Re: Dorothy EMBLIDGE Married Merritt E. ABBOTT 16 Dec 1926, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
By Nancy March 14, 2011 at 03:38:59
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I will go step-by-step showing you how to view the Vreeland book.
First of all, you will need a library card from a library which subscribes to HERITAGE QUEST.
This is how my library works and maybe yours is similar.
I go to my library's site, click on ON-LINE SOURCES,type in my library card number,click on HERITAGE QUEST, click on PEOPLE, a three line form is to be filled-out:
PERSONS NAMES: VREELAND
PLACES NAMES: NY
KEYWORDS: CHURCH (Usually I don't have a word, so just put CHURCH in...it worked)
The most relevant book title will appear; in this case, THE VREELANDS; THEIR BOOK, by Nicholas Garretson Vreeland
The first part of the book has to do with the history of Holland.
Page 47 gives THE STORY OF AMERICA
Page 58 discusses Michael Jansen Vreeland
"In 1646, Michael Jansen Vreeland, the common ancestor of all the holders of that name in this country, bought Communypaw for 8,000 florins ($3,600)and soon became a leader in his community"
You can view THE WHOLE BOOK!!!
So, it appears that all Vreelands are descendants of this same Michael Jansen Vreeland!
I will send more documentation, but don't have much more!