Tagged: Reading

Warren and Louise (Ganiere) Heinly 1899 2

One Good Photo: The Heinly Family

Photographs are so important to genealogists. They give us a window into the world of the past—something that names and dates just can’t do. Often, we pull out a photograph of long ago and...

Nine Tailors 1774 0

The Book, Part 3

Below is a continuation of the story of the Lutheran pietist book, Wahren Christentum (True Christianity) written by Johann Arndt, which was willed to John Hagenbuch (b. 1763) by his father, Andreas Hagenbuch (b. 1715)....

William S. Hagenbuch, Lucy Ann (Knepper) Hagenbuch, 1865 0

William S. Hagenbuch Family: Part 2

This article was written by guest author William L. Mangold, the great great grandson of William S. Hagenbuch. Last year, my wife Kathleen gave me a DNA kit for my birthday. The results provided...

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Andreas Hagenbuch in Court

Piecing together family history is rarely a simple task. The further one goes back through time, the less there is to work from. Memories fade, photographs are lost, and documents are destroyed. Precious little...