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John Boeren

How to Start Your Research in the Netherlands

Many Canadian families have Dutch roots. If you want to find your Dutch ancestors, you need to know how and where to search for their names. In this lecture you hear about the development of Dutch family names, the elements of a person’s name, the use of patronymics. This lecture also gives you an overview of the most important records and websites for genealogy in the Netherlands, and teaches you how to search for Dutch names in genealogical databases.