561VAN DER PLOEG (Wanswerd, Buitenpost, Ferwerd, Nes)
- Feb 1, 2000At 10:02 PM 1/31/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello Yntze,Dear Mr. VanderPloeg,
>I found your website while conducting an internet search seeking
>information on my ancestors, the Vander Ploeg family, who are from
>Friesland. I will be travelling from the United States to Friesland in
>late March and I would like to visit the sites of the homes where my
>grandfather, Peter (Pieter) and great-grandfather John (Jan) lived in
>Wanswerd, Buitenpost, Ferwerd and Nes. Who would be the appropriate
>persons or government agencies to contact for this information?
>Thank you for your help.
Locating the sites of private homes in small villages is very difficult,
but it can be done. Ideally, you should find a local resident or a
genealogist who has researched the Van der Ploeg family and who can tell
you exactly where they were living at the time. Otherwise, you might want
to contact the Kadaster (land records office) for the villages you are
looking for, assuming that your ancestors owned property. Since your time
frame is rather tight, the best way is to simply travel to these villages
and ask some local resident where your Van der Ploeg ancestors may have lived.
I am forwarding this message to some other genealogists as well.
Yntze van der Honing