Quick tip – Search Family Papers First

When you’re researching a line, first check what records might be available in your family.

When I was researching my grandfather Johannes Marijnissen, my mother had several interesting records about him:

  • an old passport,
  • his marriage booklet,
  • military discharge papers,
  • an extract of his death record,
  • and family photos.

Since my grandfather was born less than 100 years ago, theseĀ  family papers provided information that would not have been available to me otherwise.

Passport of Jan Marijnissen

Passport of Jan Marijnissen

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.

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