Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gates to the Past Genealogy, Jacob Strassburger, and me!

Hi all,

It's been a while, hasn't it?  Well, that's because Gates to the Past Genealogy and I have moved to a new location. After a lifetime of thinking that this would never happen, yours truly has taken a leap and became a first-time homeowner! And since Gates to the Past Genealogy and I live together, it's a new location for both of us.  As a result, I had to put genealogy on hold for a while until I set up the new household. Even though the address has changed, the contact info for Gates to the Past Genealogy hasn't changed--email is or

The good news is that I am now up and running with Gates to the Past Genealogy and I have happily returned to my passion of genealogy research. I even took an online course on the Chronological Considerations of German research, via the National Institute of Genealogical Research. I earned a B+ on the final! Not bad for someone who's been "out of practice".

What's also new is that I'm working on one ancestor who served in the US Civil War.  His name is Jacob Strassburger, who served in Company G, 14th Regiment from Illinois. He served between February and September of 1865.  Not sure exactly what he did during his service, but it appears that he deserted for two weeks in July of 1865, and then was returned to service until he mustered out in September. I have several cousins who are very interested in this ancestor, as his service may qualify us to become members of the Daughters of the Union of the Civil War lineage society. So, my task is to find all the records so we can submit the application.

Are there any Strassburgers out there? Love to hear from you.

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