I was all ready to though.
I had print and electronic versions of what I believe to be the baptismal record for my great great grandfather, Michael Baecker. He was baptized in Annweiler, Germany and my recent travels got me within 30 minutes of the place.
I rehearsed in my head what I would do if I could stop for just 15 minutes at the Catholic Church there, the library, or the archives.
What is the cross for? I knows it means the records note his death, but when did he die? Where? How?
Should it match the time frame between when my great grandfather was born and when his wife remarried, it would have to be 1875-1877, so the time frame is narrow.
Where did he marry Barbara Fries and where were their children baptized?
15 minutes would have done it.
Now, I have a reason to return.