Category Archives: Germany

From Heppenheim to Hawaii – the life of Marianne Cope

Last week I heard from a Knapp cousin who recently discovered Knapp Notes while doing family history research. Barb Brown had an intriguing story to share with us. It’s an amazing story of how a young girl from Heppenheim sailed from Germany … Continue reading

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Holiday greetings from cousin Mike!

Today I received an email from cousin Mike Wise in Georgia who was nice enough to send me (and members of the Wise clan) a link to a YouTube video which highlights the inside of St. Peters Catholic Church in … Continue reading

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John Sebastian Trares: Photo from a St. Louis area cousin!

Thanks to the generosity of a St. Louis cousin, we now have a photograph of John Sebastian TRARES and his wife, Cordelia. That’s the best thing about the genealogy community – you meet wonderful people who are always willing to … Continue reading

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Peter J. Trares – 1st photo of a Trares ancestor!

I ran across a family tree on ancestry.com the other day that featured the first photo of a TRARES that I have run across during my research. I showed it to Mark and he saw the same thing I did … Continue reading

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The bridge from Germany to the U.S.

One of the sites that was made known to me through a Google search is called The Birkenhördt Project. It is a non-commercial site devoted to documenting all genealogical relationships in the Southern Palatinate and the French district of Bas-Rhin. … Continue reading

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