User talk:Renee Dauven



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Aechtje Cool Needs a Gender [5 January 2013]

Aechtje Cool needs a gender. That is a quite feminine looking name, but not one I am well familiar with, so I didn't want to guess. I wanted to do a null edit to fix the red parents box, but the system wouldn't let me unless I specified the gender. --Pkeegstra 09:26, 5 January 2013 (EST)

I fixed the gender box. I have no idea what a "null edit" might be. I also am not sure what you mean by "red parent box" so I'm not sure how to fix that. I didn't notice a red parent box when I did the gender fix...pardon the expression.
A null edit is where one opens a page for editing and closes it again with no changes. There are certain bug conditions which cause links which actually exist to be red ("undefined") which can be corrected by such a procedure. Thanks for specifying the gender. (And yes, the parents box which was red is now fixed.) --Pkeegstra 13:36, 5 January 2013 (EST)

New Netherlands [1 February 2013]


Working on the early dutch immigrants I noticed that the old dutch names are not always clear, so on Place:New Netherlands I added a list with the names of the settlements and where they can be found and the modern names, it is just a concept and it needs to be checked, but my question to you: is this usefull?

--henk 13:53, 1 February 2013 (EST)

I think it is a wonderful idea! It will be most helpful, I think, and I'm sure that I will be able to help add to it as time goes by. So glad you thought of it.--Renee Dauven 14:29, 1 February 2013 (EST)

Person:Hendrick van Nes (1) [19 February 2013]

I made a start with (I hope) the ancestors: Person:Hendrick van Nes (1) from here I will try to make the connection with Person:Cornelius Van Ness (1)

--henk 13:03, 18 February 2013 (EST)

That would be wonderful if you can find the connection. I've been trying to follow all the info that you have posted. It will take awhile to digest it as my Dutch comes straight from the dictionary!--Renee Dauven 23:59, 18 February 2013 (EST)

when you have trouble understand translating something, just ask ;-)--henk 02:48, 19 February 2013 (EST)

Book on early Long Island history [15 September 2013]

 If you have not already read Keskachauge, you might try to get the classic book by Van Wyck through interlibrary loan.  It is good background reading, at least I found it very informative when I was researching the Wyckoff family of Brooklyn. 

Good luck on your family history. --William Wykoff

Keskachauge,: Or the first white settlement on Long Island by Frederick Van Wyck

Hardcover: 778 pages Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1924)--William Wykoff 20:47, 12 September 2013 (EDT)

William, I have used Van Wyck's book in the past. I have found it very helpful in locating original sources and understanding some of the historical background of the development of the community of Flatlands. However, I would make the recommendation that one should use it with the awareness that Van Wyck himself had it pulled from distribution because he thought that it contained too many errors. He states this in the introduction to his book on the colonial charters (Long Island Colonial Charters) but he doesn't give any hint as to what type of errors he found...the genealogy, his interpretation of the documents? He states in that same introduction that he hoped to rewrite the first book but I don't think he ever did. I wonder what happened to his papers. Renee L. Dauven--Renee Dauven 00:07, 15 September 2013 (EDT)

Need Source for Kentucky Birth in 1679 [24 December 2015]

Do you have a source for that 1679 birth in Kentucky? I know quite a few New Amsterdam people settled in Kentucky, but I don't think that happened the same decade New Amsterdam was taken over by the English. (The first permanent while settlement in Kentucky was established in 1774.) --pkeegstra 19:31, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Oops, I see it was a work in progress.... --pkeegstra 19:33, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it is in progress and I have no idea how that Kentucky bit got in there. It has been awhile since I have worked on these pages and I'm pretty rusty at it. Thanks for keeping an eye on it for me!--Renee Dauven 19:38, 24 December 2015 (UTC)