been a true gem. I was adopted by US parents in 1965. Within a matter of days Evelyn started providing me information and had located my mother. I have been able to find answers to many of my questions and receive some pictures of my birth mother, grandmother and family members. Not only did she find my family, she communicated regularly and advised me of next steps along the way. I am very grateful of all that Evelyn did for me. She is an expert in finding families and I would highly recommend her to anyone in my situation.
Ashley(Dienstag, 05. Juni 2018 20:14)
My mother was born in 1954 in Germany and adopted in 1956 by a loving Canadian Air Force family. We had always been curious about her beginning. My mother and I decided to take a chance and contact Evelyn. For a month and a half she has been in contact over e-mail providing us with information from archives and other sources. It has been the most exciting journey and I'm so happy that Evelyn has been apart of this with us. Evelyn does this research out of the kindness of her heart and we can't thank her enough. On May 17th I had a flight booked to make a second visit to Germany. While in London on May 16th Evelyn contacted me to say she had found family on my grandfathers side. May 16th was also the day 55 years ago that my grandfather passed away. So the timing of this felt so special. Evelyn had contacted the family and arranged for us to meet the next day. She was calling them, updating them on time of arrival and arranging the times for us to meet. She made all of this happen for us. It was such a special visit that I will never forget. Thank you Evelyn for all that you do! My mother has been e-mailing her German family ever since.
"If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it." -H. MacKay
Frieda Clark(Dienstag, 22. Mai 2018 03:54)
Evelyn you are nothing short of an angel! I was born in Mainz Germany in 1961 and adopted by an amazing American couple that loved and raised me in the US. My whole life I knew I was adopted and always wanted to know about the brother that was born before me and adopted to an American family before I was born. In 1 short week, Evelyn was able to bring so many unanswered questions to me. She not only located my birth mother, but she connected me with a half-sister I didn't even know I had! All my life I wondered about my older brother and she helped me complete that part of my life as well. I feel at peace now because of her dedication to helping people like me. I will forever be grateful to Evelyn and her ability to connect the many unanswered questions that adopted children have about their past. Evelyn, I will forever be grateful for you!
Anna Jensen(Freitag, 06. April 2018 02:36)
Thank you Thank you Thank you Evelyn. I was born in Germany and lived in the US for many years now live in Australia. My family have moved around quite a bit through the years but I never forgot the hole that was left in my mothers heart from not knowing where to locate the rest of her family. Back in the early days things were kept at bay and not spoken about. My mother and I decided to delve into those unspoken memories and tried desperately to find lost family. Finding only a few here and there but one particular side of the family left us blind. I had been looking for a few years but only recently landed on your page. Since then you have provided so much information about our family and the stories of their past it has really enriched our lives. Not only finding my mothers missing fathers information we hope to one day soon locate her half brother. This means so much to us especially now. As we say ones' memory is a precious and helping it bring back these long lost family members helps bridge the gap. We look forward to more information and thank you again for the hard work you have already given to us.
Roger Cox(Mittwoch, 21. März 2018 04:39)
Evelyn quickly found answers to questions I've had for nearly 60 years - in less than one week, and has put me in touch with an uncle that I didn't even know I had! I can't thank her enough.
I was born in Wiesbaden and adopted by Americans in the military, who were quite open with me about my background, but I never had access to any more information about my birth or my birth mother than her name as listed on my adoption papers.
I am so excited to find out more about where I and she come from!
God bless you, Evelyn!
Lolita Falk(Sonntag, 11. März 2018 16:49)
Hello, I am so grateful to Evelyn. I have been searching for my Brother for years. I contacted her and within a few days she had found my Brother. I live in the United States and he lives in Germany. We had lost contact over 40 years ago. I did not have much information about my brother, only a birthdate and 2 old photos. Evelyn found him within 2 days. I am so happy!
Michael "Koeltz" Paxson(Freitag, 16. Februar 2018 14:46)
My heart goes out to Evelyn. She found my Birth Mother, 91, who is ill with dementia, and a brother, Wolfgang and sister, Renate in several weeks.
I was always curious but thought it would be impossible. I always had a longing to find her.
I was born and adopted in Munchen by a military family 58 years ago and brought to the USA where I grew up.
Evelyn did so much research to find my family, communicate with them to learn our backgrounds and history.
