to our family history site. Why
Appalachian Trails? In researching our North American family odyssey,
I realized that nearly everyone was born within and most remained
within the Appalachian Mountains, from Maine to Tennessee and
to family records, our ancestors were primarily English, Welsh and German,
but include Native American and French ancestors as well. And we have
been in North America a long time aside from our Native American
ancestors, nearly every member of the family arrived during the 17th
and 18th centuries. With my children, the family tree doubles again
and reaches back into central Europe, as their dad was German and a
first generation member of his family in the United States.
can search this site by last name
or explore the five most recent generations,
which include photographs and brief biographies. Altogether, these five
generations cover more than 150 years. Earlier generations are outlined
in the surname section, which will be updated as frequently as possible.
(Please check the site index for individual
surnames.) If you have information to share on earlier generations,
I would be happy to include it or link to your site.
Station is a humorous look back at life in the nation's capitol
during World War II. It was compiled during the 1940s by my mother,
who wanted to capture her memories of daily life during the war years.
She arrived in Washington during 1939 as one of thousands of government
workers, and left in 1946 as a war bride, a parent and a witness to
of the family information contained in this site was researched and
gathered originally by my mother, Marguerite Howard German, by her aunt,
Dora Davis Allen, by my father's mother, Maude Thomas German, and his
uncle, David L. German, Jr. They are no longer with us but have left
behind a rich legacy to guide our steps back in time.
come on in and meet my family
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