I attribute my fascination with my ancestry to having been born and raised in the United States. Considering that almost the entire population traces its roots to another country, people are generally very interested in family history. This past summer, I started tracing my family history. I plan on eventually doing a longer post on my family history (including the results of my Mom and Dad’s DNA testing), but I found out that I’m related to a soldier that fought in the American Revolutionary War and that side of my family established themselves in present-day New England during the 1650’s! Furthermore, I’m living in the same state in Germany that my ancestors resided in over 500 years ago. Funny how everything ends up going full circle, right?