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Monthly Archive for September, 2013

The fun part about the genealogy search is that you never know when something interesting is going to ‘pop up’ regarding your family search. Just when I thought I was at the end of my research, another promising contact appeared by accident!
Johannes Frohlich, otherwise known in the U.S. as John Fraley, was my great-grandfather. [...]

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Excursions in Alsace

At age eighteen, everything is a new experience. It is a wonderful time in life when most young people have only new experiences to enjoy. It is even MORE wonderful if those experiences are not taken for granted. I have to admit that everything about my trip to Alsace was a new experience for me, [...]

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Arriving in Illzach

Michele’s family lived in Illzach, which I could be be described as a suburb of Mulhouse. Their home was a formidable square building of three stories, the largest and most impressive house on the the block.  Michele’s grandmother lived on the first floor; her parents, Michele, and her younger brother lived on the two top [...]

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Return to Alsace

September 1st, 2013, finds me on a train, heading northeast out of Paris towards Metz. I will change trains in Metz, with my final destination targeted: Saverne. Saverne is a small city, located about forty-five minutes from Strasbourg, part of the Haut-Rhin. Just outside of Saverne is the small village of Monswiller where I will [...]

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