Carl Joseph Diefenbach is my wife’s paternal great-grandfather. While I do know who Carl’s parents are, he’s the ancestor I know the most about in the Diefenbach line. This is a summary of what I know and can document, but should not be taken as a definitive compilation.
The home of my genealogy research. It's all about sharing the story and the work. If you're related to Johann Karl Müller, Matthew Kreisle, Carl Louis Diefenbach, George Walter Singleback, or other people in my family tree, this is one place to learn what I know about them.
I got an early Christmas gift from the Ancestry DNA lab last week. My test results came back much earlier than I expected them. I sent the test in on November 28 and had results on December 21.
I’m not sure why I’ve pulled back from the blog so drastically lately, but I have. Don’t take it personally. It’s not you, it’s me. I get this way around the holidays. Sit with me while I ramble a bit about the last few weeks.
One of the most frustrating parts of any genealogical project is the inevitable brick walls researchers run into. Records disappear in a fire or other disaster. Names change through marriage, immigration, or misspellings. Sometimes people just disappear off the face of the earth. Place names change when towns are consolidated or die. Genealogists deal with them all the time. Google shows over half a million articles about breaking through brick walls.
It’s often said that answering one question in your family history will create two more.