Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bording Records

I'm back after a few days away from the computer. Today's post returns to the family of Claes Bording - indirectly.

I decided to look at some available online Bording records. Although Claes and his family was secured in America by 1700, I looked at records from the 18th century [1700s]. I ruled out English Bordings since there was no suggestion that Claes lived there.

Four countries did dominate the records: Denmark, Prussia, Germany and Norway. Denmark was by far the dominant country Prussia next, followed by Germany and a couple of entries for Norway.

In no way do records from a century after the fact offer proof of birthplace. It does, however, offer a glimmer of hope in determining the birthplace of Claes  Bording. The Netherlands do not appear in the available records. Prussia remains a strong possibility, with Demark the most likely option. Germany is a slim possibility.

Nothing firm, but maybe closer to an answer.

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