The Dutch Slave Trade 1500-1850

It is interesting to see how one blog posting can cause other blog posting to be created, much like a comment in a conversation at a dinner party can cause a discussion about a seemingly unrelated topic. “I like the dress you are wearing; the color is so…” “Did you know that the first cloth… Continue reading The Dutch Slave Trade 1500-1850

Slaves in New Jersey – 1882

Chronicling America Nov 1882 Slaves in New Jersey Biography of two people who were born in slavery in New Jersey, as they told it to the newspaper reporter. See below for Link to full article. Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan original newspaper link: Sacramento daily record-union. (Sacramento [Calif.]), 20 Nov. 1882. Chronicling America: Historic… Continue reading Slaves in New Jersey – 1882

Teacher Salaries to child labor

Keep your eyes open for new items which come to you when you least expect them. I went looking for teachers salaries in Michigan because in the blog “The Family Kalamazoo” there was an item about Edna Mulder’s Teacher Contract 1931-32. The writer asks if there is anyone out there who might have more information.… Continue reading Teacher Salaries to child labor

New York Ancestors

In my last blog I gave you information on how to find your Dutch ancestors so it is fitting that we move our searches over to New York state because that is where the Dutch moved to back in 1613.  By the year 2000 Dutch heritage had spread throughout the United States as this Wikipedia map shows: Link: From Wikipedia, the… Continue reading New York Ancestors

80 Year War – Dutch Genealogy

My ancestors come from Spain way back in the 1500’s so I shouldn’t be helping you with your Dutch ancestors. Let me explain. According to ”The People’s Chronology” – A Year-by-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present, by James Trager, 1992; A Henry Holt Reference Book; Henry Holt and Co., NY. On… Continue reading 80 Year War – Dutch Genealogy