The Riehle.net site has always been about connecting with Riehle family history and we hope to continue that with a greater focus on individual Family Segments, their ancestry back in Europe, and their descendants in America. By “Riehle Family Segment” we refer to a family of descendants from a given Riehle “Immigrant Ancestor” that came from Europe and/or settled in a particular community. It is difficult to identify every individual with Riehle ancestry who came to America, but we attempt to identify anyone who carried the Riehle surname and had children and grandchildren whom we have been able to identify. Subsequent generations of Riehle descendants (i.e., you, our readers) can thus use our site to do research, connecting their ancestry back to the Immigrant Ancestor for whom we can hope to provide some level of connection further back in Germany.
To do this we look for questions, comments and contributions from our guests. Virtually every page on the site has an area in which you can discuss your family background, compare your understanding with the material provided, augment our content with additional information and ask questions of us and the other Riehle guests.
We are also seeking the participation of the more serious genealogy hobbyists with an interest in the family. We are looking for such individuals to participate with some or all of the following:
- Host blog pages focused on their Immigrant Ancestor and the associated Family Sagment.
- Maintain Ancestry.com based, publicly available family trees for their Family Segment, to be recognized and referenced by Riehle.net.
- Publish articles on individuals, places and/or events in the history of their Family Segment.
From such participants we look for reasonably good writing and editing skills, a commitment to maintain an ongoing focus on your family’s story and an interest in obtaining and publishing material from other members of your Riehle Family Segment.
Please reply below regarding any interest you may have in participating, or forward a link for this page to family members who might be qualified and interested in participating.