I don't speak German and they don't speak English. So Evelyn was able to translate our initial conversations.
Now Wolfgang, Renate, and I are communicating via Google translator.
We have exchanged pictures. The resemblance between my brother and I is amazing.
I am going to Munchen in 3 weeks to meet my "new" family.
Evelyn is a miracle worker!!!
I am forever grateful to Evelyn.
Amy Nadeau(Donnerstag, 18. Januar 2018 14:16)
I cannot thank Evelyn enough.
I came to her with hardly any information. Only a first name, possible date of birth, and possible birth place. We had only whispers and small bits of unreliable information.
With this, Evelyn went to work for us. She kept in contact with me along the way, never asking for anything in return. After a couple months of communications, emails, writing letters to registries, etc, one morning I awoke to the happy news - our family had been found. A birth name. A birth mother. A family to contact and answers to our questions.
Evelyn is a true angel. I have so much appreciation for her time, her efforts, her caring heart. I will be in her debt always. She is a true blessing.
Francine Malone(Samstag, 23. Dezember 2017 22:27)
I reached out to Evelyn to find my mother who I haven’t seen in 20 years and she was able to find her and reach out to her for me. I truly believe she is an angel and has changed my life in the most beautiful way. Today is day 2 of speaking to my mother on the phone and the first steps of having a relationship with her. I cannot say thank you enough. Evelyn is a wonderful person and I am so happy I reached out to her!!!
Don Pinkerton(Dienstag, 05. Dezember 2017 17:53)
Evelyn is truly amazing! In s matter of 24 hours she had actually located my family in Germany. I have wanted to find out any information I could about my family or even if there was family members in Germany.
I was born in 1954 and adopted by an American family. I really only found out about 30 years ago that I was adopted but really did not know where to begin.
Evelyn is a very proactive Geneolgist that turns every possible stone over till she gets the information she is looking for.
In 48 hours I have spoken with one of my 3 sisters and one of my 2 brothers. I only speak English and my brothers and sisters only speak German with some broken English. Evelyn reached out to my sister and spoke with her and got all the information then called me and passed on the information.
This has changed my whole life in a way that I could never have imagined. I feel truly blessed to have this Angel Evelyn step into my life and open a whole new book for me. I am forever grateful to her. I want to mention that Evelyn has done all of this with no pay.
God bless you Evelyn!
Cynthia Hyler(Samstag, 18. November 2017 17:15)
As a successful family genealogist in the United States, I am very impressed with Evelyn! In an attempt to help an adopted coworker find her biological siblings in Germany, Evelyn was contacted and the results were almost immediate! I knew German records were not my area of expertise, but they certainly were Evelyn's. She is fantastic and highly recommended!
Ray Frazer(Mittwoch, 08. November 2017 09:56)
Evelyn is performing an awesome service for those who need or want to fine a connection to there birth parents in Germany (in my case). In lest than a week she had more information than I could have ever hoped for. Truly a blessing.
Jaqui(Montag, 30. Oktober 2017 13:20)
My name is Jacqueline Brumley & along with my mother Lillian Brumley (Schneider) we have for a life time wondered about my grandmother and my mother’s mother, Caroline Strohmeier.
My grandmother came to Australia with her brother Anton when she was just 10 years of age.
Anton was 12.
She came with a man called Ferdinand Theiler.
He was her adopted father.
She left behind her mother, Karoline (Schwankl) Strohmeier and younger sister Elizabeth.
My mother & I never knew why she left her Mother and sister and why she was even adopted.
Evelyn has tirelessly uncovered this mystery and made the story to me and my family clear and concise.
I now have not only found a life time of answers to my questions but also discovered a distant cousin.
This cousin is the great Granddaughter to the lost sister Elizabeth Stromheier.
My mother and I are indebted to Evelyn and we could not recommend her highly enough to anyone wanting to search their family history.
She is a miracle finder for families.
She is the BEST.
Nicole Farmer(Sonntag, 08. Oktober 2017 20:08)
From the time I found out that my father was adopted, I always wanted to know where we came from and who his parents (my grandparents) were. I had my grandmother’s birth certificate and my father’s adoption papers and that is all. Neither document provided me with much information regardinf the current whereabouts of my family. I did online searches for many years off and on without success. Finally, I came across a website findyourfamilyingermany.com and decided to contact them. I figured it was worth a shot. I emailed Evelyn and she returned my message promptly and said that she would try to help. Within a couple days she located my grandmother and even called her for me. I do not speak German so I am thankful for this. My grandmother is 81 years old and lives outside of Munich. Evelyn is an angel. She was so friendly, caring and helpful. I am so thankful that I took a chance and contacted her. One day I hope to travel to Germany and meet my grandmother in person.
