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Posted by: George Simmons Date: October 23, 2000 at 14:56:43
In Reply to: Re: Who is JAMES COLEMAN FIERS of Redkey, IN by FIERS Dirk of 90

Hi Dirk,

I just found your May 17, 2000 post. I did some looking at a site where you enter surname and it shows a map and little red dots where your surname is located. When I entered FIERS it came back with WAASLAND and it was solid red. As I understand it, Waasland is now western Belgium. The farther I moved away from Waasland the more the red dots thinned out. I don't know if that means the Fiers name originated in Waasland or not but that's where the concentration of Fiers are the heaviest. I don't know any more about the American Fiers than Mary Galgan. She and I have talked many times. I'm sure there must be some American Fiers who aren't related to William but haven't found them yet.

George Simmons


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