Questions tagged [netherlands]

For questions about ancestors and records in the Netherlands (commonly known as Holland). This includes previous political entities within the geographical boundaries of the present-day Netherlands, such as the Dutch Republic, Batavian Republic, the Kingdom of Holland, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Deciding between two competing theories - who am I anyway?

My great(5)-grandfather Daniel Cooper arrived in the US around 1695 (maybe he was born here, maybe born at sea), and while his descendants are relatively well documented, nothing is known for sure ...
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Does the name “Geerkens” have a meaning in either old Dutch or German (possibly related to “gherkins”)?

The source of my interest is likely obvious. The name itself is much more common in Belgium than in Netherlands though my ancestry on that side is from Schiedam, outside Rotterdam. I include German as ...
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Translating 1612 Dutch marriage record

This 1612 marriage record from Leyden is for my 10x great-grandparents George Morton and Juliana Carpenter, both born in England. Sadly, my Dutch is limited to guessing based on my poor German, and ...
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Where can I find a Dutch record of birth for Louis Edward Schaap?

I'm looking for a birth or civil record for Louis Edward Schaap. He was supposedly born in 'Holland' in abt 1845 according to the 1871, 1881 and 1891 UK Census. He married Clara Matilda Bish in 1876 ...