A Few Thoughts on Borders

Good afternoon! Sometimes, we tend to classify genealogical research strictly by country. “Dutch Research.” “German Research.” “Swiss Research.” The reality, in the modern era and certainly in our ancestor’s past, can be far more nuanced. Our ancestors often had close cultural connections to their neighbors, in many cases, “borders” were not as hard as theyContinue reading “A Few Thoughts on Borders”

Beginner Tips for Dutch Research

Hey everyone! Just a few weeks ago I presented my talk “Tracing Your Dutch Roots” to the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research (www.dsgr.org). Of course, in these uncertain times, we met through Zoom, but there was a great turnout! For those of you new to researching your Dutch ancestry, here are three beginner tips toContinue reading “Beginner Tips for Dutch Research”