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Germanna, The First Colony (1714)

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Germanna was a German settlement in the Colony of Virginia, settled in two waves, first in 1714 and then in 1717.

There are always exciting things happening at Germanna.

Presently, DNA is playing a huge part in being able to trace one's ancestry and more and more people are discovering they have "Germanna" roots. Germanna descendants have been participating in FtDNA's Y DNA and mitochondrial DNA projects and now there is a growing interest in comparing autosomal DNA and a Germanna Project has been created on

The search for direct descendants is on!

The hope is that by grouping these ancestor profiles by the different waves will help ensure these profiles are as correct as can be.

The purpose of this Project is to give these descendants and family researchers a place to find their ancestor(s) in the very same group as they immigrated.

Our hope is that descendants will take ownership of these profiles and curators will find them worthy of being Master Profiles.

The First Colony (1714)

The 1714 Colony from the Siegerland, settled first at Fort Germanna then at Germantown in present day Fauquier County.

Names are listed with families and town of emigration from the Siegerland.


We know from Spotswood's records that he stated he settled 42 Germans at Germanna.





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