Showing posts from October, 2013

Here we go again --

Hello everyone -- it's been a while since I last posted, right before my knee replacement surgery.  I've been coming along fine, but recovery (along with my participation in Open Studios a couple of weeks ago) has taken quite a bit of my attention, and it's only now that I can begin to go back to much more interesting things, like genealogy.   I'm going to try to make it up to everyone by posting something every day of November, as part of BlogHer's "NaBloPoMo" challenge.  They're offering prizes!  How can I not try for an iPod Mini?  Let's see, where did we leave off?   Interesting Bremerhaven view, from amdolu  on flickr The Ortmann clan in Erkeln, Germany, is beginning to fill in, with the descendants of Stephan Hermann Ortmann, the brother of EDC's great-grandfather, Joseph Ortmann.  I won't go into details about them, in order to protect their privacy, but we do have quite a few relatives in that little town!  I'm hoping