- family history:
- die Familiengeschichte
- die Familienforschung
- Genealogy is a key that unlocks one’s heritage, and that will help put you and your family in touch with you roots.
- DID YOU KNOW THAT, about one in four Americans comes from German ancestry?
- DID YOUKNOW THAT, many of the mercenary troops from Hesse stayed after the Revolutionary War and helped to build America?
- DID YOU KNOW THAT, genealogy can help you answer brick-wall questions, such as: Why did your ancestors come to America? From which German-speaking land did they come? When did your ancestors come to America?
- Genealogy opens doors—the door to geography, the door to history, and the door to language.
- DID YOU KNOW THAT, one/third of the people living in Pennsylvania have ancestors from Germany?
- DID YOU KNOW THAT, Germans settled in many areas of Pennsylvania, such as Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Reading, Allentown, and Kutztown?
- DID YOU KNOW THAT, the first permanent DEUTSCH colony in America was settled by German Quakers and Mennonites in Germantown (today a part of Philadelphia), Pennsylvania on October 6, 1683?
- DID YOU KNOW THAT, a small group of Anabaptists (Mennonites) settled near the contemporary town of Strasburg, which became known as
Pennsylvania Dutch Country?
- DID YOU KNOW THAT, it was voted down in the state legislature in 1778 by ONE vote to make DEUTSCH the official language of Pennsylvania?
- Genealogy helps to preserve the customs and the traditions of your ancestors from the German-speaking lands of Europe.
- DID YOU KNOW THAT, genealogy makes you aware of German-Americana, which has impacted all aspects of your daily life?
- DID YOU KNOW THAT, there are many German people, places, and things for you to discover when you climb that family tree?
WHAT DOES YOUR NAME MEAN IN GERMAN?