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Gerrit Hallenbeck's wife?

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Re: Gerrit Hallenbeck's wife?

Posted: 4 Dec 2009 3:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hallenbeck
Hi Joan,
Honestly, I only found him in trees on Ancestry while searching for info on Rebecca; I am related to the Ackerman and Hallenbeck families through a daughter of hers and Hendrick's. That's why I asked about how the connection was made, [not that anyone has to show me proof], I just wonder how anyone knows that Rebecca's father is Garrit/Gerritt (who was the son of Isaac) but no one seems to know her mother's name. It's just odd.
Part of the problem always is information being available for such a long time ago...I've been doing this for a few years off and on but still have a lot to learn about where to look.
One thing I can tell you - if you haven't already come across this - is that not all the info on a census record is necessarily correct. So many times it'll say a state where someone was born and I know absolutely that it wasn't right. It makes me wonder how it got confused, was it given wrong by the person; or someone else or what. When was your James born? How many census records have you found him in?
Have you tried tracking him through a wife's name? I sometimes use the children's name as a way to find a family too.
Thanks for replying, good luck with your search! I'll email you with my address, if you ever want to bounce ideas off me.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
KathleenMille... 3 Dec 2009 11:46PM GMT 
jepickering 4 Dec 2009 9:32PM GMT 
KathleenMille... 4 Dec 2009 10:29PM GMT 
KathleenMille... 9 Dec 2009 2:23AM GMT 
jepickering 9 Dec 2009 5:19AM GMT 
jepickering 24 May 2011 2:13AM GMT 
KathleenMille... 24 May 2011 3:28AM GMT 
perryfedwards 8 Jun 2011 4:35AM GMT 
KathleenMille... 8 Jun 2011 11:56PM GMT 
genehisthome 20 Jul 2013 7:14AM GMT 
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