Project: Dutch Pre-1700 Project

Categories: Dutch Roots Project

The Dutch Pre-1700 Project is a project for WikiTreers interested in improving the profiles of early (Pre-1700) Dutch people and their descendants (Pre-1700).



The Dutch Pre-1700 Project is a project for WikiTreers interested in improving the profiles of early (Pre-1700) Dutch people and their descendants (Pre-1700). This project serves as a forum for researchers and descendants of all people born in the Netherlands so for everyone with Dutch Roots. Mission is to improve and add sources to all profiles belonging to the Dutch Pre-1700 Project.

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The Leader of this project is Bea Wijma.

To see our current members, check out the badge report.

To join the project:

  1. Ask Bea Wijma for the project badge.
  2. Add dutch_roots to your G2G tag feed followed tags to keep up with Project discussions and news
  3. Add your name and area or surnames of interest to the Dutch Roots Project Members page
  4. Check out the To-Do list below to find something to help us work on, and add yourself (or ask one of us to) to that task

Dutch Pre-1700 Project

  1. For all members working on the Dutch Pre-1700 project/ profiles, if you did'nt already of course, we need to ask you to first take the Pre-1700 Self-Certification quiz ! and please read this: Wikitree Pre-1700 Profiles
  2. Read the Dutch Roots Naming Convention! These conventions differ from WikiTree guidelines in the way prepositions are written in surnames and put in the name fields and the way patronyms are used as surnames.
  3. Here you can find more info about Dutch Patronymics and naming pattern and Patronymic Forms etc. see :movie about history of names/patronymics etc.
  4. If you have doubts or questions what to do, just ask for help/ some assistance here G2G Dutch Roots Project !
  5. When profiles are ready, so sourced, reviewed and improved, the template needs to be added, so the Dutch Roots Project template at the top of the Bio and the project collateral prospect template and unsourced, etc need to be removed. See: Dutch Roots Templates
  6. If you want Dutch Roots Project profiles PPP't , after you sourced and improved them: All you have to do is send the links of the profiles you'ld like to have PPP 't to the Project Coordinator Bea Wijma and she'll make sure they get PPP.
  7. For all profiles already added to any other project, always first ask in G2G what to do and whether they should/could be added to the Dutch Roots project or not !


Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the Dutch Roots Project are welcome, but here are some specific goals we are working towards:
  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number, unless the correct LNAB has a higher number
  2. Final ID locked, marking the profile as project protected (must be done by one of theLeaders), if the profile meets those requirements , see: point 6
  3. pertaining categories added
  4. templates added
  5. biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  6. Attached family meets these goals, too
  7. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the GFR for help)
Project members work together to improve these profiles and project-protect them to ensure that merges on these profiles are done in the right direction.


Ideeën of vragen?? / Ideas or questions ?? Hulp nodig ?? / Need Help ??
1. The Dutch Roots G2G is our way to communicate, it's very important all members participate and communicate here, so if you have ideas or questions, or something else related to the project please respond /add it at the Dutch Roots G2G and/or just try placing question your self , always tag dutch_roots and add profile ID or link if it's about a profile you request help for and chose category request for volunteers or requests for genealogy help , this way we all can discuss things, and or help others that need or ask for help with Dutch profiles. So please browse this G2G any time you're looking for a way to contribute to the Dutch Roots project. You are needed ! See: to do task list below for help requests !!
Don't know how ? See: Help page: About G2G

To-Do or Task List

"To participate in the project, we have a list of tasks that we need accomplished. To see details about the task, volunteer, participate in the discussion, or ask questions about it, click on the link, which will take you to the G2G Dutch Roots Project thread about the task. Be sure to post on that thread if you complete the task so we can take it off the list!"

