"C.W. Boogaart":two points:(1) the records our family'sname in the earliest records is spelt ROSENVELT/ ROSENFELT/ROOSINFFELT--and NOT "Rosevelt".It was an orphanmaster that changed Claes's son Nicholas's name of ROSENVELT/ROSENFELT/ROOSINFFELT to Roosevelt.Even our immigrant-ancestor's name was spelt ROSENVELT/ROSENFELT --NOT "Rosevelt".Would appreciate your using THE ORIGINAL correct spelling.I might mention in a couple older issues of the Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal giving the OYSTER BAY & HYDE PARK branches of we ROSENVELTS is an included section dealing, in brief, with a German family spelling their name "Rosevelt" who lived in New York too my understanding is it is now thought that that they are NOT related to our ROSENVELTS--but, was thought further research was warranted.The Roosevelts of Oud-Vossemeer, you write in defense of, they spell their name "Rosevelt". BUT, we ORIGINALLY spelt our name ROSENVELT/ROSENFELT-- and ROOSINFFELT.NOT "Rosevelt", NOR "Roosevelt". (2)You mention 1937, and the CBS Broadcast, in the town hall of Oud-Vossemeer, FDR's friend, Grenville, telling the story of CLAES MARTENSZEN.Maybe it is these friends who are the "SOMEONE" FDR refers to as being the promoters of Oud-Vossemeer.THE FACT IS is that circa one year after the said 1937 CBS Broadcast from your village of Oud-Vossemeer the story of CLAES MARTENSZEN van ROSENVELT [NOT "Rosevelt"], cousin FDR, the family's genealogist" in the 1938 Delgado-interview said HE DID NOT BELIEVE A WORD OF THIS ZEELAND BUSINESS and he even repudiated it AS A GRAND PUBLICITY STUNT SOMEONE THOUGHT UP TO ATTRACT TOURISTS OFF THE BEATEN TRACK.Cousin FDR, the family genealogist, the same 1938 Delgado-interview went on to say that THERE'S A TRADITION IN OUR FAMILY THAT THE ROOSEVELTS CAME FROM SOMEWHERE NEAR HAARLEM, NORTH HOLLAND.In your posting, I guess this date of 1938 and cousin FDR's statements just slipped your mind.This is my compliant.WHY do you want to deprive both we ROSENVELTS & the public of this small BUT CRUCIAL piece of genealogical evidence and all the while ONLY PROMPT Oud-Vossemmer, Tholen, Zeeland???I included both.WHY don't you??? Respectfully, Gregory Thompson, a ROOSEVELT [ROSENVELT/ ROSENFELT]-descendant.
addendum:in piecing this together, the HYDE PARK & ULSTER CO.-ROOSEVELTS [ROSENVELT/ROSENFELT] adhere to THE ORIGINAL being the family tradition our coming from near HAARLEM, NORTH HOLLAND.whereas, the Oyster Bay branch seems acquiesed towards Oud-Vossemeer, Tholen, Zeeland.FDR's descendants inclined towards Oud-Vossemeer are also descended from OYSTER BAY via Eleanor.The nephew of FDR, Theodore Robinson, if memory serves, is also a descendant of the OYSTER BAY BRANCH of the family. And, it appears that the "friends" of both branches of the family from the 1920's to the present also incline towards Oud-Vossemeer.Yet, THE FACT remains, FDR's 1938-statement pertaining to WHERE we came from in HOLLAND and from where we DID NOT come from in HOLLAND.THE FACT also remains that THE ORIGINAL-genealogical knowledge being our family tradition relates that we came from NORTH HOLLAND near HAARLEM.THE FACT IS cousin FDR's 1938-statement is irrefutable and, the c. 300-yrs. old family tradition of near HAARLEM, NORTH HOLLAND, is also irrufutable. Respectfully, Gregory Thompson, a ROOSEVELT [ROSENVELT/ ROSENFELT]-descendant.