13 April 2019

Upcoming Gravestone Restoration & Dutch Genealogy Programs

Again, time flies, how is it that I have not posted in three weeks? Life, family, work, research, and client work take preference. Now that the weather is getting warmer work began at the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery. Seven stones were either up righted or re leveled this past week. We hope this progress can continue. On site and online research plus answering many queries are keeping me busy also.

In May and June, I will give three presentations, locally. One, on basic gravestone restoration. Two, on the restoration of the van Rensselaer family burial grounds in East Greenbush. Three, researching your Dutch ancestors from home. Details for these presentations are below.

Gravestone Cleaning and Restoration
Have you ever seen that unreadable gravestone or that toppled monument and wondered “what can I do to address its condition?” There is a correct way and a wrong way to remedy that gravestone. The program will detail gravestone conservation including cleaning, repair, what to do, what NOT to do, when to do nothing, and when to seek the help of a professional conservator.

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 7:30 pm
at the Mynderse-Frederick House
451 Route 146, Guilderland Center

Restoration of the van Rensselaer Family Burial Ground in East Greenbush
A concise flash presentation on the efforts to restore the early nineteenth century burial grounds of the van Rensselaer family in East Greenbush. Numerous before and after photos will document the process. This talk is one part of the New Netherland Family History Day hosted by the New Netherland Institute. The event will feature consultations with professional genealogists and talks on using records from New Netherland for your research. The event will be held in the building that houses the New York State Museum.

Thursday, 30 May 2019, time TBA
Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue, Albany

Online Dutch Research from Home
The Netherlands have outstanding genealogical records. Best of all; many of them can be found online and not through FamilySearch. Learn basic methodology to begin searching for your Dutch ancestors.  Discover the numerous online archives from the various provinces in the Netherlands and see the actual Civil Registration records and also Church Book records.

Saturday, 08 June 2019, 2 pm
2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland