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Count Demitz (#46863611)
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Bio Photo "Count" J T Demitz, writer, entertainment director, master of ceremonies, VIP host, researcher, hotelier, a multilingual, Swedish-born citizen (1956) of the U.S.A.

His hotel career culminated in an executive position at The Beverly Hills Hotel (1979-84) where he wrote their Front Desk Manual and the owners called him "Count" Demitz as a lighthearted courtesy (sort of like ”Duke” Ellington).

His 1996 book Throne of a Thousand Years about all the Kings of Sweden (see Wikipedia) is in libraries all over the world.

Demitz has worked with hundreds of Stockholm youths since 1993 in English-language cabaret entertainment and inter-cultural grooming projects. As a ghost writer, lyricist and what Swedes call language doctor, he has coached major talents like Max von Sydow and Björn Skifs, done special projects for the Sunwing Hotels, City of Stockholm, Royal Caroline Institute and many more.

He traced every one of the 3000 descendants of the eight Swedish couples that were his great-great-grandparents and published the illustrated results on a FamSAC website with Tribal Pages in 2008.

Re: name formats, an area of his expertise, he says: "Carl and Carlos have become American English names now, so there are a lot of kings that no longer should be called Charles.

Before about 1900 there were no legally accurate spellings of any names anywhere and lots of variations occurred. Swedes had no legal names, and women no surnames but their own traditional patronymics, until a special law was passed in 1901.

Royalty should sort by first names. One marked difference from genealogical trees, encylopedias and other lists, when listing graves, is that royal women normally should be named by their married names and countries corresponding with gravestones and monuments, not by what they were called at birth.

Kings of Sweden are alone in numbering he first half of a double name, not the whole thing; thus (current) Carl XVI Gustaf, not Carl Gustaf II."

~ Emil Eikner, Deputy Chairman, Southerly Clubs of Stockholm.
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RE: Lois or Louis?
Added by FrankA. on Jun 01, 2017 10:27 PM
RE: Lois or Louis?
I'm not 100 percent sure. My records show Lois J. Stokes. I thought at first it was a typo on my part. If you think it should be Louis let me know and I'll make the change.
Added by FrankA. on Jun 01, 2017 6:51 PM
Myrtle Ross, # 113242941
Hi Count,

Thank you for your message concerning Ms Ross. I have sponsored her memorial, so now you are able to add the photo(s).

I am not sure if you have more than one you might wish to add, but if you do, please add them in the reverse order you believe they should appear (nicest last). I do not manage her, so this may avoid having the contact the manager concerning the sort order.

Have a good day ahead!
Added by Sheila on Jun 01, 2017 6:20 AM
sue sullivan
Henry Tucker-composer 1826-died Feb. 2,1882
do you know if he is buried here-it is listed as Cypress hills in Brooklyn but I see two listing here for one cemetery-thx.
Added by sue sullivan on Feb 01, 2017 11:57 AM
RE: Ludwig/Lewis of Sweden

Source is "Die Inschriften der Stadt und des Landkreises Heidelberg" by Renate Neumüllers-Klauser, 1970
The chapel at the castle was not used as burial place. The Heiliggeistkirche on the other hand was used as burial place of the Wittelsbacher family since 1410 .
Added by Lutetia on Dec 27, 2016 3:18 AM
RE: Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890-1958)
Dear Mr Demitz

Thank you for your email!

The article on Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna was not transferred. Several years ago, It was determined that there were duplicate memorials for Maria Pavlovna. One was yours, and the other mine.

It was discovered that my memorial was recieving more traffic, and that your memorial, which contained inaccuracies, had not been touched since its creation, and so Find A Grave merged the two and assigned management to me.

If you have any information which you would like added to the memorial, I am happy to do so.

I am lecturing on Maria Pavlovna this afternoon at the Museum of Russsian icons, and was planning to expand the memorial later this weekend. I look forward to working with you on this shared passion for the Grand Duchess.

Kind regards,

Nick Nicholson
Added by nicknyc on Dec 03, 2016 4:04 AM
RE: KarlOskarKarlsson(2)
In regards to your PS, I also do not consider "genealogy sites/blogs" to be reliable sources, and in fact, do not read them myself.
Added by Maree on Nov 11, 2016 4:20 PM
RE: KarlOskarKarlsson(2)
The sources are not all on the internet, so if you only searched the Internet you would not find them. They include books and newspaper articles. I will pull the sources and get back to you with the citations you are interested in.
Added by Maree on Nov 11, 2016 4:05 PM
Yvonna Both
RE: Sigrid of Sweden
Added by Yvonna Both on Jul 15, 2016 2:48 PM
Yvonna Both
RE: Sigrid of Sweden
yes in a way you are right however legally though her name is Vasa AKA Sigrid of Sweden as a historian and genealogist I acknowledge these facts.
Take care

PS if you need more info let me know!!
Added by Yvonna Both on Jul 14, 2016 8:02 PM
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