When you’re researching a line, first check what records might be available in your family.
When I was researching my grandfather Johannes Marijnissen, my mother had several interesting records about him:
- an old passport,
- his marriage booklet,
- military discharge papers,
- an extract of his death record,
- and family photos.
Since my grandfather was born less than 100 years ago, these family papers provided information that would not have been available to me otherwise.