Quick tip: WieWasWie now available in English

WieWasWie logoWieWasWie (WhoWasWho) is the most comprehensive genealogical database in the Netherlands. Archives in all the provinces participate in this website to publish indexes and sometimes even scans of their records. Up until now, WieWasWie was only available in Dutch but an English version is now available.

>>Go to the English version of WieWasWie<<

When using the English version, keep in mind that the actual contents of the database are not translated. For example, occupations will be in Dutch. View a list of common occupations with their English translations or use a translator like Google Translate.

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. Evan D. cuperus says

    It’s not so much that I’m looking for ancestors as I’m looking for existing family. I’ve been able to make connections with the families of my grandfather Pieter Moerman’s siblings, but I have not found any descendants of Hendrikus Hermanus Uiterwijk and his wife Adriana Uiterwijk. From what I’ve found there were 4 or 6 children, the oldest being Roelof (Moerman) Uiterwijk. My 3rd/4th cousins in the Netherlands have long lost contact with this branch of the family. Is there any way of finding some connection? I can be contacted at evan.cuperus@att.net .

    • Hi Evan,
      Dutch privacy laws are very strict, so information about living people is hard to come by. I recommend searching websites with online trees to see if one of your cousins happens to be interested in genealogy and built a tree, for example at GenealogyOnline or MyHeritage. If you know their names and where they live, you can try the Phone book.

  2. >>Go to the English version of WieWasWie

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