Letters 5/15/2017

Exciting news! New Addition to Dutch Cousins staff       ‘WHO IS THAT BEARDED MAN? Exciting news!  Vince Akers’ son Zach has agreed to be our official IT person to help with tech problems at the 2017 Dutch Cousins Gathering. At the 2015 gathering, Zach assisted videographer Jack Taylor with recording Vince’s presentation on

Letters 4/27/2017

Are you ready for the Gathering? (See Photo Above) SENT BY:  Yvette Hoitink, a professional genealogist in the Netherlands and owner of Dutch Genealogy Services. A kruidenier is a grocery (the shop) or grocer (the occupation). The word kruiden means spices, and reminds of the colonial origins of the word, when people would go to the kruidenier to buy pepper and nutmeg from

Letters 3/30/2017

The Cousins are Coming … to Frankfort on September  8.  Watch for Registration forms coming next week! Feel free to share these items, just credit DUTCH LETTERS (date), free genealogy round robin published by Carolyn Leonard. Anyone who wishes to be added to the mailing list, send an email to me at Editor234@gmail.com and say they would like to be on

Letters 2/10/2017

Dutch Cousins Meeting coming up soon! Feel free to share these items, just credit DUTCH LETTERS (date), free genealogy round robin published by Carolyn Leonard. Anyone who wishes to be added to the mailing list, send an email to me at Editor234@gmail.com and say they would like to be on the list – and let us know their Dutch

Westervelt Massacre in Kentucky

This is a very very LONG email, but very interesting story about the Westerfield family history and the massacre that welcomed them to Kentucky in 1780 – then a county of Virginia. You may want to print it out and keep it. Feel free to do so. Blessings, Carolyn Leonard, Dutch Cousins 2017 President, See

Letters 1/22/2017

Lots of interest in Westerfield Massacre and Cozine advertisement for a Tannery. Feel free to share these items, just credit DUTCH LETTERS (date), free genealogy round robin published by Carolyn Leonard. Anyone who wishes to be added to the mailing list, send an email to me at Editor234@gmail.com and say they would like to be on the list –

Letters 1/16/2017

It is Decision Time! Do you have September 8m 2017 marked on your calendar? Have you started planning your itinerary? Secretary Denise Perry is working on the Newsletter now. It will be out soon with lots of information about the event and a registration form.  Coordinator Mr. Lynn Rogers is designing the 2017 banner and