Last Updated: 14 January 2012
Welcome to the family history web site
for the Amendes,
Ammendes, von Amendes and am Endes.
Created by Dave Amende.
Amende World News Newsletter
The idea of a newsletter was conceived
in 1997 following a family
Christmas when we were discussing the impact of the internet. In the UK
we are the only Amendes in the telephone book.
Via an internet
search engine we were able to look at the telephone directories for
European countries and found listed hundreds of" Amendes". I then
wrote to 250 of them and received replies from all over Germany,
Zealand and Holland. To reply to them all I started a newsletter
"Amende World News Update". Issue 9 was the last one to be sent out in
All the back issues of the newsletter are on this web site, to access copies of Amende World News Update on-line click here
Amende Family Trees
To download pdf copies of Amende family trees click here:
Wilhelm Amende (b1840 -
Amende "German" descendant chart collated with the
help of Dieter von Amende in Germany: Amende (b circa 1695)
Latest Amende World News & Events
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Amende World News Photo Gallery
moved to York in July
Here are some photos of our new house in York
Ivor outside the new house
is Ivor on the central staircase, which links all 4 floors
River Foss is on the north side of the road
Mum & Dad
(Rosemary and Harald Amende) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary
on 29th July 2010. They were married in St Peter's Freshfield.
A telegram arrived from Buckingham Palace with the
To mark the 60th anniversary, a luncheon was held at the Cranage Hall Hotel in Cheshire. Some of those attending appear here:
On 21 Nov 2009 we celebrated the 90th birthday of Florence Bruce at the Tall Trees Hotel in Formby. Here are some photos from the party
On 2nd May 09 James and Conchita Amende celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a party. These are some of the photos from the party
Alicia, Harry, Charlotte, Conchita and James The interior of the marquee
Guests arriving The Guildford Group
William Street group William Street lads
Amende Children and friends Rosemary and Conchita Amende
Horwood Road residents Horwood Road residents
Horwood Road residents Michael Bottomley and Rosemary Amende
James and Conchita presented with plants for the garden from neighbours
Horwood Road residents Horwood Road residents
Look at the size of that marquee! Dominic and Elizabeth
Pretty in pink
One day old
Rather serious at bathtime
2 days old, with Steve, Lorraine, Chris & David, visitors from Cananda. Owen tries to stroke Darcey and plummets
This time Darcey stays put
In a dream world
Only tiny but very loud
Much nicer mood
His first driving lesson didn't go too well
Meeting Granny, Grandad and Nana
3 days old
2 months old
Louise and her Uncle Harry arrive at the South door with bridesmaids Julia, Alicia and Imogen to be greeted by Canon Glyn Webster and Canon Jonathan Draper
The Groom, Best Man and ushers
(L - R) Richard Amende, Stephen Baguley, Michael Bottomley, Mike Fereday, David Amende, Harry Amende, Colin Berry, James Amende & Peter Bottomley
The arrival of the bride in the Quire at York Minster
David & Louise at the West door
The happy couple
Photos from the 2001 European tour
In January 2001 I set off on a voyage of discovery to travel around Europe in my motorhome to visit the many places I have researched in publishing Amende World News since 1997 (and have a long holiday!).
In Tarifa, I spent a week camping on the beach then turned North to Madrid for Colin Forster's Stag night with friends from the UK
The next week saw me in Portugal .
I then arrived in Switzerland to meet up with my parents .
I then headed south to Venice and then on to Pompeii .
Then to Austria where I "did" Vienna and Salzburg by bike.
Then to a family wedding in Linz, Austria. A "Blues Brothers" shot in front of the castle where the ceremony took place, then the formal photos of Dominic & Elizabeth followed.
I then headed into Germany and visited Ulm to see Dieter von Amende. where I could relax with Dieter's family for a beer.
I arrived in July at the terminal for the ferry back to England after doing 9 European countries, 10 changes of currency, 1 new tyre, and 10,680 miles.
2 weeks later I was off to Amsterdam, then Denmark and into Sweden. I kept an appointment with relations in Stockholm then to Norway and did Oslo & the fjords.
They were brought up in Estonia and so gave me a lot of good advice on where to visit. I then caught a ferry across the Baltic Sea and to Parnu where I found myself sitting outside the Ammende Villa being interviewed for an Estonian national newspaper.
Back to the French Riviera with good friends from the UK for my 40th Birthday in September.
The last leg was over to Ireland in November and December. This time I had my cat Jerry with me. Maybe it was the Guinness but Jerry only lasted another 6 months after that trip.
Total miles covered: 50,000!