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.
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.