16 Apr 2011 Tracing your Foreign Ancestors

To all my valued clients thank you for asking me to be involved with the search for your Ancestors.

In recent weeks after a death in our family, I was given some old Certificates of my husband’s Ancestors that were born in Holland. Now tracing a family from an overseas country can at times be quite a challenge, especially when you do not speak the language in question.

With having the correct spelling and place of birth on a certificate lead me to trace my husband’s Ancestors back to his Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Michel Bambacht who was born in 1590. Michel married Susanna Kling and their son Jacob was born in 1615. Records from this time are sometimes difficult to locate but from having one certificate can assist in the location of your Ancestors.

With two world wars having been fought throughout Europe and the ensuing destruction of public buildings, along with the documents within being destroyed does make finding records difficult. However many forward thinking town officials of the time “spirited” these records away for their protection. So chances are with a little persistence, records can be found.

Family Skeletons are only too willing to provide you with any assistance to trace your Ancestors who lived in faraway foreign shores.

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