Search for your ancestor in the Database. Select all branches. If you find the person, go into the detail for them. At the bottom you will see which branch (family) they belong to. The next step would be to search on the various websites suggested in the Resources page. If you do find your ancestors, we can try to plug them into the database. If you have taken a DNA test, please join the Kastler DNA group at FamilyTreeDNA. If you haven’t, you might consider it. If would be an enormous help to support this effort. We are always looking for family members to validate the research, and to test for the possibility of two clans being related. Post on the Kastler Facebook page. The link is on the right in the footer. Other members may be able to help. You can always use the Contact page to request help as well.
At the moment there’s a bug in the export function of the database. The individual “trees” in the database may or may not have been altered online since I last uploaded them, and I have copies of several GEDCOMs from 2014 or newer. You can use the contact form to discuss the possibilities.
Since the website itself is presenting the images on the Internet, there’s no restrictions on sharing them. Documents are there to share as well, please feel free to download any document using the download button in the viewer. For images, there is a download icon in the upper-left of the image viewer. Some images are larger than they are displayed, as can be seen when there is a plus sign inside a magnifying glass over the image.
If you have changes, additions, or deletions, please use the contact form. If it’s a small request, just include the information in the message field, otherwise send a brief note and I’ll get back to you for more information.
It doesn’t recognize the person as a special link at this time, so it shares the main page like the other pages. To share a person just copy the link in the URL box at the top of the page. That will point you to the correct person to share. Hopefully in the future this can be enhanced.
This is a bug that is being researched. You can try to find the picture in the Media area, but it will be difficult.
The core translation is performed by Google. The translations are not always the best. This is the only way to provide an alternate language to this website. Otherwise, every page would have to be translated into another language, which is an enormous task.