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Friday, April 27, 2007

Looking to "findout" about a Findout ancestor

Well, this is a weird one. I know this blog is supposed to be about my Austin ancestors, but lately I've been stuck researching my father's side of the family, namely the DeGroodt branch. DeGroodt, being a good New York Dutch name, is pretty easy to find - I am descended from the branch which settled in Ulster County, NY.

I am stuck on one person - Elisabeth Mariah Findout. The last name is vexing - at first I thought it might be an American Indian last name but then realized it probably is an Anglicized version of a Dutch last name such as Findhout, Vyndhout or Wyndhout. I've posted a query over on Ancestry's website but not sure I will get an answer, at least not right away.

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