Vonda Marley(Freitag, 06. Oktober 2017 14:47)
Evelyn was awesome in helping me find my family. I was adopted in Germany in 1956, and had tried research many years ago but always met obstacles. She made it possible for me to find family of my mother and also to find out my father's name, as welll as his family. This all took place in a matter of 2 months. She was always so helpful in connecting with these family members by email or by phone. She went over and beyond, because, I only speak English & they speak German. I would have never been able to have connected with so much information, if it hadn't been for her. I was able to travel to Germany & Switzerland, and connect with this family, only because she opened the door, and guided me to their locations. It was incredible, and only a book could tell the whole story and give credit to Evelyn for all her dedicated research. I'm 60 years old. and I never dreamed of making connection with my biological family, but Evelyn made it possible. I will never be able to repay her for this miraculous journey. She is truly an angel that God blessed me with and I thank her from the bottom of my heart.
N Farmer(Mittwoch, 04. Oktober 2017 00:16)
Evelyn is an angel. She helped me find my grandmother in Germany after endless searching and nothing but dead ends. It is very challenging to find out information being overseas. I was able to obtain her birth certificate but that’s about it on my own. I found Evelyn’s name on a website and decided to send her an email. I figured it was worth a shot since I’ve had no other luck and why not. She emailed me back straight away and in matter of 2 days she found my grandmother. She’s kind, generous and incredibly helpful. Without her help I’m not sure I would have found my 81 year old grandmother that I hope to meet in person one day soon. Evelyn is the best!
Tony Hemingway(Samstag, 16. September 2017 19:28)
My father was born Eddie Holzapfel in Verdun, France in 1966 and adopted a few years later in Saarbrucken by an American military family. His entire life we have wondered about our biological family that we've never met and if they were still out there. I contacted Evelyn in April 2016 completely on a whim after randomly finding her website. 3 months later by July 2016 we had found multiple cousins on my dad's maternal side (whom we stay in contact with) and family on my Dad's paternal side. Just last month we reunited with a half-brother and sister on my Dad's paternal side and dozens of cousins.
Unfortunately my Dad's mother Anny Holzapfel passed away in 2011. Evelyn found her ex-husband's contact information and I had the opportunity to speak with him on the phone twice and learned that Anny moved to a small county in Virginia (only an hour or so from where my Dad grew up and lives today). Her ex-husband told me that Anny was searching for my Dad while she lived here but couldn't find him.
I am confident that without Evelyn's help we would not have answered any of our questions. My father and I would have undoubtedly gone through the rest of our life just not knowing anything or anyone. Evelyn has a heart of gold. This kind lady treated me and my father with the utmost love and respect. Evelyn owed me nothing and gave me everything. Her spirit is truly inspiring. I did not realize how powerful of an experience this would turn out to be.
Thank you Evelyn, please keep doing God's work on this Earth.
Karine Lucotte.(Sonntag, 03. September 2017 15:52)
I wish to thank Evelyn for her help in finding my mother's birth mother. Thanks to her, she was able to talk to her biological mother, 71 years after she had been given away for adoption. It is just amazing! It was very emotional for them both. Many many thanks Evelyn for doing this, you are so kind and efficient!
Ralph Ward(Donnerstag, 24. August 2017 03:12)
Ich wurde adoptiert, als ich 2 Jahre alt war und fast 50 Jahre später und mit 2 erwachsenen Kindern entschied ich mich, mehr darüber zu erfahren, woher ich kam.
Wie die meisten Adoptierten, ich habe mich immer gefragt, wo ich anfangen soll und Evelyn half mir jeden Schritt des Weges. Innerhalb von 3 Tagen nach meinem ersten Kontakt rief Evelyn mit erstaunlichem Mitgefühl an, um mir mitzuteilen, dass ich die Weitergabe meiner biologischen Mutter und Großmutter verpasst habe.Ich habe dann gelernt, dass ich eine Schwester habe, die versucht hatte, mich nur noch wenige zu finden.
