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! Another individual that I found was Elso Doddema. Ancestry.com has him listed as Elzoo Doddema but the dates correlate as does is wife's name. It looks like something is different with the children but I can look into that. If anybody has any information on Elso and Manna Doddema, along with their offspring, I would greatly appreciate it.
Family history is fun and I hope to get more of you involved in the process. For those of you that have helped, thank you. It's been a blessing and a privilege to work with you as well as get to know you better.