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]

Trustee Jörg Becker, 1955-2016

The Germanna Foundation announces with regret the death of trustee Jörg Becker of Siegen-Eisern, Germany on 25 July following a courageous battle with cancer. Hundreds of Germanna members knew Jörg … [Read More]

Thanks Virginia Commonwealth University

We treated Dr. Bernard Means and his VCU archaeology field school students to a pizza party picnic at the Fort Germanna/Enchanted Castle excavation site on Thursday, July 28th - the final day of VCU's … [Read More]

I Dig Germanna Archaeology Workshop

Craig Wolford (center right) and Gil Kenner (center left) received their certificates of completion, trowels, and "I Dig Germanna" T-shirts for successfully completing our first I Dig Germanna … [Read More]