Category Archives: Germany

Wasserburg in Anstel, Germany

This plate was a gift from my husband Jim’s relatives when we visited them in Rommerskirchen, Germany in 2011.  Unfortunately, it did not make the journey back across the Atlantic in one piece. With much patience, some good adhesive, and … Continue reading

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Genealogy Jig

Time for the genealogy happy dance! One of the biggest genealogy challenges I’ve faced with my German ancestors is finding the village or town where they were born and lived.  The reason for needing this information is that there was … Continue reading

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Memories of the Trip (One Year Later)

The one year anniversary of a wonderful trip to Germany my husband and I took is rapidly approaching. It was truly the genealogy trip of a life time. I expect it could never be repeated to such an extent as … Continue reading

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Words From a True Genealogist

Jane Delger, a friend of mine, has been working for a number of years on an immigration database called OGF “Auswanderer.”  It contains the names of many emigrants from the area of Oldenburg,Germany, among them many who had Ostfriesen relatives … Continue reading

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City Wall of Fulda, Germany

Buildings known to as “old” in the United States may refer to an age of 100 or 200 years … but in Germany the term takes on a different meaning with structures dating back hundreds and hundreds of years.  To … Continue reading

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Neuschwanstein Castle: Beautiful

One of our stops in Germany was at Neuschwanstein Castle, commissioned by Ludwig II. The tour was well worth the price of admission and I highly recommend it.

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Ask the Local People

Just when it seemed our trip to Germany couldn’t have been any better, a few days after our return , we received an email from our friend, Jens Delger: “Are you sitting down? Good.  This goes in your blog as … Continue reading

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