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From: Dorothy Koenig <>
Subject: [D-Col] Van Wyck (was "A book")
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 13:24:20 -0700 (PDT)
Dear Robecca, Like all compiled genealogies, the book is only "worth it"
to some buyers if they find their family lines in it. Miss Anne Van Wyck
spent a lifetime assembling information on the Van Wyck family. Her work
is completely *wrong* about the European origins of the family. She also
does not follow female lines.
I would suggest that you try to get a copy through inter-library loan. Go
to your local library and ask the librarian to search the OCLC database to
see what libraries own the book and which of them are willing to lend it.
Then you can judge for yourself if you want to purchase a copy.
What Miss Anne never discovered in the 19th century when she did her
research was that the immigrant -- Cornelius Barentszen Van Wyck came
from the village of Wijk bij Duurstede in the Gelderland province of the
Netherlands. He had *no* connection to aristocratic families and "family
castles" :-). Dorothy
On Wed, 9 Oct 2002, _Robecca Schermett wrote:
> Really? Do you think that it's 'worth' it though? What do you think of the
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