I've been addicted to building out my family tree. I think it satisfies the hunter/trapper in my DNA. There are 6500+ people currently in my extended tree (I feel that having siblings and cousins pegged helps avoid confusion), but here have only been able to upload direct ancestors. I've been plugging away at this on my own since about 2002, but only recently have had the opportunity and the time to put nearly every waking free hour into it. I'm becoming especially good at finding unnamed parents by casting about with estimated dates, places, naming conventions (see the old Dutch ways) and the like.
I also volunteer for Find-A-Grave, having taken thousands of photos over the last couple of years.
I received a link from a public health professional some time back, to a document which reviews a lot of the epidemics which swept New England from the 1600s on, and if I can find it I will post the link for you all.
On 9 Dec 2017 at 00:30 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
I was wondering if perhaps you would be interested to work on the Portal World-The Netherlands with Melissa and Bill and hopefully more members ? I was thinking maybe we can make it a sub Project of the Dutch Roots Project, where you all can add or work on more specific things related to the Netherlands you would like to see added there or work on.
If you are interested just add your name to the list and let me know, or you can of course contact Melissa or Bill directly.
Greets from the Netherlands,
On 23 Nov 2017 at 11:17 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
There's an important Dutch Roots Project G2G, please check it out, we would love to see and hear from you there !
The Dutch Roots Project Team :)
On 4 Sep 2017 at 11:30 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:
Did you know there's a new Source-a-Thon 2017 (first register here) organized for 30 September -2 October 2017 ? A huge event, to keep things organized we are going to work with teams again, since you're a member of our Project, perhaps you would like to join our Team Flying Dutchmen Team to help and source and improve Unsourced Netherlands profiles ?
We sure can use some help and you can win prizes, but the best thing of course is we are going to work on this together get as many as possible Unsourced profiles Sourced and improved and have a lot a fun ! :)
The Dutch Source-a-Thon Team
On 5 Aug 2017 at 21:36 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:
On 8 Jul 2017 at 19:13 GMT Jason Cottrell wrote:
On 26 Apr 2017 at 00:09 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:
You updated Lydia Pingree-5's death date. What is your source for the revised date? There is a source in the profile that shows the 1689 date. I'd like to add the source to my records. Thank you.
On 7 Apr 2017 at 16:14 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
It's spring so time for some cleaning, perhaps you would like to help ?
Greets from the Netherlands,
On 8 Mar 2017 at 02:34 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:
"There is a Robert Hardy who baptised a son Thomas Hardy at Bradford St Peter, West Riding of Yorkshire, England in 1600.  Since that church seems to have been the spiritual center of the folks who emigrated to the New World , wouldn't it make sense that Robert, rather than Thomas, is Thomas's father? .... And Bradford was the name of the town he supposedly settled in....what say you?"
On 1 Mar 2017 at 03:40 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:
Please add info to Howes-460.
On 3 Feb 2017 at 18:52 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
We have organized a WikiLove Dutch Roots Challenge (3-12 February 2017) so you're of course very welcome to help and join !
Greets from the Netherlands, Bea