assuming Velde is as previously stated, near Detern, this is in East
Frisia, OSTF, for short. A whole list is devoted to this area. The
closest church near Velde appears to be in Detern. There is an OSB for
Detern. If your ancestor is in that OSB, you are in luck, for his entire
family and related families will be immediately revealed.

There is more than one way to start. Try this:

email me directly if you need map or any other kind of help getting
started in OSTF. These people descend from the old Frisians. They are

Robert Block
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