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Published by TheFamilyKalamazoo: We’re Complaining About Business Hours Today? What about 100 Years Ago?

I’ve mentioned before that my great-grandfather, Adrian Zuidweg, Sr. (Adriaan Zuijdweg) owned a fish market when Grandpa was young. In this photo he stands with an unidentified young employee. 31 more words

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Balding with Glasses and a Mustache with Personality

Here’s another unidentified photograph. The cardboard frame says it’s from Kalamazoo, but of course, it could be a copy. That said, I have noticed that most of my photographs of adults have been taken in Kalamazoo, not brought from the Netherlands or mailed from the Netherlands either. 116 more words


Does This Unidentified Photo Offer Any Clues?

Here’s an old photo that remains unidentified. 35 years ago I asked my grandfather who the people were and he didn’t know.  “I dunno. Mebbe some VanLieres” is what he said. 65 more words


Let's Revisit The Van Gessels (The Klein Girls)

Identifying the Klein sisters and others in the family photos on my dad’s side of the family is very difficult. It’s particularly difficult when sisters look very similar. 193 more words


Another Strange Coincidence Linking Branches of My Family

Back in October I mentioned that thanks to meeting Adri van Gessel, an amateur genealogist who lives in the Netherlands, through this blog, I learned of an astonishing connection or coincidence in my family.   809 more words