- I'd never done any German research and didn't want to tackle the German genealogy learning curve.
- I knew none of his family's folklore because I obviously didn't grow up in his family.
- The only German words I knew were guten tag (hello), auf wiedersehen (goodbye), danke schoen (thank you), gesundheit (bless you), and dummkopf (fool; idiot).
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I know, I know. You are probably thinking, "A reluctant genealogist?" Yes it's true. There were several reasons I was reluctant to research my husband's genealogy:
Several years before my father-in-law, George Kolbe, passed away I briefly questioned him about his roots. Unfortunately I didn't ask many detailed questions. That is really a shame because now that I am doing German research, I sure would like to be able to ask him those questions.
Posted by Michelle Kolbe