Evelyn vermittelte die Wiedervereinigung zwischen mir und meiner biologischen Schwester. Ich bin ewig dankbar für alles, was Evelyn für meine Familie getan hat. Ich kann nicht sagen, danke genug!
Jennifer Coxwell(Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017 21:07)
I cannot thank Evelyn enough for all her help in finding my adopted brother's birth mother and family!! He was born in Germany and adopted by an American family and I had great difficulty finding any information. Evelyn was able to find out so much information in a matter of hours, and she did this without request for payment. She is an angel!! My brother has wondered about his history and never knew the story so this has brought him great healing. Thank you Evelyn for everything!!
Sally Sutton(Montag, 03. Juli 2017 20:30)
And - in addition to my testimony, I forgot to say that Evelyn has done all of this out of the kindness of her heart, without payment. We are so blessed to have such an efficient and loving person to help us!
Sally Sutton(Montag, 03. Juli 2017 20:27)
I cannot thank Evelyn enough for her tireless investigation in search of my mother's birth mother back in 1927. Quickly and efficiently, she provided me not only with my grandmother's name and details of her life, including official papers, but also with a detailed family tree going back four generations to the early 1800s, living relations to contact, and several photos of my grandmother which show where my mother and I got our eyes and cheekbones and wicked sense of fun from. I can't thank you enough Evelyn - you've changed a black hole in my past to a warm bright reality.
Petra Tiex(Montag, 08. Mai 2017 11:25)
Ein leben lang, habe ich nach meiner leiblichen Mutter gesucht. Es schien aussichtslos. Bis ich durch Zufall die Kontaktdaten von Evelyn bekam. Sie ist ein total einfühlsamer Mensch, und versteht was in einem vorgeht. Mit ganz wenigen Infos ist es ihr gelungen sie in der USA zu finden. Leider ist sie vor knapp zwei Jahren verstorben. Aber Evelyn gibt nicht auf, und sucht weiter nach Ihrer Familie. Danke für alles
Heike Bartl(Mittwoch, 03. Mai 2017 14:23)
Evelyn hat mir auf sehr verständnisvolle, unkomplizierte und einfühlsame Weise dabei geholfen, konkrete Informationen zu meinem leiblichen Vater und zu meinen Halbgeschwistern zu erhalten. Sie half mir dabei, Kontakt zu meiner Halbschwester aufzunehmen. Ich war schon sehr lange auf der Suche und wäre nicht weiter gekommen, wenn sie nicht gewesen wäre. Ich bin sehr sehr dankbar für ihre Hilfe und sehr beeindruckt von ihrer Erfahrung und ihrer Arbeit. Vielen vielen Dank, Evelyn!
Robert Oppenheimer(Samstag, 15. April 2017 19:56)
I had been in some small way for 40 years looking for my adopted mom, I was on my last leg and going to give up when someone suggested go on this web site, and fortunately I was lucky enough to choose Evelyn, and with in 2 days she was getting back to me and had found my mom and some family members and giving me phone numbers to call them. I truly can not thank her enough, If you are in a journey looking for a family member as I was,Evelyn is the one who can solve your need for a conclusion for your answers. Very nice to work with and really understood my long venture to find my mom.
Robin(Sonntag, 02. April 2017 21:37)
Thank you Evelyn for all of your help. You have helped to fulfill dreams of those wishing to find their biological family. Great work!
Chris Clare(Sonntag, 22. Januar 2017 03:11)
I had traced (through a friend) my birth mother several years ago but she had cut off all contact when I asked her about her own history and who my father was. Evelyn traced a sister I didn't even know existed which has been really exciting, to have someone who looks a little like you! I am hoping to fly over to Germany later this year to meet her. I was astounded by how quickly Evelyn managed to do this, I wouldn't have known where to start. My German is not good enough to know where to look for answers. She does the most amazing job. What I regret is that we are now in our sixties and have lost so much time. But the main thing is, Evelyn found her for me, how can you search for someone you don't even know exists! Thank you so much Evelyn.
gisela(Freitag, 20. Januar 2017 14:03)
I'm so thankful and greatful for Evelyn.
I am about to turn 50 and I was ready to find my birth siblings, not knowing if they ever wondered about me and the others.
I had seen some people telling their stories about how Evelyn had helped them, so I wrote mine hoping someone
would help,and then I thought maybe one day I'd find them.
