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52 Ancestors: Week #15: How do you spell that?

The prompt for Week #15 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is HOW DO YOU SPELL THAT? What ancestor do you imagine was frequently asked that? Which ancestor did you have a hard time finding because of an unusual name? … Continue reading

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Researching Agnes Hoekstra Roorda, Ancestor #4/52

Here is the main post for Agnes Hoekstra Roorda (1894-1924), Ancestor #4/52 Agnes in the Records 1894 | 22 Feb. Agnes (or “Aggie” as she was known in the family) was born in Iowa–somewhere. I’ve never found a birth record … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #4 of 52 – Close to My Heart, Agnes Hoekstra Roorda (1894-1924)

The theme for the 4th week of the 52 Ancestors challenge is to write about the ancestor whose birthday is closest to my own. This also happens to be one of the ancestors who is closest to my heart, my … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #1of 52 – Akke Sijes de Jong Hoekstra (1827-1900)

Akke de Jong Hoekstra was my 2nd great grandmother; she emigrated from Berlikum, Menaldumadeel, Friesland, Netherlands to Orange City, Iowa in March of 1884. What is so amazing about this fact, to me, is that she was a widow, and 56 … Continue reading

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