1.Primary task for all Dutch Pre-1700 project members is to review/ improve/ source all of your own pre-1700 profiles of people who were born in the Netherlands and when finished (and if not yet categorized to/ templated by another project!) add the proper Dutch Roots Template or Category .
2. If you want your Dutch Roots Project profiles PPP't , after you sourced and improved them: All you have to do is send the links of the profiles you'ld like to have PPP 't to the Project leader Bea Wijma and she'll make sure they get PPP. If you have a good source for the LNAB and if profiles need to be PPP 't already, so before they are finished, you can also send links of these profiles .
3. If your profiles are ready and PPP't by the project you can add the project profile as manager and remove your self if you like (in case you have a lot of profiles and would like to reduce the amount of profiles you're managing , this way you know for sure the profile is taken care of and will be watched over by the project ) or just add the project profile as additional manager of course and stay manager your self as well.
4. No pre-1700 profiles and/or ready with your own ? For Dutch Pre-1700 profiles that need to be sourced/reviewed etc see: below
1.A primary hunting ground of profiles to be reviewed, discussed and sourced for possible inclusion in Dutch Roots, see: Project_Collateral-Prospect. If a new Pre-1700 profile is a good candidate for Dutch Roots, you should first add it to that Prospect category for review and add this template: {{Unsourced|Netherlands}} as well if there are no sources.
2.Maybe members could check the many Unknowns as well, sometimes all they need is the patronymic for last name to become known again. How? see above, if Unknowns seem possible candidates for the Dutch Roots Project, add them to the Project_Collateral-Prospect first so they can be reviewed, discussed and sourced.
3.Also here are some Dutch profiles that still need improvement, sources, sometimes still looking for the real parents etc. some of them now part of the NNS project New Netherland Ancestors and Nederlandse Profielen zonder bronnen /Dutch unsourced profiles
4.More pre-1700 Dutch profiles may be found in the Project_Collateral category. Those profiles have an existing PPP lock on the LNAB. But be cautious about adding them directly to Dutch Roots, because the previously chosen and protected LNAB may not conform to Dutch Roots guidelines.
For all profiles already added to any other project, always first ask in G2G what to do and whether they should/could be added to the Dutch Roots project or not, before adding the Dutch Roots Templates and only add the template to profiles that are somehow finished so with a short (or longer) Bio or contents with info and has proper sources.
And also very important keep it fun, it's not a job, no race to win, just a group of people volunteering and working together on this, doing our best to make all (Dutch) Wikitree profiles as accurate and nice as we possibly can. If you need help or advice just ask ,see part about G2G !
  • Use {{Unsourced|Netherland}} to find Dutch profiles that need sources and add them.


  • Hier kun je de : Dutch Roots Templates vinden Deze alleen toevoegen als een profiel voorzien is van bronnen en er verder ook goed uit ziet , dus de Bio en of contents voorzien van wat informatie, zo niet voeg dan ( Pre-1700 profielen) de project:collateral prospect template toe , die je hier kunt vinden: how to for the template
When is profile Template Ready ?
Wanneer is een profiel klaar om de Template toe te kunnen voegen ?
The template creates categories and categorizes all profiles as well, the main ones already are created, so by adding the template you can find the profiles here:
De template maakt categorieën en categoriseerd alle profielen ook meteen, de hoofdcategorieën zijn al gemaakt, dus na het plaatsen van de templates kun je hier de profielen vinden:
Category:Nederlanders voor 1700


  1. Acceptable sources list
  2. online archives /search engines
  3. Dutch Archives

Need some help from our Project ? Project Profile

To make sure projects can keep track of and watch over their PPP'd or other project profiles, we now have a Project Profile that's added to all Pre-1811 profiles. Here: Project Profiles, you can read what a Project Profile does and why it was created for the projects. We are still experimenting, but if members accept the invitation of the Project Profile, they will receive the Project Profile feed and this will make it easier for project members to participate, because by this feed they always will know what we are working on (where the action is) and can join and help as well. :)
For Project Members: If you have Dutch Roots Profiles that are finished, so sourced, improved and templated and or PPP'd, this is a possibility to either reduce the amount of profiles you're managing and be sure the profiles are taken care of and watched over by the project, or by adding the Project profile as additional manager to make sure we all can watch over the PPP'd and finished profiles you're managing.
For all Wikitree members: The project profile is added to all Dutch Pre-1811 profiles, we can do it for you, but if you are managing a lot of Dutch profiles, but just don't have enough time to work on them and get them finished, or you don't know where to start or find the proper sources for them, and if you really would like and could use some help sourcing and improving any of the Dutch Pre-1811 ones you're managing :
This is how you can add the Project Profile as manager:
1.Click the Privacy tab on these Dutch profiles.
2. In the Add to Trusted List section, enter: and press Add this Person
3. To add the Dutch Roots Project as manager: In the Trusted List section, select the link for to Add as Manager.
This way we can help and try to get them all finished and PPP'd if this is needed and maybe you would like to join the project as well ? see below :)

Related Projects and Groups

Project Sub-Pages

  1. Top level gateway Dutch Roots
  2. Dutch Roots Project
  3. Nederlands Portaal
  4. Dutch Pre-1700 Project
  5. Dutch 1700-1811 Project
  6. Nederlanders na 1811

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