Ok, y’all, I thought you might be interested in this….
I was looking for addresses for Muehlenweg (the lost branch in our family tree), and ran across about 10 in NM, FL, OK & MD. I’ll be making up a letter today at lunch, and sending it out to them; much like I did with the Mullenwegs a couple of years ago (which got me whole other parts of the tree!). Hopefully that will get us some more information! I also came up with about 15 or 20 email addresses, so I’ll be sending the letter there as well. I have to make sure to update the news at mullenweg.com as the letters/email will be directing them there. I have to think of something welcoming, that will make them feel right at home.
There were a lot more of the Muehlenwegs that I just got the name but no address. On of the things that I kept running across was those websites where you pay $9.95 and you get one day’s access to their address database – whatever happened to the good old days where you could pull anyone’s info off the net? – and I’m considering doing that later. I want to see how this works first.
I was going through old genealogical documents here yesterday looking for the letter that I sent to the Mullenwegs (which I didn’t find) and I ran accross a document that Eleanor Beebe sent me listing the Mullenwegs, Puls and Wichmanns buried in Washington cemetary. I scrolled through it, and saw something I missed before: a listing for records found at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston, TX. On a whim, I googled them, emailed them, and moved on to actual work. Well, they called me this morning and asked me a few questions; they said they’d be happy to look up the records for me – no charge!!!! Woo-hoo!! I hope they kept as good a set of records as the Lutheran churches did in Germany! Also, now that I know that they were lutheran, I can look for records in Navasota and Calvert, etc!
Sorry, I’m just excited!!!