Heritage Trips Projects

Item on a bucket list

How does it feel to walk around in the house where your great-grandfather lived before he emigrated to the United States? Rich Appeldoorn knows exactly how it feels: “Getting us access to the home/café was wonderful. It gave me a new perspective on how my ancestors lived in Holland.”Rich asked me for help with his […]

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An English king in Apeldoorn

In the center of the Netherlands lies the city of Apeldoorn. It has about 160,000 inhabitants and is well-known for its zoo with 35 different species of monkeys, called Apenheul. The city is also famous for one of the finest Dutch palaces: Het Loo. I recently visited the palace, the gardens and the park. Although […]

Heritage Trips Projects

Eileen’s heritage trip to Amsterdam

Let me start with a few lines of an email message that I received in August 2017. “I will be in Amsterdam from 24-28 September (2017) and had hoped to contact a local genealogist, well before now, to access further family records prior to my arrival. Given the time lines at this point I imagine […]