Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Finding Balthazar

If it weren't for Judy Krieger, Ed and I would have stayed home today and worked on the house. However, she encouraged us to come up to Salt Lake City and spend some time at the Family History Library where she is serving a mission. We also had the added thrill of eating lunch in the cafeteria at the church office building!

We were so excited to find Ed's great grandfather's birth record in the town of Odernheim, Hesse, Germany. We have been looking for him for years, but were only able to make the connection after Ed had his DNA sample taken at Ancestry, and he connected with a fourth cousin who had more information!

I couldn't believe Ed was able to find this record. If you enlarge the file, you see that number 9 at the bottom of the page is Balthazar Haring, born 3 March 1830 to Gabriel Haring and Anna Maria Mueller! You had to really know what you were looking for!

In addition, I took my first morning hike with Coda this morning. I'm no longer able to get my step count just working around the house!

In the evening we worked on the garage, putting up shelves and making a workbench for Ed. Happily, we can now park three cars in it now!

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