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    If your background includes any of our featured surnames, please feel free to check out these links at your leisure.

    Each surname has its own history page with as many of the family details as we know. Links to relevant documents are included. Explore, enjoy...and if you have any questions at all, please drop us a line.

    Latest updates: New photos from Petersen relatives were added on June 28, 2015. New Laurent and Lorentz information has been added August 8, 2014 to the All Names table, with updates to our Müller page on July 16, 2014. New documents related to our Laurent/Lorentz line were uploaded on February 4, 2014. If you see any likely matches from your own family history or need to reach the webmaster, please click Contact above and drop us a note.

    As the great sage once said, "Everything is illuminated in the light of the past."

  • Catherine and Thomas Mikkelsen

  • Kientzle in Württemburg

    Follow the adventures of Martin Kientzle (born about 1540) and his progeny. More »

  • Vonderschmitt in Spachbrüchen

    Our earliest known Vonderschmitt was Thomas, born 1640, a stranger in a strange land. More »

  • Petersen in Denmark and Schleswig

    Lorentz Peter Petersen, born in 1825, brought our Danish ancestry to the New World. More »