Dutch Genealogy Services

Looking for your ancestors from the Netherlands? Yvette Hoitink is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands who does research throughout the country. Read about our services, fees, and example projects or read testimonials by clients like you.

If you want to learn more about researching Dutch ancestors, make sure to read the blog.

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Grandpa at the Willem III Barracks

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor? Generation 3: Johannes Marijnissen

This is the fourth post in a series about my possible line of descent from Eleanor of Aquitaine. In the first post, I explained how I discovered the possible line, and how I am going to verify it one generation at a time. In the last post, I proved that my mother was the daughter of Johannes […]

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Population Register Breda 1918-1937

Advice Association of Municipalities: Take Family Cards Offline

Last week, I recommended downloading population registers from the 1900s while you can. This week, the Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeentes [Society of Municipalities in the Netherlands] issued an official recommendation to archives and municipalities to take the family cards for the period 1921-1940 offline, followed by the advice of the archives association BRAIN to limit […]

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Dutch Genealogy News for January 2018

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Sources Notarial records of Tilburg from 1926-1935 (except wills) and all the public notarial records of Oosterhout from 1612 to 1935 are now available at the Regional Archives Tilburg website. Church records of various municipalities in Limburg […]

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Jan and Els on a bike

Was Eleanor of Aquitaine my Ancestor? Generation 2: Els Marijnissen

This is the third post in a series about my possible line of descent from Eleanor of Aquitaine. In the first post, I explained how I discovered the possible line, and how I am going to verify it one generation at a time. In the last post, I proved that I am indeed the daughter of […]

Military recruits showing name signs

My Personal Genealogy Goals for 2018

Most of my genealogy time is spent on client projects, but one of my resolutions for 2018 is to spend some time on personal projects as well. All my projects give me inspiration for blog posts, lectures, or articles, so even time spent on personal projects helps my business. I have several personal goals for […]

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Quick tip – Register for the NGS conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan now

The National Genealogical Society Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan (2-5 May 2018) will feature several Dutch topics. Dutch Genealogy’s Yvette Hoitink will be there as a speaker. Register now for a chance to meet other people with Dutch roots and to learn more about tracing your Dutch ancestors, and many other topics. For […]

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Painting of a family

Dutch term – Gezin

A gezin is a nuclear family, consisting of a couple and their children. Other family members who lived in the same household can be considered part of the gezin too.