Advent Wreaths

About the Advent Wreath The Advent wreath originated among German Lutherans in the sixteenth century. However, it was not until three centuries later that the modern Advent wreath took shape, thanks to German protestant pastor Johann Hinrich Wichern (1808-1881). Along with Wichern’s wreath came the tradition of lighting candles during the Advent worship services.  The… Continue reading Advent Wreaths

The First Raglands in America

The Ragland Family Tree My maiden name is Ragland. I'm a descendant of soldiers who fought in this war, primarily from Virginia through the several family tree branches.. In the days ahead, I'll share with you stories I've uncovered about my family and perhaps they'll overlap with yours. This is what his-story is--stories. The First… Continue reading The First Raglands in America