Netherlands

While working on my Family Tree yesterday, I decided to pursue some of the lesser known ancestors. A line I was looking at lead me to The Netherlands. The Netherlands. Granted it is a remote line and the ancestors left there in 1600 something for Staten Island, NY but really, The Netherlands. I was surprised and so the first thing I did was google The Netherlands. Then I quickly glanced through Wiki. Then I looked at maps. I have to admit, I had a general idea of where  I thought this country was but I was surprised again. It was not where I expected it to be. I think I was surprised at how ignorant I was about The Netherlands. So, I learned something new yesterday.

I got to thinking, why did my ancestors leave there in 1600 something. What was going on there. This will be my project for today. The history of The Netherlands circa 1600-1700.

I have now uncovered two direct lines to Scotland, my father and mother’s family. I have found two indirect lines to Scotland through wives of great great grandfathers. I have found two indirect lines to England also the same way. I have to say, this is all amazingly consistent with what I have found in my DNA results.

 

This genealogy stuff is fascinating. For me, anyway. I know here in America, most of us are a mix of so many ethnicities. We all come from somewhere. I think about this and I realize my ancestry comes through Scotland, England, Canada and Now, The Netherlands. What will I find next?

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