This Website was created so that my branch of this family -- the descendents of Kurt and Ellinor von Kleist of House Susten Gawesen -- could view both old and new family photos, as well as other family documents. I present this material in hopes that it might keep family ties strong in both Germany and North America, provide a resource for family genealogists, and educate family members about our origins in Germany.

Also, if you are a member of the Familienverband (Family Association based in Germany), you are welcome to view the album area. If you are from a House other than Susten Gawesen, please let me know what House you are from. In order to view the photo albums and documents, you will need a password; simply fill out the registration form , and I will email your password to you. If you have pictures of your family, please email them to me with a brief explanation, and I will upload them to the Website as time permits. If you can identify any of the people in the photographs on this site, or if you have further information about any of them, I would be very interested to hear from you.

If you are a non-family member and would like access to the pictures, I ask that you email me and identify yourself and your purpose for viewing the pictures. Special access can be granted on a per-case basis for non-family members who are conducting research, or for other legitimate purposes.

Heidi von Kleist