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Frisian & Friesland Genealogy

My husbands and my ancestors are all from the Dutch province called Friesland. We still speak Frisian and are proud of our Frisian heritage. I hope to share helpful links and resources to find your Frisian Roots.

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Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2021

Through the years my best resource for researching my Frisian roots has been
TRESOAR - Fries Historisch en Letterkundig Centrum
I can research my ancestors in these Frisian archives for free.

Discussion Forum

The Best Frisian Genealogy Links

Started by Elisabeth Nieuwhof. Last reply by Paul May 25, 2012. 5 Replies

Wher to find your Frisian ancestors online.

Tags: links, genealogy, roots, frisian

Online Resources ??

Started by Elisabeth Nieuwhof Aug 11, 2009. 0 Replies

I am doing some family research for my sister-in-law, whose ancestors are from Friesland as well.Her grandparents names were Wolter Bonnema and Aaltje van der Heide.According to Graftombe - Wolter…Continue

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Comment by Karla Reimers-Archuleta on July 9, 2011 at 3:42pm
I have the surnames DIRKSEN and SARTORIUS from Moordorf.
Comment by Sande Meyer Smith on June 22, 2011 at 8:25pm
Roz, Thanks to this group and the Dutch genealogy group I am at last finding my family.So far they are all from Friesland our family names are Meyer,VanKampen,Haitsma,Bylsma . Have a good time!
Comment by Sylvia Binch-Talma on June 22, 2011 at 5:41pm

Hi Roz,

I sent you a private message about the website yesterday. Did you receive this ?

Kind regards,


Comment by Roz Thompson-Van Eeden on June 22, 2011 at 5:29pm

There are also surnames Westra, De Boer, Haarsma coming down the female lines. If only women kept their own names!!! 

The Meyer is a Wiebe Meyer who married into the family.

I am looking forward to the trip and a highlight will be a trip to the Leeuwarden Museum to see what I can find.

Comment by Sande Meyer Smith on June 22, 2011 at 4:57pm
roz have a great time in Friesland that is my wish to go there someday. The only family I know anything about on your list is Meyer.
Comment by Roz Thompson-Van Eeden on June 22, 2011 at 4:24pm

I apologise for sending a message regarding my research on the descendents of Tjeerd Jacob Vellinga to all members, I was intending to post it as a comment but am not familiar with the site and used the wrong connection.

I am sorry if this has created annoyance.


Comment by Sande Meyer Smith on June 21, 2011 at 8:01pm
My name is Sande Meyer Smith I have been researching my family tree but hit a dead end.I hope you can help ALL of my ancestors come from Friesland paternal and maternal sides.I can't get past where they immigrated to the US .The names I am researching are Meyer,VanKampen, Cook,Waardenberg,Haitsma and Bylsma.Any suggestion or help would be appreciated!
Comment by Gwynn Socolich on October 12, 2009 at 8:35pm
Looking for descendants of Kramer and DeYoung from Het Bildt and I have already found alot of information in TRESOAR. My ancestors are Christiaan DeYoung and Sytske Kramer of St. Jacobiparochie, Het Bildt, Friesland, Netherlands.
Comment by Anja van Steel on October 11, 2009 at 10:30pm
My mother's family originate from Frielsand. just to name a few surnames linked to my mother's family - Wiebenga, Boelens

Any help or links greatly appreciated.

Baars,Theodora Johanna - 1880
Bakker, aukje - 1833
Boelens,Boeles Oedzes - back to 1730's
Jong, Sipke Or Cyprianus De - 1800
Kiewied, Trientje - 1846
Koopmans, Gerben Hijltjes - 1756
Meij, Janke Hiddes Van Der - 1815
Meijer, Yke Pieters - 1786
Metz, Foppe Meinderts - 1787
Molenaar, Cornelis Jans - 1826
Mosterman, Jan Piers - 1733
Oud, Jan T. - 1886
Rinsma, Klaas Oebeles - 1796
Scheltema, Schelte Jans - 1806
Swart, Hendrik Mennis - 1781
Mindelt/Wiebenga, N.N. (Wiebenga) - 1650
Wiebenga, Pieter Wiebes - 1768
Wybes, Gerben - 1720
Zwart, Barend Hendriks - 1812
Comment by Elisabeth Nieuwhof on September 12, 2009 at 4:01pm
Thanks Sylvia! That is very interesting. I actually read about that today, while visiting Pilgrims Hall, Plymouth Rock and some other historical sites in Massachusetts. We read that Henry Hudson was set adrift with his son and some other crew on the sea and was never seen again. Very interesting and a great piece of information, Greetings from Plymouth.

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