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Sarah Powers Webb

Educator * Writer * Researcher   

Encouraging curiosity in students of all ages! 

If we don't tell our stories, who will?

I have been conducting my own personal family history research for about 10 years now, and the more I uncover, the more I want to know and share! So much so, that I have become interested in other family history stories as well as my own.

From this interest I started a blog with the Frederick News Post in Maryland "I heart John Trout." Click on the links below to check out these stories! Enjoy!

i heart John Trout

Frederick News Post

The intent of the blog is to take the reader through my journey of researching this colorful character while telling his story and his life in Frederick County. John Trout was a Union veteran of the Civil War. In his later years he was an object of media fascination through his efforts to find a wife by using the local papers. He seemed to start quite a trend! Tragedy ensued in the end. Follow along and see what I uncover!

John Frederick Amelung

New Bremen Glass Manufactory

The New Bremen Glass Manufactory was one of the earliest glass-making factories in the country. Read about a brief tour I took with local genealogist, Bob Fout, of some important sites to the this Glass Manufactory in Frederick County, Maryland. Includes end notes and bibliography.

My husband and his siblings never learned much about their father's WWII and Korean War Service. The National Archives records had also burned, so the records I received were partial. Click on the left to learn how I deconstructed images from a picture along with other clues to determine Oliver James Webb's military record.

"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."

Rudyard Kipling