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History

Porsche Museum Marks Milestones

50 Years of the 917 and the 914 and 10 Years of the Porsche Museum Courtesy Porsche Museum Three jubilees, one big birthday and a dynamic “Heritage Experience”—2019 marked several high points for the Porsche Museum. With a commitment to making company hist... Read More...

Nuremberg

A wonderland of medieval and modern sites to see in Nuremberg By Phyllis Meras One of my favorite childhood books was The Toys of Nuremberg. It was written in verse by an American, Lillian Baker Sturges, in 1913. In it, Jumping Jacks and ducks on wheels, H... Read More...

Dreißig Jahre Fall der Berliner Mauer

Von Peter Pabisch Dreißig Jahre sind vergangen seit dem Fall der Berliner Mauer; bekanntlich ereignete sich dieses historische Datum am 9. November 1989 und folgte dem Ende des Eisernen Vorhangs in den Monaten davor. Das bedeutete auch das Ende des Kalten K... Read More...

German and American Genealogical Differences

By James M. Beidler Just as “time and place” are a set of cross-hairs that determine what records exist for a particular era and locality during the life of a particular ancestor, there are a fair number of contrasts between German and American genealogists... Read More...

Old World Wisconsin: Time Travelers Wanted

Slip back into the 19th century when many Germans migrated to the U.S. By Don Heimburger Photographs Courtesy Don Heimburger There’s a place in Wisconsin where German history in America comes alive in a dramatic and eye-opening way. Three German immigr... Read More...