First off, I’m not trying to be disrespectful. Headstones are wonderful “tools” for tracking genealogy. Believe it or not, it gives me a sense of peace to know that they’re there. It’s something concrete that I can rely on. It makes it more “real” to me.
If you find that you have photographs or know that I’m missing one, please send them to me so I can include them in the album that I have in the Gallery.
Big updates for today. Mr Papa has been helping me get some plugins installed that, I believe, have greatly enhanced the site. I’ve mentioned before how many problems I was having installing the Gallery plugin but within a couple hours, not only did Mr Papa get the plugin in working, he rewrote the CSS and PHP so that it would more closely match the theme of the site. Now that’s amazing.
If you have any problems with the site or the plugins that I have installed, let me know and I’ll get it worked out.
Another item I found on Ancestry.com was a reference to a worker named Kirsten Doddema. It appears in the late 1950′s she worked on a few boats going to Venezuela and Aruba. Anybody have any idea whom she is and who she’s related to?
Send me whatever you got! I’d be interested to learn more about her.
Here are some document images that I was able to obtain with the help of Mr Papa and Ancestry.com:
Every once in a while, Ancestry.com has one of those freebie trials that they like to parade around. I took advantage of it this time and was pleasantly surprised to see that they’re were a few Doddema’s listed. What excited me the most was seeing the passenger list with my father’s name on it when he arrived in America! Now that’s cool. Of course, since I don’t have a membership, I can’t save the document but I plan on taking a trip to the Family History Center and using their access to get the records. Aha! Continue reading
Since I’ve been married, I’ve tried to incorporate different holiday traditions into our lives to teach my children about their heritage. One I’ve enjoyed is Sinterklaas day. I recently asked my dad and others if they would be willing to share some of their memories and this is what my father shared. Continue reading