52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Back to School

The Winedale School, taken sometime between 1907 and 1914 Research of the Winedale School building, presently located at the Winedale Historical Complex in Round Top, Texas, brings us back to three of the original pioneer families who settled in the Winedale community. They are the John Burkhardt family, brothers Heinrich and Martin Mayer, and the …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Strong Women

Strong Women In The History of Early Pioneer Families of Winedale, vol II, Grandpa Henry writes: “When (our foremothers) came to America, they had very little food, clothing, and shelter. They built log houses for shelter and open fires for warmth in winter…. they had back-breaking household chores and many worked along with their husbands raising …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Nearly Forgotten

Nearly Forgotten If you have ever visited the cemetery and walked around the historic Witte section, you may have noticed three small graves in the Naegeli area which at first glance appear unmarked. But if you get down and look carefully, you will find the initials “MN” carved into the stone outlining the grave closest …

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Why Genealogy is Important

The following is from Amy Johnson Crow. She's the genealogist who has inspired me to begin researching our family. Check her out at http://www.amyjohnsoncrow.com "I probably don't have to convince you of the importance of genealogy and family history. But I'd like to share my reasons for why I think it is.Genealogy is an incredible …

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