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Subject: VANDERLEY, van der LEIJ
Author: Joyce Allison
Date: Sunday, June 21, 1998
I am looking for information on Vanderley, my father's birth certificate spells it "van der Leij." He was born in Groningen in 1908 and came to America with his parents, two sisters, and a younger brother. His father built houses in the Chicago area. When he was 16 or so, he went back to see relatives. I am trying to trace back my roots and to give my nieces and nephew a hint at their heritage.