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How do you trace ancestry back to the Netherlands?

Posté : mer. 15 nov. 2017 06:50
par JensenBreck
Hello,

I've heard there are a one or a few Mennonite lines that have been traced back to the Netherlands, De Veer/Fehr being the one that comes to mind. Are there others?

How do you do it? Obviously luck plays a big role - luck that your particular records were preserved, luck that you happened to look in the right place for the right person. Do all the lines connected to the Netherlands run through the Przechowka church? Or was it a good record of land ownership in Poland that did it? Or a family Bible that was preserved?

But I'm also certain there was a huge amount of old-fashioned, gumshoe detective work involved. Did you have to go to Gdansk and Berlin and Holland to find the records? Or did you dig through lots of little, ancient archives in local courts and land offices?

If you've done this, tell the rest of us how you did it - to inspire us and to help us figure out how to do it with our own surnames.


I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
References:

http://mennonitegenealogyforum.com/foru ... etherlands

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Re: How do you trace ancestry back to the Netherlands?

Posté : mer. 15 nov. 2017 14:37
par kervanno
Hello,
We are a lot using the data provided by Familysearch, mainly in Belgium.
Try the link hereafter for Netherland, then make your way through the region/town where your relatives are coming from.
Good luck.
https://www.familysearch.org/search/col ... n=Pays-Bas

Re: How do you trace ancestry back to the Netherlands?

Posté : mer. 15 nov. 2017 15:52
par VERLAINE

Re: How do you trace ancestry back to the Netherlands?

Posté : mer. 15 nov. 2017 17:19
par Pierre119
Another possibility:

http://zoekakten.nl/index.php

You have all the county (provincies) and some foreign islands.

Sincerely yours

Pierre Demeulemeester
1120 Bruxelles