5311RE: [Friesland-genealogy] Re: Sjoerd Dijkstra - Doetje deVries
- Jul 24, 2001This is addicting, I have been searching through this database for hours,
loving every minute of it. This information definitely put many of the
Is this a hobby for you, I find it very refreshing to have someone so
willing to help.
From: Nynke van den Hooven [mailto:nynkevandenhooven@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Friesland-genealogy] Re: Sjoerd Dijkstra - Doetje deVries
Ron, you shouldn't be looking for a middle name.
In the Netherlands familynames weren't used until 1811. Up till then the
patronymic (which to you must look like a middle name) was used to
distinguish people. So in the case of Sjoerd Dijkstra, he would in his own
village be known as Sjoerd Annes (Dijkstra) meaning Sjoerd the son of Anne.
So you have to look for an Anne Dijkstra with a father called Sjoerd:
Birth certificate Barradeel
Registration date 24 August 1840, nr. 109
Anne Dijkstra, born 22 August 1840
son of Sjoerd Broers Dijkstra and Jantje Willems Poelstra
So now we know that his greatgrandfather's first name was Broer. But I guess
he was born before 1811, so you will find no records (online) for him.
You could try the Familyname registration of 1811 and search for Broer
As for Doetje, her father was Sake de Vries and her grandfather was Jan de
So I guess this was the birth certificate of her father:
Birth certificate Barradeel
Registration date 13 december 1847:
Sake de Vries, son of J S de Vries en D D Kooistra (Probably Jan Sakes de
Vries and Doetje Dirks Kooistra; the latter I found through a search on the
Familyname registration of 1811)
Registered in 1811: Kooistra, Dirk Koerts, living in the village of
children: Koert (male) aged 41, Tietje (female) aged 31, living in Wijnaldum
(from Koert) Dirk 16, Doetje 14, Antje 10, Anna 8, Richtje 8,
(from Dirk Jans living in Wijnaldum) Dirk 10, Antje 8, Doetje 6 (the one who
married J(an) S(akes) de Vries.
Mairie Sexbierum, part 2, fol. 21
I hope I've helped you somewhat further.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Dykstra
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:20 PM
Subject: RE: [Friesland-genealogy] Re: Sjoerd Dijkstra - Doetje deVries
Nynke, thank you again for all of your time. I believe you are right on
Sjoerd, our records appear to be wrong. When looking back to try to
out when his parents and Doetje's parents were born, there are a few
choices. The middle names are omitted on the birth records. Is there
anywhere that I can find more detail on these records so as to narrow down
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