The Week in Review for 22 Oct 2010

Fri. 22 Oct 2010. 11:32 am

What did we do and find out this week?

  1. We found out a lot of new information about the Poelmans.
    1. The real name of my grandmother is Flavia Maria Poelman.
    2. Flavia’s mother is Marie Octavie Poelman who married Julius Constantinus Goens in 1904.
    3. Marie Octavie’s twin sister is Marie Léontine Poelman who has a daughter born in 1888 named  Marie Flavie Poelman.
    4. Marie Léontine Poelman marries Franciscus Blancquaert in 1890
  2. We learned that Flavia Maria has an uncle Emiel Poelman.
  3. We found some of Odilon’s ancestors.
  4. We saw that Emiel Poelman came to America in 1910 through Boston in addition to Ellis Island in 1913.

What’s planned for next week?

  1. Continue researching information on Odilon.
  2. Continue researching the Poelmans.
  3. Continue to add and update the family tree for the secure website.
  4. New posts scheduled for next week are:
    1. Odilon’s mother and father.
    2. Flavia Maria Poelman’s actual birth certificate.
    3. Exposing the “Big Secret”.


  1. Added the manifest for the SS Saxonia in Boston
    1. 10 Aug 1910
    2. Line 16: Emile Poelman
  2. Added a picture of Paul, Odilon, Stefan, Flavia and Maurice.
  3. Updated The Side Isle secure website.


  1. I released a new design for the blog site.
  2. Added a Home tab to the page index below the blog site header.
  3. Added new links to The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives.
  4. Updated data and site statistics:

Persons Families Hits
This Week 339 98 842
Last Week 325 93 732


A special thanks to the following people for providing links, information, comments, suggestions and other contributions for this blog site during the last week.

  1. Mary Ann Cuccurello
    1. For the picture of Paul, Odilon, Stefan, Flavia and Maurice Delcourt.
  2. Antoine Verstuyft
    1. For the Poelman family tree.


I would like to make the following special requests for your help.

  1. Do you have any vintage (pre-1975) photographs of the Delcourt family you could provide so that I can include them in future posts?

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