Help, They Are Dutch! Tracing Your Ancestors in the Netherlands

John Boeren
Apr 13, 2018
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Dutch Names
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Naming Patterns
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Civil Registration
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Census and Population Registers
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Websites and Databases
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

This presentation was part of the 2018 Surname Society annual seminar.

Many have ancestors of Dutch origin; some of them arrived as early settlers in the 17th century, others as immigrants in the 19th and 20th century. Dutch research requires knowledge of the Dutch language, which makes it a challenge for researchers from other countries. The good thing is that Dutch archives are full with documents that survived wars and other calamities. 

If you want to find your Dutch ancestors, you need to know how and where to search for their names. In this webinar you hear about the development of Dutch family names, the elements of a person’s name, the use of patronymics. This webinar also gives you an overview of the most important records and websites for genealogy in the Netherlands, and teaches you how to search for Dutch names in genealogical databases. 

About the speaker

About the speaker

John Boeren is a genealogy professional in the Netherlands with 30 years of experience. His genealogy business is called ‘Antecedentia.’ Services include genealogy and probate research, transcriptions and translations of documents, heritage trips,
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