Well I was going through my emails and Evelyn wrote me and asked me for more information about me and then I thought how much do I have to spend with this person. But she has not asked me for ANYTHING! Which is so refreshing these days when most people squeeze everything out of you.
I gave all the information I knew,told her when I find my birth / adoption papers I'd send a copy.
I got another email a few days later ,saying don't need birth / adoption papers I found your brother,in germany and two sisters. That's not all there's 14 of us and she is still finding them it's been about 8- 10 days and found 7 of them.
"I'M OVERWHELMED WITH TEARS AND JOY. WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS MY FEELINGS "
Thank you so much Evelyn
Kara(Samstag, 17. Dezember 2016 06:45)
Evelyn is absolutely an amazing and genuine person. She helped locate my birth mother in Germany! She does great work and finds information quickly. You are a blessing and thank you again!!
Christina N Witherspoon(Mittwoch, 30. November 2016 15:47)
WOW! What an amazing person! I have been looking for my Bio Grandmother, as my Mother was adopted in Germany, I have looked for years. This lady right here took 2 weeks!!! I am so happy I can't stop crying. Thank you so very much.
Andreas markus(Mittwoch, 05. Oktober 2016 01:23)
My sister wrote you here already and I cannot miss to thank you as well. I found my sister 43 year's after she was given to adoption to a family in the USA. There are no words to describe the feeling
to receive a message from a person you missed all your live.
Tammie Donley(Dienstag, 27. September 2016 19:24)
I contacted Evelyn about 2 weeks ago and just yesterday I spoke with my birth mother for the very first time. I am eager to speak with my 3 sisters and hopefully meet one day!!! Evelyn is truly one
of God's special Angels!!!! What a blessing you are!!!
Marion Erika McClellan(Donnerstag, 22. September 2016 02:49)
Evelyn found many of my relatives with in day. I was adopted from Germany in 1974. Never knew any of my birth family. Now I know at least 15 of them, including my brother and mother. I am so
grateful, words cannot express.
Shamika(Dienstag, 06. September 2016 23:26)
Thank you Evelyn! In less than 24 hrs she found my sister. I am so thankful for what she has done she is truly an angel!!! You are a blessing!!
Sarah(Freitag, 26. August 2016 16:45)
Evelyn is an amazing woman! Because of her heart to help others, she has blessed my family. We are forever grateful for her expertise in finding our German family! She is an angel!
In less than twenty four hours, I went from having no siblings to having seven! And to top that off have seen a picture of my biological mother for the first time. Now, emails are flying all over,
from Israel, to Germany and the US! I have so much to look forward to, such as meeting people I am related to for the first time in my 63 years.
Once again, thank you!
Cricket M Lera (Christina Horn)
John Hester Jr.(Montag, 25. Juli 2016 15:10)
Evelyn is a miracle worker! She helped my father find his family after he spent most of his life trying to find them. He is now talking to sisters he never knew he had, as well as learning more about
Susan Moore(Donnerstag, 21. Juli 2016 22:21)
We are so thankful to Evelyn! My husband is in contact with most of his siblings now. Unbelievable how much he looks like his brothers. Trying to plan a meeting. Again , thank you Evelyn! !
Patty Wigington(Sonntag, 05. Juni 2016 06:59)
This was such a wonderful experience and Evelyn was so kind her obvious knowledge of this subject made this a easy quick way to connect with a birth mother that had moved to the US
My husbands life has hanged forever because of this Angel
Susan(Donnerstag, 02. Juni 2016 15:47)
Evelyn is a blessing.. She found my husbands family in 2 days.. I can not thank her enough and can't wait to hear from them... Thank you Evelyn!
Jon La Force(Dienstag, 31. Mai 2016 02:39)
Evelyn found my mother! Thank you so much! You do great work and are so fast!
Bob Hiebert(Freitag, 27. Mai 2016 03:57)
Evelyn is an incredible person. She is very kind, understanding, courteous and discrete as she helps you find your family. Her knowledge, experience and contacts are also second to none.
Evelyn helped me find my birth mother and 3 sisters in just a few days. We are working on finding other documents as well and her contacts are very helpful in this endeavor.
