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MYSTERY PHOTO SERIES: Ancestor identified as Freerk Bellinga Swalve!

This is an exciting moment — the first photo mystery that has been solved on this blog! And it’s all thanks to Willem Vlietstra, who sent me some late-1800s photos of the Swalves last week. 236 more words


Photo: Helena Catrina Koster

I don’t even know where to start with the story behind this photo, except to say that I am incredibly excited to have it.┬áThe woman in the photo is Helena Catrina Koster — my great-great-great-grandmother, whom I have very little information about — and it was sent to me by a gentleman named… 151 more words