The Story

For those interested in the thoughts that drove me to Genealogy, here are some of my early thoughts and impetus.

Luise Senger Zuhause circa 1940

Luise Senger Zuhause circa 1940

  • The Beginning

    September of my 50th year is when my life began to change.  During a period of 12 short months, my quiet, complacent world would be shaken to its roots. Business was going reasonably well, our son was ensconced in his masters degree program and our daughter was a senior in high school. I was on(…)

  • Coming to Grips

    As we were traversing the nightmare that was my 50-51st year, we had many opportunities for introspection and thought.  There were times when we were angry.  Times when we were fearful.  Times of doubt. And even, times of joy. I would be less than truthful if I said that we were not forced to re-examine(…)

  • Alone

    As I look at photos of my great grandparents, grandparents and parents, I see the faces of my past. Each looks at me across the span of time without movement or animation, yet each coveys a strong message of simultaneously being connected and disconnected in time, space, and place. I am certain that we each(…)

  • Hope in the Future

    As you most certainly know by now, my mother is German. She is a product of having grown up during the time of the Third Reich. My father, on the other hand, has always thought of himself, or so he says, as one of those conquering heroes who had the great good fortune of meeting(…)

  • Confluence of Past and Future

    I am at the nexus of an indefinite past and indeterminate future. My history will forever remain clouded, built of conjecture, legend, and images. The future is shrouded in hope, desire, and uncertainty. It is my sense of belonging, and relatedness that joins the two and forms a unity of design and purpose. As I(…)

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