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Family Genealogy

Anything related to the genealogy of my grandkids. Surnames include: Broekman, Gast, ten Bruggencate, Seidler, Tiffany, Richstein, and many more

Latham in Amsterdam

Just found an interesting coincidence: My husband’s 7th great-granduncle married (as his second wife) Isabel Latham on 1 Feb 1699 in Amsterdam. (It was her second marriage also, she married at age 45 in 1687 with Jurriaen Sieuwertsz. Geersma). She is baptized in the English Church in Amsterdam on 19 …

Aafien Meijering

My great-great-grandmother Aafien Meijering (for whom my grandmother was named, and so for whom I am named) was born the day after Christmas in 1839. Her father was a carpenter, and her mother was a seamstress. She was the seventh child, five boys and one girl before her ( two …

Aunt Sophie

Sophia Lichtenstein (Dutch link) was born on 10 May 1904 in Jülich. She married her first husband Max Baum there on 1 Feb 1935.  For a while they lived in Linnich (Kirchstr. 12), but in 1938 they moved to Doenrade in the Netherlands. There they lived at Kerkstraat 74.  The house had …

The Doggersbank

In 1847 Johan and Thomas ten Bruggencate went from Holland to the US (see a previous post) on the fregat ‘Doggersbank.’ A few years ago, I had located the ship’s journal in the online catalogue Maritiem Digitaal, and found that it is located in the Amsterdam Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaart Museum), but …

Another storekeeper in Amsterdam

Family legend had it that great-grandfather Marinus J. Broekman (dutch link) had a fabric store. However, in the database of the Dutch Economic-Historical Archives I found the following in the catalog of the Special Collections, Documentation and pictures of trades C. Wood and Furniture. c. Mar. J. Broekman, furniture and rugs, …

Maps

Maps are a wonderful resource, they help you visualize the surroundings of your ancestors and their journeys. For the Netherlands there are …

Small towns

Almelo, the town my father’s family came from is still a small town, and certainly it was in the 18th and 19th …

Filling in the boxes

I decided to try to get an overview of where the lacunae in my grand-kids genealogy are. So I printed a 12 …