Whenever I discover a new person/family in my research, especially when I'm looking at the European ancestors, I always do a Google search of where they lived. Even though Germany has undergone a lot of political and leadership changes over the past three hundred years or so, the names of individual towns seem to have stayed fairly consistent down through the generations, which makes finding ancestral records and villages fairly easy. Anyway, I started looking at some of these photos of Lauterecken on Panoramio and fell in love (Photo1 Photo2 Photo3). This town is going on my list of places to visit when I someday go back to Germany.
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