This 525-page book tells the story of the Wuchatsch family in Germany and Australia from the early 1700s. Profusely illustrated, it covers in narrative style the lives of Johann, Hanna and Magdalene Wuchatsch; their children; grandchildren; and great- grandchildren. Subsequent generations are included in family tree form. Parts of the book are in German as well as English so Wuchatsch relatives in each country can read them.


In his Foreword, George R. Nielsen, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus, Concordia University, Chicago wrote:


As you read this study, search for adjectives that describe it. ‘Definitive’ is an attribute that comes to mind first, followed by ‘detailed, accurate and precise.’


If by chance this book, in addition to informing you, inspires you to
become involved in your own heritage, look not only for the details,
but also the excitement of the search. Like Rob, pay attention to
your feelings and experiences ... Sensing apprehension while crossing the Iron Curtain at Friedrichstrasse or at Checkpoint Charlie may no longer be possible, but imagine the loneliness one feels entering a rural isolated graveyard in the late afternoon with a pen and notebook reading headstones while the raucous kookaburras in the eucalyptus trees surrounding the cemetery find your efforts entertaining. 


I hope as you read this book you are motivated to go on a quest of your own and see places you never thought you would see or experience ... See how Rob did it and plot your strategy. 

Särka to Westgarthtown