Hi Tracy:I learned about your blog via Geneabloggers.Reading it, it struck me that the Van Buskirk name sounds very Dutch. Being Dutch myself, I was very much interested. A quick check here revealed 5 hits for the Buskerk surname. (They all left for New Amsterdam in the 18th century.) So I was wondering whether they might have anything to do with your Van Buskirks. Reason for asking is that I also have a blog with many genealogical subjects. One of my posts shows a survey of foreign genealogical blogs/sites showing Dutch origin surnames. The URL is http://www.patmcast.blogspot.com/2012/05/dutch-ancestors.html. The idea is to try and establish contacts between people who have an interest in the same surname. There are numerous cases in The Netherlands where people emigrated centuries ago without leaving a trace in Dutch archives. With my blog I try to bring Dutch and foreign (mainly US/CAN) genealogists together.Therefore, I like to have your permission to show your site in my a.m. blog.I look forward to your reaction!Kind regards,Peter
Peter, thank you for your comment, please feel free to show / link my blog to yours.Reference Van Buskirk surname . . . that is the maiden name of my husband's Great Grandmother. Unfortunately, my husband's family were not big on sharing family stories; he didn't have the wonderful experience of hearing their stories as he was growing up. Something that has always saddened me. So, it has been slow going tracing his side of the family. That said, when we were recently in Pennsylvania visiting his family, my father-in-law was 'bitten' by the genealogical 'bug' and has been having fun sharing stories of his youth and family (his Van Buskirk Grand Parents). So, while it is still slow going, we are hoping to hunt and gather more information. I am currently waiting on some documents - death and marriage certificates - to come in. As they say, "slow and steady, wins the race." If you'd like, I will happily share with you what I know, just send your e-mail address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, I will be posting here in the near future about our Van Buskirk search.I look forward to taking a look at your blog. Thank you again for your post and interest. Tracy
Tracy, thank you for your quick response and permission to show yr blog in mine. That has been done in the meantime. You may find the 5 hits I was talking about here: https://www.wiewaswie.nl/personen-zoeken/zoeken/q/Buskerk.That site is still in Dutch but that will change in a few months. In case you require language help there, please let me know. My email is patmiebies at gmail dot com.Hope some useful contacts will develop!Peter
Peter, thank you again - the folks involved in geneaological research all around the world are so kind and helpful. I look forward to the possibility of learning more about my husband's Van Buskirk line. As I mentioned I plan to share my research on the Van Buskirks in a future post here, but in the mean time, I have sent you via separate e-mail the lean information that we have to date. Have a great week Peter and I look forward to hearing from you again and I hope you will continue to visit me here as well. Tracy
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Welcome to Geneabloggers! Interesting name for your blog and you include recipes! We need some good recipes as well for finding our family history. :-)Regards, Grant
Grant, thank you for your kind words. I am having fun with my foray into blogging and I look forward to continued posting. I hope you'll visit here again soon. Have a great week!