Quick tip: regional costumes

Woman wearning a traditional hat with ear irons

Dutch emigrant woman in New York

Do you have pictures of an ancestors in regional costume? Small variations in the headgear, color or patterns of the costume will tell an expert where he or she came from. From the elaborate ear-irons in Friesland and Zeeland to the dotted fabrics in northern Overijssel, different styles tell their own stories. How long did your ancestors continue to wear these costumes?

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She has been doing genealogy for 20 years. Her expertise is helping people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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