Thank you very much Evelyn! You are an angel with a very kind spirit
heidi wigham(Samstag, 30. April 2016 05:41)
I am so pleased Evelyn was able to find my family in less than 4 days. I sent her the documentation I had not expected to hear anything. Evelyn contacted me to ask for more document and the next day
she sent emails to ask a couple more questions,Then she asked if she could call me. When she called she told me that she had found my mother. I was shocked it happened and so fast. I have been
looking for 35 yrs. Thank you Evelyn for all you do . there is a special place in heaven for you.
Jayme Taylor(Sonntag, 24. April 2016 16:20)
Evelyn helped us find my grandmother in Germany. My father was adopted in 1954 and brought to the USA. He always wanted to find his birth mother, but was uncertain and we didn't know where to start.
I did some research and found Evelyn's site. After giving her some information she found my grandmother! We are ecstatic and cannot wait to connect with her and her family. What a blessing!
Ann(Freitag, 15. April 2016 12:41)
Every few years if you are lucky, you unexpectedly run into a truly wonderful and special person. They are a gift from above, professional, polite, gentle, persistent and outstanding in their work.
That person is Evelyn.
Saying thank you to Evelyn is not enough. There are no words which will express my eternal gratitude for Evelyn's help in finding my birth mother, brother and sisters all in a few days time. Soon we
will all be in contact, and hopefully meet in the future...until then...thank Evelyn..thank you so very very much.
Carol L(Donnerstag, 14. April 2016 19:28)
Words cannot express how greatful we are for all the work Evelyn has done for us. Not only to find my fathers birth mother but 2 half siblings!
Lori(Freitag, 25. März 2016 17:34)
Evelyn has helped me do something that I could not do for years. She has found my birth mother and 2 half brothers and 1 half sister! I was adopted in 1955 and never thought this day would come.
Evelyn you are totally amazing and I can never thank you enough!
ljubomir semerdjieff(Donnerstag, 10. März 2016 22:54)
Ich habe Evelyn kontaktiert mit der bitte nach meiner Tochter in D zu suchen,Sie anwortete gleich und bat mich dokumente zu schicken die meiner Tochter betreffen.Ich habe nur einer brief von 2006 von
einer behoerde ihr zugeschickt und...das Wunder geschah schon am naechsten tag .Sie hat in email mitgeteilt dass sie meiner Tochter gefunden hat in unglaubliche 24 stunden.Es fehlt mir an passende
worte wie cih mich bedanken koennte.Ich sage einfach Herzlichen dank und moege God dir weiter so an deiner seite stehen um auch aandere leute zusammen zu bringen und zu beglueken.Danke Evelyn.
Andrea Anderson(Montag, 29. Februar 2016 23:33)
Evelyn has been amazing help. She helped my father find his birth mother. After many years of searching we always hit dead ends. We could never find the information and she found it. She was so
friendly and understanding and beyond helpful. We could never be thankful enough for her help.
Scott skinner jan skinner andrea skinner(Montag, 29. Februar 2016 23:31)
Evelyn helped my father and mother find my father's mother. He was adopted in 1962 and we had never had any luck finding his birth mother and she found her. She was such a great help and also so
sweet and understanding. I am glad that we came across her help. We can't be thankful enough. ♡
Dan and Beverly Bugg(Mittwoch, 24. Februar 2016 23:28)
We have contacted Evelyn to help us find our birth parents from 1954 and 1955. We were young children when we were adopted from two separate orphanges at the age of seven months and two years.
My sister and I were adopted together in 1956. We have always wondered what happened to our family and Evelyn has helped us find those answers. It has not been an easy journey but it has been a
fruitful one. Have located Birth father and a half brother so far.
Evelyn has been such a pleasure to work with and has given us things we never would have dreamed could have happened.
Ashley(Montag, 01. Februar 2016 05:29)
Thanks to Evelyn I am now in contact with my mom's family that she has not seen since she was adopted in 1960. I searched for years trying to find my mom's family in Germany and found nothing, but
within a day she discovered that her mother had passed away with dates and places for her birth and death, and that she had three children living in Germany. She called them and one of her sisters
remembered my mom and her twin! Her twin was adopted to the USA as well and Evelyn is helping to find her as well. She is such a blessing and I will truly never be able to return the blessing that
she has given my family!
