Tag: Germany

My Geographical Ancestry

My Geographical Ancestry A Christmas or two ago, while I was living in Virginia, I gifted myself the AncestryDNA kit. I sent it back out the day it arrived, spit bubbles and all, and patiently awaited my email telling me the secrets of my geographical ancestry, and–even more interesting to me–the geographical regions from which […]

Thanksgiving Around the World

Thanksgiving Around the World Growing up in the United States, you may have learned that Thanksgiving is an entirely American tradition celebrating the 1621 feast between the Wampanoag Indian tribe and the pilgrims who came to the “new world” on the Mayflower. America’s first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth, Massachusetts, but it didn’t become the […]