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

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Latest Activity: Aug 7

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

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Early Dutch on Manhattan Island 6 Replies

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Comment by Barbara Davis on July 11, 2009 at 7:54pm
My Dutch ancestors came to West Michigan from Goes and Friesland in 1848 with surnames Benjaminse and VandenBosch and later on the Decker and Van Dyke families. I found the site www.zeeuwengezocht.nl very helpful in tracing their ancestors.
Comment by Brian Zalewski on July 11, 2009 at 10:24am
My Dutch ancestors came from Zeeland. Mainly surnames Van Parijs/Van Price, Krebbeks. After that they seem to be traced into Belgium.
Comment by Paula Hinkel on July 9, 2009 at 2:22pm
The Dutch lines I'm following are much more recent - Breitner, Rapmund, Vriezelaar, Herwehe, Douma, Hendriks, Gortmans, Barth, Jaeger, Girod, Soest. I have found GenLias to be a goldmine.
Comment by Jeanie DiLeonardo on July 9, 2009 at 2:19pm
My Dutch immigrant ancestor was Jan Mangelse, son of Mangel Rol. Jan came to Beverwyck (Albany), New Netherlands (New York) in 1655. The family became known as the Roll family in subsequent generations.
Comment by Myra Vanderpool Gormley on July 9, 2009 at 2:09pm
My Dutch ancestors were among the early settlers of New York and New Jersey in the 1600s and intermarried with French, German, Norwegian lines. Surnames include v.d.Poel (Vanderpool); Ver Plank, De Hooges, Post, Weibling, Vinje, Bradt and Cueviller. I enjoy reading about New Netherland and hope to learn more about these families.
Comment by Cheryle Hoover Davis on July 8, 2009 at 3:01pm
My ancestors came through Holland, stayed for a few generations, then went on to America in 1634...they were settlers of Niew Amsterdam (later became New York).

Among their names are: DeForest, DeCoursey (Corsi/Corsa/Corsaw/Corszen, etc.), Van Oblinis, Decker, Van Garden, Cray, Van Campen, Christiaens, and Gerrits.
 

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