Lorrie Brinkley(Mittwoch, 18. November 2015 04:14)
Evelyn, we cannot thank you enough for helping locate my mother's birth mom. You did in 24 hours what we have spent years trying to accomplish. What an amazing person you are, we are blessed to have
found you. I would highly recommend Evelyn and her services to anyone looking for family in Germany. We will never be able to thank you enough.
Thank you Miss Evelyn for your diligence in helping us find my father's biological mother. I've waited for this day for so long. We cannot thank you enough! I strongly recommend anyone who has long
lost family in Germany to reach out to miss Evelyn! She is thorough and professional with such a sweet demeanor. Best wishes to you Miss Evelyn and from bottom of our hearts, thank you!!!!!
Mona Miller(Dienstag, 13. Oktober 2015 18:00)
Thank you Evelyn for all your hard work and encouragement. After 59 years Evelyn found the siblings I never knew I had. She is an amazing and kind woman who was able in a few days locate brothers and
sisters both in America and Germany. I will be forever thankful to her. Hugs and blessings !
Steve Delano(Samstag, 22. August 2015 23:50)
Thanks to Evelyn after 65 years of wondering if i had anybrothers and sisters.She found that my mother had passed but i have 3 brothers who did not know about me thanks again Evelyn
Helen McCole(Freitag, 14. August 2015 21:54)
Thank you so much for finding my mom's birth family. You're services are absolutely amazing. My mom has now been able to reach out to family she was never able to before. You are an angel.
Thank you so very much
Helen McCole(Freitag, 14. August 2015 21:50)
I am beyond impressed with the quick results that Evelyn was able to provide for us. My mom has never been able to get any information on her birth family and Evelyn provided within hours. We could
not be more great full for what she has done. She is an angel. Thank you so very much.
miriam hillel(Dienstag, 28. Juli 2015 19:34)
Thank you so mutch that you found my big brother wayne. He was adopptet when he was 9 month old. Now he is 60 and i am 53 and we talked the first time ever two days ago. Amazing!
Again thank you so mutch
Wayne Gross Richmond Virginia USA(Montag, 27. Juli 2015 23:10)
After 59 years, 11 months, 3 weeks and 5 days I reciecved the phone call that I had been anxiously waiting for. Evelyn called at 1:58 pm on Friday, July 17 to tell me "yes Wayne, you do have family."
The day I had waited for all my life had finally arrived! I don't have the quality or quanity of words to adequately describe what Evelyn has done. Her work has touched my heart and changed my life
forever. After six decades I can now rest in that the journey is over. Through Evelyn's outstanding effort she found all SIX of my siblings. And here is the sweetest thing of all - my siblings did
not know that I existed! Dietmar, Thomas, Barry, Heike, Sergej and Miriam...my brothers and sisters that I love. Thank you Evelyn, you are an Angel from Heaven.
Evelyn(Dienstag, 21. Juli 2015 17:42)
I'm so happy, because I found the
Family for a adopted child , he is 60 years now. It was very
difficult to find his brothers and sisters, but I have been
successfull,that makes me so happy, because I put all my emotions into
Evelyn(Montag, 15. Juni 2015 17:20)
Ich freue mich besonders für Elinor und Pamela das ich sie zusammen führen konnte. Diese Woche sehen sich die Beiden zum ersten Mal.
Gut das ich nicht dabei denn sonst würde ich vor Freude heulen...
Elinor(Montag, 18. Mai 2015 17:21)
I received a call on my birthday 61st this year...Evelyn informed me "you have a sister." Wow. I am still in shock but it is a good shock. I always had a feeling there was so one who looked like me
out there. Thank you Evelyn for finding me and my sister.
Pamela Richardson(Sonntag, 17. Mai 2015 19:29)
Being adopted 58 years ago in Germany, I had no knowledge of my family until I was put in contact with Evelyn. Within several days she discovered that I had a sister I previously had no knowledge of
and put us in touch with each other. Evelyn is great at what she does and extremely knowledgeable.
Regina King(Samstag, 28. März 2015 17:36)
For 58 years I've struggled with where I came from. After the death of my adoptive mother I found the information about my adoption..
After months of unsuccessfully searching for my birth mother I stumbled across Evelyn's website and asked her for help. Within 12 hrs she was able to find my real mother.
I spoke to my mother on the phone and discovered I have 2 half brothers. We plan to visit with them all in Germany this fall.
My husband and I are so very, very grateful to Evelyn. She is a blessing!
