Tagged: Beechroots

Mark and Andrew Hagenbuch, 2002, Detail 2

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...

John G. and Shirley (Wolfe) Zisch Gravestone Detail 0

Alphabet Soup: Abreu to Zisch

If you have been reading the articles that Andrew and I have written over the past eight years, you know that I often reference my “paper records”, as I call them. I wrote about...

Mark and Andrew Toasting 5

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,...

Hagenbuch Crest Patch Detail 0

Recent Ruminations

When Andrew and I started this site more than four years ago, I wondered if we would have enough information to write an article each week. Little did I realize that as more and...

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How Far We Have Come!

In September of last year I wrote about a box of letters which I found. These I had written beginning in 1978 to relatives when I first began seriously researching and recording our family...

Mark and Andrew Hagenbuch with Bacon Stone 0

Three Years On

Looking back, it is tough for me to believe that it has been three years since my father, Mark Hagenbuch, and I founded Hagenbuch.org. In that time, the site has grown to over 150...