Place talk:Mirns en Bakhuizen, Gaasterland, Friesland, Netherlands

Question [6 December 2012]

I'm not sure how to handle this one... First, Bakhuizen is misspelled here (has two i's). We also have separate pages for Mirns and Bakhuizen. I did find a certificate that mentioned a birth happening in Mirns en Bakhuizen, but is that akin to Finkum/Hijum (two separate towns often mentioned together in certificates)? --Jennifer (JBS66) 06:59, 25 October 2010 (EDT)

Mirns en Bakhuizen is mentioned in Genlias as official place of birth, but it may be possible that the Genlias info is coming from the registers of a church and sometimes there was only one church for more villages or municipalities. So this means that there could be two places Mirns and the other Bakhuizen, but nowadays we don't know whichone was the birthplace !--Fred Bergman 07:10, 25 October 2010 (EDT)

Not only mentioned in Genlias, also in official birth certificates and it should be anyway Bakhuizen with 1 i. Can this be corrected please.

Ben, I renamed this page to remove the extra i and also added the gemeente (which we are slowly adding to the Netherlands place pages). On another note, when you edit a talk page to add a comment, you can add your signature by clicking on the icon that is second from the right on the top of the edit box (Image:Ondertekenknop.png). Thanks, --Jennifer (JBS66) 09:43, 11 May 2011 (EDT)

Bakhuizen is mentioned as early as the Early 1400's. Attempting to keep the sea at bay, a new dike was built between the village and the sea. The village fishermen now based their boats on the sea side of the dike at a place that came to be known as Mirns. Mirns and Bakhuizen were considered one community but with the two ends of the vilage having different names.--John Terpstra 09:37, 6 December 2012 (EST)