Happy 2014 everybody! Here are some suggestions for resolutions for this year that will help you with your Dutch research.
- Come visit the Netherlands and see where your ancestors lived
- Learn Dutch and understand the records. The Dutch Terms section of this site has some basic terms to get you started.
- Learn to use Dutch websites like WieWasWie
- Read The island of the center of the world by Russell Shorto to get some idea of what New York was like when it was Dutch (review)
- Hire me to find your Dutch ancestors for you (sorry, could not resist!)
My own resolutions for 2014 are:
- Keep blogging!
- Submitting my portfolio to become a board-certified genealogist
- Submitting articles for publication in genealogical magazines like the National Society Quarterly in the US.
- Working together with other organizations in the Netherlands to promote local heritage tourism.
- Resolving who the father was of Maria Catharina Platschart. In fact, I’m going on a research trip tomorrow to rule out that she was a prostitute. Now *that* would complicate matters… Stay tuned!
- and as always: helping people from all over the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands.