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Joan's Ancestral World · 1d ago

Ancestor Score 2018: 80% in the 10th generation & other statistics

Inspired by the “Ancestor Score” of other blogs (for example: Opening Doors in Brick Walls), I calculated and posted my first Ancestor Score in February 2016. Shortly after posting it, I had...
Joan's Ancestral World · 1W ago

This Verhagen family travelled from Dirksland to Argentina

Elisabeth van der Sluis travelled with the steamship "Zaandam" from Rotterdam to Argentina, arriving there on 10 May 1889. Elisabeth took her surviving children with her: Cornelis Marinus (1...
Joan's Ancestral World · 1M ago

Longevity ~ Willem Koomans reached the age of 99

Willem Koomans was born on May 8, 1818, in Rotterdam, Holland. His father was Huibert Koomans (1789-1856), who was a son of Nicolaas Koomans and the second of Nicolaas' four wives, Maaijke M...
Joan's Ancestral World · 1M ago

5th Blogiversary - Interesting Blog Posts

On January 17, 2013, I published my 1st post for this blog, so today is my 5th blogiversary !In those years January 2014 and November 2017 ware the months with the most posts (4). The most c...
Joan's Ancestral World · 1M ago

Madness Monday - Elisabeth Maria Comans was locked up in 1785

Markus Harting (1715-93), husband of Maria Godefrida Comans*, had his sister-in-law, the widowed Elisabeth Maria Bogaart-Comans, locked up for 6 years in the 2nd class of the lunatic asylum ...
Joan's Ancestral World · 1M ago

Leendert Arend Jan Bos (1918-43) and the Burma Railway

Leendert Arend Jan Bos was born on October 21, 1918, in Klaaswaal in Holland. Klaaswaal is located in the area where my Bos ancestors have lived through the ages, but Bos is a common name in...
Joan's Ancestral World · 1M ago

Cornelis Oerlemans (1755-1779) perished in Asia ~ Mariner Monday

On January 6, 1779, 24-year-old Cornelis Oerlemans boarded the ship “Zeeploeg” as accountant for the administration of goods, wages and food for the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.). The sh...
Joan's Ancestral World · 2M ago

Bigamist Franz W.J.H.P. Sturm

Franz Wilhelm Joseph Heinrich Paul Sturm, a 34-year-old engineer of German ancestry, was in 1924 convicted of bigamy by the court in The Hague in The Netherlands. Franz Sturm had first been ...
Joan's Ancestral World · 2M ago

Archibald Hamilton (†1741) in Rotterdam

Archibald Hamilton was born in Belfast in Ireland as son of Archibald Hamilton the elder. By 1723 he was living in Rotterdam, Holland. The notice of marriage for Archibald and Elizabeth Rees...
Joan's Ancestral World · 2M ago

Surname Saturday - Van Arkel - Brick Wall

Van Arkel is a surname derived from a place name, a toponym. Arkel is a village located in the middle of The Netherlands in an area known as Vijfheerenlanden (literally “land with 5 lords”)....