Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Newspaper Record for Laas Broersma's Birth

I found a resource that I didn't know about that has scans of newspapers, and they are searchable! The website is http://kranten.kb.nl/. It also allows you to download images of the newspapers. I was able to find my great grandpa Lawrence Broersma's birth, which was pretty cool. He was born on 4 February 1901 in Piaam, in the Netherlands. He changed his name to Lawrence when he came to the USA, but before that his name was Laas. This clipping is from the Nieuw Advertentieblad on 13 February 1901. Happy 113th b-day!

Nieuw Advertentieblad 13 Feb 1901 Laas Broersma Birth copy

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