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If you have Dutch ancestors, then this group is for you.

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Latest Activity: Dec 9, 2022

Welcome to the Dutch genealogy discussion group on Genealogy Wise

If you are new to this group, please leave a comment below introducing yourself and your Dutch ancestors. Feel free to leave a link to your genealogy website or to discuss your brick walls.

If you are new to Dutch genealogy I suggest you start by reading my article Trace your Dutch roots online, and then search Genlias, the database of Dutch birth, marriage and death records maintained by the Dutch archives.

Here are five resources to get you started:

If your ancestors are among the early Dutch settlers of New Netherland then you need these resources:

Discussion Forum

Who are your Dutch ancestors?

Started by Henk van Kampen. Last reply by anna trijntje de Boer Jul 8, 2020. 113 Replies


Started by John Evers. Last reply by Ada Peters May 16, 2015. 2 Replies

Early Dutch on Manhattan Island

Started by John Winner. Last reply by John Winner Nov 4, 2013. 6 Replies

Translating Civil Records?

Started by Amber Creix Prat. Last reply by Amber Creix Prat Sep 22, 2013. 2 Replies

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Comment by Genealolgy4life on April 1, 2019 at 9:43am

I am Amy Selby- from Australia.

My Maternal line is French and mostly Dutch.. 

I was told this line was german and holland decent.. and through my research I found no german only french for the Messmer direct line and and full dutch for the Stouten line.

I wasn't in a hurry to research it took a slow pace but it been fun to find out so much from my maternal line.

I started researching on my masculine line, parents divorced when I was young was taken to a new country, split off from the whole family, both sides.  The research was to help find find my self acceptance, understand the now by looking into the future.

I started that Journey in 1997 to research.. it has taught me alot.

Now I am looking for ways to form it in to some thing visual to share with my siblings, posting them on here has giving me a way to see it, from a different prospective, and altogether, in gathered research..

The cassel line I am stuck With

+ George Cassell 1803 KY-1854  & Mahala Tout.

He just disapears or dies.. most likely died she remarried. I have her new husband and the census, and war doc, for new husband and Jefferson Cassell.

whom after war, drop's the l.  Family Story goes with this.. it lines up.. but I can not connect George Cassell back to parents in Fleming County, Kentucky.  There is a family that claims the John in Harrison County, Indiana trying to look at the George they had was a different age then 1803, didn't line up, but they had on their page the two brother moved and John moved back. Closest link I found. Just a brick wall.


Dean, Jones, Murphy(Irish connection)

+ Francis D Parrish Marries Debra Smith

marriage certificate has fathers Francis Parrish & Elihu Smith.. 

this has more the one Parrish conection. Edwards, Miller, Allen.. more

My Dutch line

+ Janis Joost Stouten 1713 & Cornelia Beevesier 1716 Dreischor

+ George Messmer 1744 & Catherine Eyer 1747 Wingen (67510), Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France

In the Stouten Line.. I have Koopman, Hage, de Vos, Verloo, Dekker, Otte/Otten, van Oost, Bal, van der Laan, Karel, Casz/cats/Kas. there are more


Comment by Pieter Johannes Gysbert Eygelaar on January 6, 2019 at 4:26am

I am Pieter Eygelaar from Cape Town - South Africa. I am trying to trace my founding ancestor from Friesland. He was employd as a soldier on the Leviathan that left Amsterdam 1787. His name on the VOC register is Coenraad Eichelaar. He is listed in 1795 in Cape Town as Coenraad Frederik Eygelaar. Any help finding his birth date and parents (Leeuwarden in Friesland) would be greatly appreciated. 

Comment by Mary McLean Hoff on August 18, 2015 at 12:19pm

I have just joined the group and have documented by husband's descent form  Richard Hoff and Elizabeth Paulse/Powlson.  The earliest records I have for Richard are christening records from the DRC in Caughnawaga/Fonda, Montgomery, New York for his children Annaatje (1772), Jonathan (1774) and Abram/Abraham (1776 - my husband's 4x great-grandfather).  It appears he had older children as there is a Richard Hoff, Jr. associated with him in census, land, and military records for Montgomery County.  I am looking for pre-1770 records for him and his ancestors.  There are several online family trees connecting him with New Jersey origins and from there to a line back to Dutch immigrant Paulus Dirckse (Holland 1643/Brooklyn 1692).  I do not, however, see any documentation substantiating this connection.  All I have found is an 1895 SAR application from Francis Lewis Hoff asserting, without evidence, that "Richard Hoff, I am informed, came from New Jersey and bought a tract of land in Tryon Co. New York in 1774. . .".  I have a copy of that 1774 Tryon Co. deed but no actual evidence he came from New Jersey.   William Hoff, a descendant of Paulus Dirckse, did live in New Jersey in the early 1700's and had a son named Richard, but I find no dates or vital records relating to him.  Has anyone anything further on this line and/or any suggestions where I should look next to substantiate this possible connection?  Thanks in advance for any help--Mary Hoff

Comment by Bill Whitehead on June 14, 2015 at 10:10am

John:  It turns out that my great grandfather, Gerrit, had a brother John Doodeman who married Cornelia Koeman.  She was the daughter of Jacob Koeman and Trijntje Vriend.  Trijntje died (1869) and Jacob married Jantje Doodeman whose father was John's grandfather.

Comment by John Evers on June 13, 2015 at 9:50pm

Trijntje Koeman born 1816

Comment by Bill Whitehead on June 13, 2015 at 8:57pm

Yes, find a grave photo are my greatgranparents.  You've given me so much info, as I've tried to look at some of it I'm finding much new info to follow up.  Just found that my 2x great grandfather had a sister who was married twice and 2nd husband was Koeman and I know I've seen that name somewhere.

Comment by John Evers on June 13, 2015 at 8:41pm

yep Trijntje Bakker

Comment by John Evers on June 13, 2015 at 8:35pm
Comment by John Evers on June 13, 2015 at 8:29pm

your greatgrandfather was he born on 09 Oct 1859

Comment by John Evers on June 13, 2015 at 8:22pm

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