Genealogie Bos

This is my English-language genealogy blog. It's available in Google Currents, too.
(Mijn Nederlandstalige blog, genealogiebos.blogspot.nl, gaat over mijn voorouders en locale geschiedenis van Zuid-Holland en de Langstraat.)

8 Mar 2016

Tuesday's Tip - Latin Term - Soror Patris

Soror Patris
When doing genealogical research, you may - once in a while - stumble upon some words of Latin. For centuries, the church provided for baptisms and burials, and Latin has been the standard for the Roman Catholic liturgy since the 6th century. In a new "Latin Term" Series I will try to explain some Latin Terms that can be found in genealogical documents.

One of my ancestors was baptized in March 1696 in Hoornaar with the name "Pleuntje". Her parents were Ewoud Pelt and Lijsbeth Huijgen Ruijter. In stead of a witness, the Latin Term "Soror Patris" is written down. It means that the witness was a "sister of the father".


23 Feb 2016

Tuesday's Tip - Latin Term - Nomine Uxoris

When doing genealogical research, you may - once in a while - stumble upon some words of Latin. For centuries, the church provided for baptisms and burials, and Latin has been the standard for the Roman Catholic liturgy since the 6th century. In a new "Latin Term" Series I will try to explain some Latin Terms that can be found in genealogical documents.


The Latin Term Nomine Uxoris ("in the name of the wife") is a term, used in The Netherlands in the early modern period (15th to 19th century), when a woman's belongings were registered in the name of her husband.

At that time a married woman was basically regarded as incapacitated - with her husband acting as her guardian. In the case of insanity or prolonged absence of the husband, however, his wife could - with the consent of her husband - act on her own.

Upon the death of a spouse, the children used to inherit from their deceased parent, but the

widow(er) was allowed the fruition of the inheritance as lang as (s)he lived.

14 Feb 2016

Ancestor Score 2016

Inspired by the Ancestor Score of the blogs "Connecting The Worlds" and "Heritage, Inheritance, & Legacy", I here present my own. The total number of my ancestors - starting with my parents (generation 2) - is 3884 !!

Composition and Bandwidth of various Generations
Composition
  Bandwidth  (*)
Men 
Women 
Total 
From 
Until 
Generation 3
2
2
4
100.0
1892
1906
Generation 4
4
4
8
100.0
1850
1880
Generation 5
8
8
16
100.0
1804
1857
Generation 6
16
16
32
100.0
1756
1832
Generation 7
30
30
60
93.8
1724
1802
Generation 8
58
58
116
90.6
1680
1777
Generation 9
112
110
222
86.7
1650
1749
Generation 10
199
192
391
76.4
1602
1722
Generation 11
305
279
584
57.0
1565
1695
Generation 12
375
318
693
33.8
1538
1695
Generation 13
372
270
642
15.7
1505
1645
Generation 14
299
197
496
6.1
1440
1625
Generation 15
172
92
264
1.6
1440
1580
Generation 16
91
57
148
0.5
1395
1540
Generation 17
59
26
85
0.1
1365
1485
Generation 18
32
16
48
0.0
1335
1470
Generation 19
26
5
31
0.0
1305
1440
Generation 20
11
4
15
0.0
1310
1385
Generation 21
9
5
14
0.0
1285
1345
Generation 22
6
2
8
0.0
1270
1320
Generation 23
4
1
5
0.0
1240
1290
(*) The Bandwidth of a generation is determined by the earliest and latest known birth or batism date within that generation.

The decrease in ancestors in generation 7 is due to cousins marrying cousins and brick-wall ancestor Jacobus Vos in Sprang-Capelle.
The most common surnames of my ancestors are Van Driel, Spruijt, Oerlemans and Bos.

30 Jan 2016

Surname Saturday - Van Driel

Cornelia Petronella Maria van Driel was born on August 13, 1841, in Puttershoek, Holland. Her parents, Arie van Driel (1797-1874) and Adriana van Hattem (±1805-1885), were first cousins; both were grandchildren of Jan Jans van Driel and Ariana Rosmolen.

Cornelia Petronella Maria van Driel
Cornelia Petronella Maria van Driel was married on July 2, 1868, in Puttershoek. Her husband, Cornelis van Wageningen, son of Florent van Wageningen, was born in Dordrecht, Holland. One of their sons, Gerardus Adrianus van Wageningen, obtained a divorce on October 22, 1925, at the court in Arnhem.

Van Driel is a toponymic surname, derived from a town named Driel, situated southwest of Arnhem on the south bank of the river Rhine in The Netherlands. Multiple non-related families “Van Driel” exist in The Netherlands.