Quick tip – Share your mysteries online

If you have family traditions that you’re unsure about, or have questions about your family, try sharing that online in a place where your family members can read about it. You may get the answers to your question.

Two years ago, I wrote a tribute to my grandfather on this blog. In the post, I shared how my grandfather and I used to describe the old family photos he had, and how sorry I was that I did not know where these photos had gone after his death. My uncle read that blog post, and let me know that he had rescued the photos before all my grandparents’ items were sold after they passed away. He felt that I was the best person to take care of them in the long run, so he gave them to me. What a wonderful outcome!

School photo of my grandfather in the 1920s

School photo of my grandfather in the 1920s

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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