Genealogische Verkenningen

Je bent pas echt dood als niemand meer aan je denkt.

The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do.

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De mooiste vrouw ooit

main imageDit Goddelijke wezeni is Naatje Natans. Mijn over overgrootmoeder. Ik ben jaren bezig geweest om gegevens van haar en haar ouders te pakken te krijgen. Deze foto vond ik in het stadsarchief van Amsterdam, een foto zo oud en van die kwaliteit is een zeldzaamheid. Dat kom je maar een keer in je leven tegen.

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Fred Smith Family
Fred Smith

Fred Smith

Born 1862

Married Ellie Capon Had 5 children: Susan, John, Steve, Frank, Lilly

Dan Jones Family
Dan Jones

Dan Jones

Immigrated from Ireland

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Peter Ryan Family
Peter Ryan

Peter Ryan

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Roy Robbins Family
Roy Robbins

Roy Robbins

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Herman John Franklinbottom image

Herman John Franklin is the father of Robert 'Bobby' Franklin. Bobby was adopted by his mother's new husband when he was approximately six years old.

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Fred is the grandfather of Robert 'Bobby' Franklin. His parents were Reuben E. Valley and Sarah Ann Trucker.

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