An introduction to the most important sources for genealogy research in The Netherlands: The civil register, the population register and the church books.
This guide aims to help you find your Dutch ancestors on the internet. It will show you where to find the information you need, but also how to get in touch with other researchers via the internet.
When you trace your roots in Europe you'll discover that every country has its own peculiarities. The most important things to watch out for during your Dutch research are listed here.
A list of words and phrases found in Dutch genealogy resources, with their English translation.
A hands-on lesson in understanding Dutch acts. Using the genealogy dictionary, we will try to make sense of a Dutch birth act.
Another hands-on lesson: We will pick a few families from an Ellis Island passenger list, and trace their Dutch roots using online resources.
Common Dutch names, their history and origins.
Lists of books about Dutch genealogy, history, and emigration.
On this page, I will show you step-by-step how I research the ancestors of a Dutch emigrant to the USA. Join me in my quest to find the ancestors of the famous Dutch-born painter and sculptor, Willem de Kooning.