Heather(Donnerstag, 26. März 2015 20:04)
Evelyn is amazing. I contacted her and asked for help locating my husband's birth mother. Evelyn found her in less than a day. We found out that she had married and had children and that her father
had died in the war. I am very impressed with everything Evelyn was unable to uncover. As genealogists we get excited over anything because we know that one little piece of information can be the one
piece that unlocks everything. Evelyn gave us so much to go on. We are waiting now to see if my husband's mother will respond. Even if she doesn't we have so much to go on that we can now start to
fill in the blanks in his family tree.
Kristin(Sonntag, 22. Februar 2015 06:46)
I had been searching for many years for my father's birth parents. He was adopted from Germany in 1953. We had very little- to none information about them. Ms. Evelyn found me on a forum I had posted
on offering to help me. In just a few weeks she was able to find information about the family and locate his birth mother and a sister. Amazingly, his birth mother is still living. They had moved to
the U.S. We have contacted the sister and had nice converstaions. My father plans on contacting his birth mother soon as we have to be considerate of her overall wellness, age, and emotions.
Eventually we hope to meet each other in person. We cannot thank Ms. Evelyn enough for her help and care.
Jacob Hooker(Mittwoch, 08. Oktober 2014 19:19)
words can not express the thanks and a blessing for Evelyn for helping me locate my brothers and sisters. In one day she was able to find my 8 brothers and 3 sisters. One of wich lives in the US. I
was able to contact her about two hours ago. The feeling I cant express the void I have had in my life. Mrs Evelyn if you were here I would give you the biggest hug ever. Again Thank you William
now Jacob Hooker
Jacob Hooker(Mittwoch, 08. Oktober 2014 18:52)
My name is Jacob Hooker I was born in ingelheim . was trying to find my real family. And my thanks goes out to Mrs. Evelyn. Now I have 8 brothers and 3 sisters.
Melanie(Mittwoch, 20. August 2014 17:39)
I was contacted from Evelyn just from me posting info on line about my adoption. I had no idea about biological family. I and my husband had been searching for years and in a matter of a few days she
found my complete family in Germany. I plan on going to Germany in the future to meet my family but the 1st person I want to see is Evelyn. She is such a blessing from God above. Thank You So Very
Much. Melanie (Sobotta) Warner
K. Taylor(Dienstag, 19. August 2014 06:31)
Thank you Evelyn!
I signed up 3-5 years ago on this website and a week In June I recieved and email from Evelyn! She asked if I had found my birth mother. I was amazed she contacted me! I only had my birthdate and
mothers name and birth location and Evelyn found my mother in Germany! I found out I have 3 uncles 3 brothers and 2 sisters! Through my sister I found my father!
I have waited over 40 years!!!! Thank you Evelyn! And thank you to your husband!
I now have contact with my uncle and sisters and brother! More than I ever imagined!
My mother is not in a good situation and after 9 years the whole family is active in helping to get her out of a bad place!
My uncle showed my birthmother my picture and she was "Impressed"
Thank you Evelyn! My family is now very large! Thank you for your time and the money you spent! I wish you a very happy life! You are amazing!
Patricia Humphreys(Mittwoch, 11. Juni 2014 23:00)
Evelyn Schumacher-Bertholdt was a great help to me in researching my German family. Her work is extremely thorough and I very much enjoyed corresponding with her. I can wholeheartedly recommend
Bernd Jäger(Freitag, 16. Mai 2014 18:42)
Sehr geehrte Frau Schumacher-Bertholdt, meine Frau und ich waren von der Schnelligkeit Ihrer Nachforschungen über die Herkunft unserer beiden Familien ausgesprochen positiv überrascht. Wir hatten
Ihnen am 08.04.2014 den Auftrag für die Nachforschungen gegeben und Sie konnten uns bereits Mitte April 2014 erste Ergebnisse mitteilen, die bis in das Jahr 1746 zurückgehen. Auf weitere Ergebnisse
Ihrer Nachforschungen sind wir schon jetzt sehr gespannt, da es immer wieder spannend ist, zu wissen, woher man eigentlich kommt.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Heidi Crissey(Donnerstag, 08. Mai 2014 20:28)
Evelyn located my long lost sister in Germany. Without her Karen would still be lost to me. Needless to say, I highly recommend Evelyn. She is truly an angel in the work that she does.