Dutch genealogy database online

Many of you have been asking me to put the results of my own genealogical research online. I’ve done just that: almost my entire database is available from the family trees link in the horizontal menu.

Some statistics

Aalten, Bredevoort, Dinxperlo, Winterswijk genealogy pages

  • The database features over 55,000 people.
  • Most of them are from Winterswijk, Aalten, Bredevoort and Dinxperlo.
  • The database includes over 6,000 emigrants to the United States and their families.
  • The database roughly covers the 1500-1900 period. To protect the privacy of the living, more recent information has been excluded.
  • The earliest person is Henrick Roerdynck, born about 1420.
  • The most prolific person is Egbert Mierdinck. He’s the ancestor of over 4,000 people in the database. I’ve never met someone from Winterswijk who is not a descendant of his. I’ve challenged many Winterswijkers to find me the exception, but was always able to trace the ancestry back to the Mierdinck family.
About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She has been doing genealogy for almost 25 years. Her expertise is helping people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


  1. Jim van der voort says:

    I found a bunch of family crest imprints and would like to know who I can talk to about them and any history they may have. Thanks

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