Farm Names Case Study in NGSQ

My article “Four Farms, Four Names, The Identity and Parentage of Dirk Weversborg of the Netherlands” has just been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. I am so proud to have my article published in this leading journal in our field.

title of the article

This case study is special to me. It is the first complex evidence case study I ever solved, when I was 16, proving the parents of my generation 9 ancestor Dirk Weversborg. He appears in records under three different farm names, and his father originally used yet another name.

At least, I thought I solved it when I was 16, but I now realize that it was not proven at all, but a plausible theory. I only used church records at the time. I have since done the research in court, manorial, and town records to connect all the dots and write it up properly.

I used a slightly longer version of this article for my renewal for my certification from the Board for Certification of Genealogists last year and then submitted to the NGSQ.

I look forward to hearing what you all think. I would also love to hear constructive criticism of how it could be improved. The article is available to members of the National Genealogical Society, who will either receive a hardcopy or can see the digital version at the NGS website.

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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