Fortenberry to Van Valkenburg

Finally, after 18 months, it’s a wrap!  I have finally finished the most difficult writing I have ever attempted.    As many of you know, our male Y-DNA links us with the Van Valkenburg family.  So, this article is my best effort to explain how we connect.  I know it is long and detailed, but I wanted to cover the topic completely in one discussion.

I have converted a PowerPoint into a PDF in order to protect my work.  I would like it to be viewed as a slide show so you can see each page as a whole.  As noted below, the best way to view will depend on the program you or your computer uses to open it.  The article has a lot of information in the endnotes. If interested in reading what they contain as you go through the paper, please print them first. They are pages 39-50. Please choose “Fortenberry to Van Valkenburg” from the blogroll on the right.

If you choose to view through Adobe Acrobat Reader:

1.  Locate the small print “view” pulldown menu on top left and choose Full Screen mode.  Then you click through the slides.  

2.  The internet links can be accessed by hoovering over a link.  When the full hand icon changes to a pointing finger, click and it will take you there.

3. When finished, hit the escape key on the keyboard.

If you choose to view through Google Chrome:

1.  To begin reading, start at the title page, located the three vertical dots on the top right next to the print icon.  On the pulldown menu, choose “present.”  Scrolling will bring up a full slide.

2.  When finished, right click and choose “exit full screen.”

3.  In this format, the links can only be accessed by hitting Escape and choosing the link then.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. James Johnson
    Jun 04, 2022 @ 15:06:39

    Thank you so much for your hard work and for sharing this with your family at-large. I have already learned so much about our family from you. I look forward to immersing myself in this treasure trove of information.


  2. fleetmagee
    Jun 09, 2022 @ 21:24:04

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