New genealogy links!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010 23:11

After receiving a couple of requests for leads on Krabbenhoft genealogy information, I added some of the links that I have used to put this family tree together. I'll keep adding more as I find new information. For now, you can see the listing here:

I also ran across a very helpful site that I hadn't found before - I have checked my tree with the information I found there, and so far, it matches up pretty well. I would highly recommend taking a look if you're stuck.


Thursday, 07 January 2010 17:26

So, the family deals site that I mentioned below has been up and running for about 7 months now. If you're from the Austin, TX area and have kids, you'll definitely be interested - It has been a mixed bag of results so far - mostly because we haven't done much to advertise the site's existence. Twitter and periodic postings on Craigslist have helped some, but we haven't reached numbers of any significance yet. It's free marketing, so I guess we're getting what we paid for.

Find out more about kids eat free meal deals in Austin »

Family Crest?? UPDATED

Wednesday, 06 January 2010 21:40

coat_of_arms_of_schleswig-hUPDATED - After doing some additional research on Schleswig-Holstein, I'm just going to post the current coat of arms for the region. It makes the most sense, but in the future, I might put together a small history of the various coats of arms used over time.

So, my wife and I took the kids down to Wurstfest in New Braunfels back in November. We had a great time. I got my fill of sausage, but the beer gets more and more outrageously expensive every year ($6 per cup for the good stuff).

Any way, across from Landa Park is the activity center where a lot of vendors are set up selling their wares. Right in front of the door was a vendor selling family crests and other genealogical information on German families. For grins, I look in his book of names with information readily available. Krabbenhoft was listed, but I didn't feel like shelling out the cash.

So, now a couple months later, I'm starting to wonder if we have a family crest. I come from a long line of farmers, so I highly doubt it. But then, our crest could simply be the Schleiswig-Holstein crest. Hmm.

Drop me a line if you know for sure.

So what's been dominating all my time??

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 19:16

Earlier this year, my business partner sent me a Word document full of "kids eat free" offers for the Austin area. He'd been keeping it on his computer, updating it every now and again, and then emailing it to friends and family when he made changes. I took one look at that and had an idea.

I took his word document and was off to the races. I turned it into a web site with searchable listings, including participating locations, and Google maps. Over the last couple of months, I've been using this new site as a way to experiment with new marketing techniques, advertising revenues, and web technologies. I created a simplified, alternate mobile version of the site, created an iPhone icon, set up a twitter account, and on and on.

It's definitely been a learning experience. I'll probably post a follow-up to this on my company blog.

Done with genealogy for now

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 19:14
I'm pretty much done with the Krabbenhoft genealogy for now. There's still a lot to be done, but I need to focus on some other projects for the time being. So, if anyone has any additional information that they'd like to add, please drop me a line and I'll add it as I have time.
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