In December 2016, I wrote a case study “Griete Smit’s Parentage: Proof in the Absence of Vital Records” that appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.
The case study showed how I researched Griete Smit’s family and neighbors to prove who her parents were. Griete Smit lived in the Dutch town of Bredevoort in the early 1600s, during the Eighty Years’ War. The case study teaches about the types of records that are available for that time and place, and about using local traditions and property ownership as indirect evidence.
That case study is now available as a work sample on the Board for Certification of Genealogists website.
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