“Who do you think you are?” is a television program with the premise that a professional historian maps the ancestry for a famous American who then visits spaces that were significant to their family history to try and find out more. While watching this program, what moved me the most was that you could feel … Continue reading Stavenhagen



The second week of our trip to Germany was dedicated to visiting the Mecklenburg region of northern Germany to try and find out more about the Steffenhagens. To be honest, I had absolutely no interest in going. Traveling and keeping up with my work the previous week has been grueling. During times that everyone else … Continue reading Mecklenburg