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A healing miracle

From the moment I began to explore the history of her family, my grandmother Martha Jansen née Snoeren invariably said every time I discussed a namesake with her, “Oh, but that’s not a member of our family.” She would say the same over and over again, even though I was able to show her quite […]

Methodology

Ancestors in ‘cijnsregisters’

Yesterday I was talking with some members of the historical society in Loon op Zand, a small village in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. The five of us come together on a frequent basis to talk about our research, to look for new topics for articles or just to discuss interesting developments in the historical […]