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Who are your Dutch ancestors? Have you been able to trace them into The Netherlands? Where did they come from?

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Arent Toers is my direct maternal line. Here's a link you might want to check out that was done by my mother's brother:

You can find my ancestors at
I was born in valkenburg in 1956

My fathers last name is ladeur
My mothers is Drenthe-Drente
See my above post for some sourced info on Juriaen Tomassen, do you have any info that I do not?
On my mother's side, my 4th great grandparents Otto (born in 1803-1885) and Cornelia Van Heuklon (1808-1885) were from Rotterdam, Netherlands. They came to America in 1847 with their children, and settled in Appleton, Wisconsin. Otto was one of the first pioneers to settle there. They had 18 children, and according to a newspaper clipping my grandmother gave me from 1983, I heard that there are over 1,000 decendants living in the midwest. Their son James, (my third great grandpa) served in the civil war. His wife (my third great grandmother) Mary Van Ooyen was born in Holland. Her parents John Van Ooyen, Antonia Steenis Van Ooyen, and grandparents Corniele and Julia Steenis were also born in the Netherlands.
Great to see your post.  I am researching the Steenis and Van Oyen families of Platte Co., NE.  Oren or Ora Van Oyen and Mary Steenis were both born in the Netherlands.  I have just started looking into these people.  Their daughter Bertha married Henry L. Thompson.  I have no idea where they were in Wisconsin before coming to Platte Co., Nebraska, perhaps Appleton.
Dutch ancestors can also be found on facebook
This group is for people interested in Dutch genealogy .
The Dutch are traveling the world since early 1500 and settled in many parts of the world.
Hopefully this site will help you find the ancestors that you are looking for.

We will supply handy links and have message/discussion boards where you can ask questions and share information.

Any questions or suggestions please let me know
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I joined the facebook group back in June of last year and recieved help from a genalogist with the result of multiple generations going back to the 1550s on my Van Heuklom ancestors and also my 4th great grandmother Cornelia going even further to the year 1500. It's an awesome group!

Genealogie Online is a website where Dutch genealogists can publish their genealogical data and images. With nearly 10 million records this is the largest of its kind in The Netherlands which can be searched freely.

The Dutch website Genealogie Online is now also available in English and German!
My Dutch ancestors are Joost Calelszen and Styntje Jans who married about 1655 in New Amsterdam. They used VanSyssen and my gggrandmother was Juliet Van Sise, b. 1818 in Brooklyn.
My maternal grandfather Jan Visser came to America in 1907 when he was 4 months old on the ship Statendam. He was born in Oud-Beijerland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands and finally settle in Sheldon, Iowa. My paternal grandfather Jan Rozeboom and his eight of his children came over to the U.S. around 1881 from Gelderland, Netherlands but I have not been able to find what ship brought them here. They settle around the Sioux Center, Iowa area. I also have ancesters from Friesland, Netherlands the De Graaf's, Zorgdrager, Cupido and De Vries families (just to name a few).
I have also used Google translate and if you use Mozilla Firefox browser you can install a translator add on.With Firefox It is easier just highlight and right click and click on IM translator and a window will open, then you just set the language you are translating from and to and click translate. with Google you copy and past.After you get the translation you can highlight and print or copy and paste to a word file.As far as I know You can only translate typed text and you have to be able to high light or copy and paste. It would be nice if there was a program that would read handwritten records like the dutch records and translate them, but that program would cost a bunch I bet.





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