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Re: Multilingual help (was Re: [Friesland-genealogy] Dutch/Frisian-English and all that(print this mail))

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  • Dotty Smith
    Thank you so much! Dotty Smith Nynke van den Hooven wrote: Peter Nanne and all other members, The Varkevisser website is indeed
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 22, 2004
      Thank you so much!

      Dotty Smith

      Nynke van den Hooven <nynkevandenhooven@...> wrote:
      Peter Nanne and all other members,

      The Varkevisser website is indeed a great help in many ways. As Peter Nanne stated, the list of words and phrases used in birth-, marriage- and death certificates is very useful but not complete. That is why, at the bottom of the page, you can ask for a translation of text you may have come across in that such documents. The direct URL for the 'words and phrases'-pages is http://www.varkevisser.org/links/raf-taal.html And I have to correct Peter Nanne: I didn't make the list, Roelof Varkevisser did, I merely translated the Dutch version into English.

      I also have to correct Peter Nanne on the use of brackets in a fuzzy search. The correct way to fill out the request field is {fuzzy} followed by the name you're looking for. I.e. you have to put the word fuzzy in between accolades. Brackets will result in an error notification.

      Enjoy your search!

      Nynke van den Hooven.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Streekstra
      To: Friesland-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 9:42 PM
      Subject: [Friesland-genealogy] Dutch/Frisian-English and all that(print this mail)

      Harry and all others to whom it may concern all over the world.

      Digital searching for anscestors in the Dutch/Frisian archives can be difficult, so hereby some help.
      On the following site:

      http://www.varkevisser.org/links/bsfries.html (add to your favorites)

      click on the English flag/banner on the upper right end of the page for the English version.
      Click on translation on top of the page, just left of the Dutch flag/banner and you will get a list of English translations for the main Dutch/Frisian words and phrases used in the documents.
      Not too comlete but a very, very usefull help for our Frisian descendants "om utens"= in the diaspora.
      This list is made by Nienke van Hoven, an honourable member of this group and can be improved or completed by Email.
      On the same page you can click on Genealogy page at Tresoar, but this is in Dutch.
      On this page you will find items as Friese Plaatsnamen=Frisian municipality names and taking surnames in 1811 and further..
      Now combining this with the translation list, you might get further and you can always ask in this group.
      Also very helpfull is the fuzzy search for names.
      Names and surnames were often written in different ways in Friesland/Holland.
      Piter/Pijtter/Pieter andsoforth and so on.
      The fuzzy search gives an extra way to find names although most are "standarized" already
      Fuzzy search:
      Type { fuzzy } followed by the name you are looking for
      For the second name type again { fuzzy} followed by the second name.
      I hope this spam may help you,
      Sincerely yours,

      Peter Nanne Streekstra

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