I never knew about my Transylvanian Saxon ancestry until I did genealogy research. My paternal grandfather was the youngest of 10 children, born in America, to Transylvanian Saxon parents who came to America in 1900. My grandfather spoke German and English, but never spoke much about his family’s origins. The only thing he said wasContinue reading “DNA-THE STORY OF DISCOVERY”

My first arrival in Meschendorf (Transylvania, Romania)

When I was young, I always dreamt of being able to step back in time, to discover a world that I thought was lost. I wished to find the secret portal portrayed in so many stories and myths that would be able to transport me into a different era of time. My grandfather would alwaysContinue reading “My first arrival in Meschendorf (Transylvania, Romania)”