Alison,Thank you for your reply,as you say the link is tenuous,but I have some info that may help you,Delmenhorst is on the opposite bank of the river Weser to Bremen. Bremen has a large and active Family History Society and is only 5 miles from Delmenhorst. The FHS is calledDie Maus and they offer help if needed. Snail MailDie Maus Gesellschaft fur Familienforschunge.V. Am Staatsarchive1 28203 Bremen Germany
E mailKlaus-peter firstname.lastname@example.org They also have a web site.http://www2.geneology.net/gene/vereine/maus/index/e.htm Let me know if you have any luck. Regards John.