Aug 05

Provincie Fryslân is inviting Americans with Frisian roots for a Festival and Friesland Day in New York Thursday, 18 june 2009 Friesland (one of the northern provinces of the Netherlands) is inviting Frisian emigrants, descendants of immigrants and other Americans with Frisian roots for the Special Friesland Day on September 12th at the New isLand […]

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May 10

Some interesting information on our Anneke Jans connection… (connection verified through references in “Dear Cousin”; A Charted Genealogy of the Descendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus (1605-1663) to the 5th Generation“) This is an e-mail I recently responded to regarding this topic: Message On Fri, 08 May 2009 17:32:02 -0600, <> wrote: Hello Ronald, Yes, Fonda […]

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Aug 20

Marriage of Jelles Douwes and Hester Douwedr This is a microfilm copy of the original Banns (marriage vows) between Jelles Douwes and Hester Douwedr in 1641. Surnames were not used at the time in Holland. Douwes means son of Douw, Douwedr means daughter of Douw… they were not related, that we know of. The first […]

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Jan 01

Foyngha, Netherlands The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, “Amsterdam Records of the Fonda Family” states: “In Frisian records van der Meer did not find any mention of the name Fonda, but in the vicinity of Kollum in northeast Friesland, where Benedictus Jacobse (Fonda) lived, he came across the names Banda, Ronda and Sinda. He […]

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Jan 01

Greetings to fellow Fonda Family members who are exploring their lineage… and to others who are doing genealogy research, or are just browsing for information. The Fonda Family in America has a rich heritage and there are many fascinating stories of perseverance, integrity and achievement… a truly great American legacy which is still unfolding. I […]

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