Lixville Records

The latest addition to our Research Library is the church record book of the Lutheran congregation in a little community known as Lixville, Missouri.  This community is located in Bollinger County, not far from the town of Friedheim.  Back in August of 2016, we posted a blog about the records from the Friedheim church titled, … More Lixville Records

2016 Conference

The 4th biennial immigration history conference is now a piece of our history.  It was a wonderful three days of reunions with research patrons, a celebration of art and music, as well as an opportunity for our Historical Society to bring the leadership of the LCMS to the Altenburg region.  The Lutheran Heritage Center team … More 2016 Conference

With a Grateful Heart

As director, I try to consistently express my thankfulness for all of the people and efforts required to keep this incredible site moving forward.  However, sometimes I’m so busy being “present” in the moment that I forget to reflect on the gifts that are showered upon us on a typical day at the Lutheran Heritage … More With a Grateful Heart

Cloud of Witnesses

If you were like the congregation here at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, you may have heard a sermon on today’s Epistle reading from Hebrews 12.  Here is verse 1 of that chapter: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which … More Cloud of Witnesses

Friedheim Records

Our research library has copies of church records from many local Lutheran churches which are often used by our visitors to study their family histories.  We are excited that we will soon also have the church records of Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, Missouri, about twenty miles away from Altenburg. The majority of the work … More Friedheim Records

Conference Time is Upon Us!

We are eagerly approaching our fourth biennial Immigration History Conference.  What a wonderful Reformation trip to visit us in East Perry County, Missouri October 27-29.  We still have room available for your participation.  Come and join us!  The $250. conference fee covers a wonderful chartered bus fieldtrip, great home cooked meals, world-class historic and genealogical presentations, research … More Conference Time is Upon Us!