These are the Kiers and as far as I know we aren’t related. But they lived in the town of Smilde at around the same time as my great grandfather.

My summer project is going to be to try and trace my genealogy back as far as I can in all four directions (not sure how scientific this is, there must be some rule, like you’re only supposed to trace the fathers or some bullshit like that, but since this project is out of personal interest I’m going to forget that).

I found it incredible that my Dad didn’t know the names of either of his grandmothers when I started talking genealogy a few weeks ago. Must rectify this.

OH! I just had a thought. Maybe I’ll make a separate Tumblr where I update my progress on this project so that I’m not boring all of you with it all the time.