I have been talking, VIA email, with a distant relative
back in the Netherlands.
name is Klaas Willem Siersema and has done alot of
research into our family tree.
unfortunate outcome is that the Siersema Family Crest
appears to not in actuallity be ours.
sent a letter to Opa (Johan Nico Siersema) back in
1995 but never got a reply.
has traced back to 2 brothers, Gerrit and Isebrant
Siersema that are directly related to my line of the
Siersema was baptised December 3, 1758 in the Nieuwe
Kerk in Groningen city. His brother Isebrant Siersema
was baptised February 22, 1761 in the same church.
is a direct descendant of Isebrant, and I of Gerrit,
that is where our trees split. All of the information
he has prior to that is obviously directly related
to both of our lines.
did most of his research without computers so it isn't
in a digital format but he has told me that he will
be helping out with information as he is so able.
will hopefully get some information from Klass in
the near future to get a family member page of him
up here to share with all and we have the forum to
talk with eachother and post thoughts and what nots
so please jump in there and have some fun.