Germanna Descendants

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Location: Germanna, Virginia, United Statesmap
Surname/tag: Germanna
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This profile is part of the Germanna, Virginia One Place Study.

The goal of this project is to create genealogies and biographies for those families that settled the tract of land that became known as Germanna.

Project Leader: Laurie Kelley.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • To merge all duplicates into the final lowest profile ID number.
  • Final ID locked, marked as project protected (must be done by one of the Leaders), if the profile meets those requirements.
  • Germanna template included on the page.
  • All relevant categories are added.
  • Parents are correct and documented.
  • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography.
  • Children are linked if able.
  • Link Profile to Global Family Reunion
  • Create a Cemetery Category, if known
  • Create City freepages and link profiles to city and region categories
  • Provide gravestone picture if possible

Germanna Families

There were two waves of settlers into Germanna, 1714 and 1717. Below are the names of the families:

1714 Colony from Siegerland:

1717 Colony from the Kraichgau and the Palatinate:

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

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where is 2nd colony map?
posted by Sandra (Griffin) Vines
The land grants to second colony heads of families (and other grants that are contiguous with them) are shown on pp. 28-29 of The Germanna Record, number 18 (2008). This remains in print, and is for sale at the Germanna Visitors Center, or by mail from the Germanna Foundation. The map is under copyright and I won't post it here, but the general area is from about four miles south (and west) of present Madison, VA to about eight miles north (and east) of it. Hebron Lutheran Church (founded 1717, in the present sanctuary since 1740, and still quite active) is centrally located.
posted by Richard Hulan
Johannes HUFFMAN under 1714 Colony is Huffman-94
posted by Robin White
ps - I had edited the template to include Colony to double check whether the category already existed or not. It doesn't.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Laurie! I've been meaning to do some research on the wanted category of Germanna, Virginia & just now did so. I thought that perhaps Germanna, Virginia Colony would be a better choice, since your OPS is focusing on the families who settled the area in the 1700s. BUT. Since you intend to include descendants and you wanted just one category, Germanna, Virginia is better. You could also go with two categories, one pre-USA (Germanna, Virginia Colony) and one post-USA (Germanna, Virginia).

Let me know your thoughts. If just Germanna, Virginia, I can go ahead and create that category for you. If both or Germanna, Virginia Colony, I can check with my Southern Colony/Virginia contact (one of the US Southern Colonies project leaders - Paula J) & set that up too.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
What is the template for Germanna?
posted by Tracy Lawrence
Hi Laurie,

I've added your project to a better category so people can find you. Sounds like it would fit well in our One Place Studies Project. Thanks for starting it!

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann