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Getting Children or Grandchildren Interested in Genealogy

When we are passionate about genealogy, it's only natural to want to pass that interest on to our children and grandchildren. I've encouraged my grandchildren and exposeed them to genealogy in fun ways that might interest other genealogists. Every summer my two oldest grandchildren spend a week with us and during that time here are some of the activities we've done with them.



I made… Continue

Added by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on July 13, 2009 at 6:46am — 5 Comments

Understanding Patronymics

The Dutch were much slower than the English in adopting surnames as we know them. Patronymics in New Netherland (present day New York) ended theoretically under English rule in 1687 with the advent of surnames, but not everyone followed the new guidelines.



The most common Dutch naming custom was that of patronymics, or identification of an individual based on the father's name. For example Jan Albertszen (who later took the surname Bradt) is given the patronymic of Albertszen, after… Continue

Added by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on July 8, 2009 at 4:26pm — 3 Comments

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