Searching for heritage |

Martha Zeigler of the Salzburger Museum shows genealogy books to German journalist Margit Boeckh, seated. Boeckh, who visited the county recently, said she wanted to show “the real America” in her article. Her story will appear in 387,000 newspapers in Germany. She is from the city of Halle, where the original Effingham Salzburger pastor, John Boltzius, was from in the 1700s. (Savannah Now)

Margit Boeckh, a journalist from Halle, Germany, visited Effingham County recently to learn more about the Salzburger family. Pastor John Barichivich of Jerusalem Lutheran Church showed her the church, including a brick that has fingerprints that were pressed into the clay before firing. (Savannah Now)