Category: History

People at Party 4

2020: What Will Be Remembered?

As genealogists we always have the word “legacy” in the back of our minds. What will the legacy of our family be? What has it been in the past? What will be remembered about...

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Handmade Christmas Cards

For the last decade, my wife Sara and I have made it part of our holiday traditions to handmake some of our own Christmas cards. The first year or two, I found the process...

Trundle Bed Detail 1

The Bedding Connection

Several weeks ago, we visited friends of ours in Virginia. We stayed two nights. If you are like Linda and me, you never sleep well in a strange bed. In fact, Linda and I...

Port of Philadelphia mid-1700s 1

Meet the “Charming” Captain

A ship at sea is its own world. To be the captain of a ship is to be the unquestioned ruler of that world and requires all of the leadership skills of a prince...

Salome Hagenbuch, Howard Frey, 1917 0

Article Updates and Corrections

With some regularity, my father, Mark Hagenbuch, and I stumble upon new information or other corrections to our articles. Sometimes these are substantial enough to warrant writing an entirely new piece. However, more often...