Thank you, Jettie.
Guurtje van Ingen is my 4Great-Grandmother. How are you related to her?
My Great-Grandmother, Johanna Wilhelmina Frederika Slingerland. She came to U.S. in 1871 with her father, Jan, a sister (Gijsberta, I believe), and 2 brothers, Jan and Joost. Another brother, known as Albert (Gijsbert?), was already here. I tracked down his great-grandson, Bernard (died last year) who was not aware there was another branch to the family.
Do you know at what point the name changed from SlingerlanT to SlingerlanD and why?
I many years ago, a Dutch genealogist did some research for me and traced the Slingerland line back to the 1600 (Willem Slingerland).
I have been to The Netherlands many times. However, the trips were always work-related and I