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]