Small World, Isn’t?

et66 My research efforts regarding the DeBacker family are described in Small World, Isn’t It…

The Search Overseas

Perhaps for the family genealogist with his own site it means, for example, that someone in Belgium could visit the website just as easily as someone in Kansas. There are, of course, language differences and whatever difficulties there are in tracing one’s family history through the myriad of archives available in the United States becomes [...]

A History of the Flemish

I had always known that my DeBacker family was from Belgium, but I did not know specifically which part of Belgium they had come from. It was not until 1996 that I learned from a cousin of my father that our DeBacker family came from the town of Ronse (Renaix), Belgium. Narrowing it down to [...]

A History of the City of Ronse

It is important when researching one’s family history to know something about the general history of where one’s family came from. Without this knowledge as background, conducting research into family history would be much like driving around in a strange city without a map. With this knowledge at hand it not only aides in the [...]

The DeBacker Family

It is important when researching one’s family history to know something about the general history of where one’s family came from. Without this knowledge as background, conducting research into family history would be much like driving around in a strange city without a map. With this knowledge at hand it not only aides in the [...]