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Jennifer Swart
Genealogist: Netherlands & Dutch migration
Genealogist: Netherlands & Dutch migration
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Problems with Ancestry.com's Ottawa County, Michigan, Death Index, 1867-1901. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9228. This database is derived from "Ottawa County Death Records" http://ottawa.migenweb.net/deaths/ottawa

The problem is... the mother's names are wrong! The Ancestry.com database is misstating the mother.  The information is incorrectly taken from the person on the line directly above.  

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One example is Jan A. Van Tongeren, died 5 Dec 1894 in Olive, Ottawa, Michigan.  Ancestry states his parents were P.G. Van Tongeren and Jentje.  However...

Ottawa County Death Records states his parents were P. G. Van Tongeren and Willemina. http://ottawa.migenweb.net/deaths/ottawa/vanlvanz.html

FamilySearch states his parents were P. G. Van Tongeren and Wellemina Van Tongeren. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3K7-FJC

FamilySearch also has a copy of the document so we check it for ourselves. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11597-106705-50.
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Piet Mondrian, born in Utrecht as Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, buried in Brooklyn, NY.

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Here's a puzzle I recently had the pleasure of working on :-) #genealogy  

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The New York Public Library is planning a major civic initiative aimed at turning historical maps and other geographic sources into a digital time-travel service for New York City.

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Next in our series of Frisian Landverhuizer posts is 1854.  Yes, we are posting them out of order :) 1854 was an interesting year.  A group of Mennonite emigrants from the town of Balk, Gaasterland (with surnames such as Smid, Symensma, Visser, and Oor) left Friesland and settled in Elkhart, Indiana.  This was also the year that Sake Hofstra emigrated.  His son, William Sake Hofstra, was the namesake of Hofstra University in New York.

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Handy transcribing tool. #genealogy  
Today marks the release of a new stable version of #Transcript. Version 2.5 is available for download now. Download link is available from the forum post linked below.

The main target of this release is improving stability and fixing mostly minor bugs. Besides that we now have support for multipage TIF images, the ability to drop files on top of Transcript and better translation support

http://forum.jacobboerema.nl/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=312

More information about Transcript can also be found on my website:
http://www.jacobboerema.nl/en/Freeware.htm

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We are excited to be working on a new series of pages - Friesland Landverhuizers 1848-1877!  We're adding and connecting wiki pages for the people that appear as emigrants from Friesland for each of these years.  The first in our series of posts is 1848: http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Friesland_Landverhuizers_1848.

For all of our research (which is restricted to non-living people), we create wiki pages that can be accessed and added to by others.  That means YOU can add details to these pages such as photos, dates/places, family stories, etc. Come join us as we document the emigrants from Friesland and discover where they migrated to.

Want to know what each column heading means?  Head over to http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Emigrants_from_Friesland for a table of translations.

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