Dutch term – Alhier

Alhier means in this location, meaning the place where the record was created. You can often encounter the term in marriage records, where the bride and groom were from alhier.

peasant wedding

Peasant wedding, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (public domain)

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  1. Virgil Hoftiezer says

    Love the illustrations. Presume this is a painting – can you tell us more about the artist and this work in particular. (e.g. size? where it hangs?) and if he painted a lot of peasant life?

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