Genealogy Success in Standenbuehl and Roland Geiger Does it Again

Thanks to genealogy research Roland Geiger, who is headquartered in the lovely town of St. Wendel, Saarland, Bill and Gini Packwood were able to break through one of their “Brick Walls” in genealogy and find the origin of their emigrant ancestor, Johann Merkel, of Standenbuehl and later, Stetten in Donnersbergkreis near Kirchheimbolanden, Germany. We also […]

The Rhein Valley of Germany in October

The vines are starting to turn red and yellow along the beautiful section of the Rhein between Bingen and St. Goar. We stopped to take in the views as we left Bacharach on our way to Heidelberg on October 4.

Postcard from Germany

Postcard from the Archives