Aton (Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri)
William T. Dorrance (Connecticut to Missouri)
Lautzenheiser (in all its spellings)
McCormick/McCormack (Indiana, Texas, Missouri)
Lambert Michael and Family (Holland to Illinois via NYC)
Mary Murphy (County Cork to Missouri, via New Orleans?)
Pait (Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee)
Strickler (Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana)
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
United States, Ireland, England, Wales, the Netherlands
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Beginning Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I have been interested since I heard family stories as a child; I started serious research when I found the computer program which fit my personal needs in entering the genealogical data.
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"I am the Donna Hassan who Joel Pate and the Pate List server were discussing here and I must warn you that the Moses Ashbury Pate you are talking about and Moses S Pate are two different people. Those of us familiar with these families suspect…"
I have located some regular army records which may be those of my Great Grandfather. The records come from Ancestry.com: "U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798–1914." This individual (if it is indeed one person) first enlisted in 1829 and apparently took his final discharge in 1850. The records are reasonably consistent in physical description and the ages are also reasonably consistent, but I have no means of being sure that these 4 entries apply to the same person. The entries do show the…See More
"Sue, I agree that it is sad that people do not post. There are several reasons I think-
1) Don't know how to ask a question.
2) Ask a question in such a way it is hard to answer.
3) Simply want to learn but don't want to contribute for any…"
Your explanation was very helpful/useful - certainly not too long! I never knew about the separation between 1811 and the use of the two different words. Thank you! (And thanks to Sue to asking! We all learn something new all the time even if…"
"The literally translation for marriage is "huwelijk". The word "trouw" means faith, literally, "trouwen" is to marry. But in genealogy we use it to separate the marriages before the introduction of Civil Registry by…"
"Thank you both. I'll have to see if there is a time difference here. If not, the problem may be customs in different towns. At least the difference between noun and verb helps me in the way I will mark these compiled lists. So thank you again…"
Is there another place here in this group where we discuss translation? I have a dim memory of this but can't find it. Moderator: Feel free to move this somewhere else it it would be more appropriate.In researching old Dutch records on the Dutch sites, I come across records listed under the word "trouwen" and other records listed under the word "huwelijk;" both of these words are translated as Marriage. I have a suspicion that "trouwen" might truly be "betrothal" but have no verification of…See More
I didn't know we had Dutch ancestry as well as "neighborliness" in common. But we won't become cousins (the common GenTrek joke) unless we find some far-reaching U. S. connection (which is always…"
I have been following a small group of Protestants in the Eindhoven area of Noord Brabant for the years from 1700 through 1850, attempting to get accounts of my ancestors from that area. I am using a site called "Regionaal Historisch Centrum Eindhoeven" (which is MUCH easier for me to follow, now that I've found their English interface). Currently I'm exploring the 216 names listed in the baptismal records from all the cities and towns in this area and have only reached the year 1712. I know…See More
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Just a note to tell you that I grew up in DeSoto, Mo., and graduated high school there. I'm responding to a note I read in one of your comments about your grandfather, I think, anyway, I thought that was interesting to see DeSoto mentioned. :)
From the New Netherland settlement to the post-war mass emigration to Canada and Australia, for more than 400 years Dutch emigrants have tried to find a better life in the New World. Reasons to emigrate were divers - fleeing the law (or the in-laws), searching for religious freedom, adventure, but above all looking for prosperity.
* Genlias, the national database of genealogy records maintained by the Dutch archives (read my Genlias article for more information).
* Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum, the provincial database of genealogy records maintained by the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum.
* Internet resources Noord-Brabant, an index to the many available online resources for Noord-Brabant.
Noord-Brabant has always been a predominantly Roman-Catholic province. This means the emigration pattern differs from the reformed regions. In the nineteenth century, people from the east of the province emigrated to the United States. They settled in places like Little Chute, WI.