Dutch term – Oplopend and Aflopend

Oplopend means ascending, aflopend means descending. You may come across the terms in search genealogical search pages, to sort the results.

West-Fries Archief search form

Search form at the West-Fries Archief website, allowing you to sort by date

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


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