The Wives of Jacob Holtzclaw

By Barbara Price In all my years of research into my Holtzclaw family, I’ve always wondered about the second wife of Jacob Holtzclaw, the 1714 immigrant. What do we know about his wives and how do … [Read More]

Germanna Gives Thanks

Thanksgiving marks off the year for every American the beginning of a "holiday season" of memory, anticipation, and joy - but above all, it begins with thanks. In my time as a member of the board … [Read More]

Germanna mentioned in 1789 newspaper

We found a newspaper clipping from the September 3, 1789 issue of the Pennsylvania Packet that surprised us with such a late reference (1789) to Germanna as a location. We’re looking for more … [Read More]

Photos from Living History Encampment

You can see photos of the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe 300th anniversary living history encampment at Germanna on our NEW photo gallery site (also found under Resources on the menu). For more … [Read More]

Willie Martin, 1928-2016

Willie Martin, past president of the Germanna Foundation, passed away on August 23rd. A direct descendant of John Joseph Martin through his maternal Clarke family of Stevensburg in Culpeper County, … [Read More]

Jump into our gene pool!

August is a great time to jump into our gene pool! FamilyTreeDNA is running a sale on their Family Finder test kit for $69.00 (regularly $99.00) "All of our DNA tests are designed to deliver superior … [Read More]