The house I stayed in at the painting workshop in Tuscany
Italy drew me away, but now things are drawing me back:
- I've heard from someone from the German Genealogy Group who shares some surnames with me
- I'm in contact with someone who Ancestry says has a high probability of being a DNA-related cousin
- MyHeritage, which I rarely visit any more, sent a notice that they had connections for me, and boy, did they --
Anyway, my great-grandmother, Annie Schwietering Ortmann, is her great-aunt, I think. I am hoping against all hope that she might have a picture of Annie and/or (be still my heart) Annie and Joseph, my great-grandparents. That would be the Holy Grail to me -- I long so much to see what they looked like. I've messaged her and am dying to hear back from her soon.
So, I'll be back on a regular basis now, I'm sure. Christmas is busy, but not so busy that I can't saddle up and ride off into the Halls of the Past again. How is everyone else doing?