Tagged: Andrew Hagenbuch

Mark and Andrew Hagenbuch, 2002, Detail 4

Eight Years On

I felt somewhat dismayed as I sat down to write this year’s retrospective of Hagenbuch.org. In the previous 12 months, only 300 names have been added to Beechroots, our database of family records. Last...

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Russell Hagenbuch’s Michiganers

Once again, an obituary triggers research into a Hagenbuch clan that has long been known but not updated. Russell Hagenbuch died in April of 2022. When Andrew sent me the information from Russell’s obituary,...

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Seven Years On

Just the other week, my father and I were talking about how we started Hagenbuch.org in 2014. He was working on his article the seven year itch, and we were tallying a number of...

Andrew and Mark Hagenbuch, 1988 Detail 2

Six Years On

In the late 1970s, historian James Burke hosted a documentary television program called Connections. In each episode, he traced the history of a modern scientific marvel from its humble beginning to fruition. For instance,...

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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...

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Five Years On

Earlier this year, I was telling someone about a few of the articles that had been published on Hagenbuch.org. Their response: How much can you write about one family? Well, according to our most...

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A Deitschy Day in PA

The deepest roots of our Hagenbuch family tree stretch into Switzerland and Germany. However, for those Hagenbuchs living in the United States, it is an oversimplification to refer to ourselves only as Swiss-German. After...