Project: Portal World-The Netherlands

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Welcome to Portal World-The Netherlands Project
We work on creating a Portal or place for members from all over the World with 'Dutch Roots,' or with interest in the Netherlands where they can find information that's helpful for family tree research. Giving information related to Dutch Archives, translations of standard record texts, explanations of how to work on Dutch Profiles; and of course everything else you would like to see added or add yourself here or at one of the Country pages
The Portal World-The Netherlands is a Sub Project of the Project Netherlands and created by our former Project coordinator Melissa McKay.



Our Goal is to create a Portal or place for members from all over the World with 'Dutch Roots', or without the 'Roots' but interested in the Netherlands, where they can find everything that's helpful, fun or interesting, related to the Netherlands, assistance with Dutch Archives, translations of standard record texts, explanations of how to work on Dutch Profiles; and of course everything else you would like to see added, or would like to add yourself, here or at one of the Portal Country pages.

How to join

To join the Project you can add your WikiTree ID /name link + the country or Portal page(s) you are interested in to the list on the Portal World -The Netherlands Project
Members and Country Portals


  1. Work on adding contents with info, sources, or anything else you think might be interesting, fun or helpful for other members and yourself, related to the Netherlands and the Portal page(s) of the specific Country, subject or Portal pages you are co managing and working on.
  2. The Portal pages for the different Countries or subjects all are free space pages, ask to be added as manager or to the trusted list, of the Portal page or pages you are interested in, this way you can collaborate and communicate by posts and if you have some time and would like to help, add contents, info, sources or something else that might be interesting or helpful.
  3. If you would like to add something like translations of specific things, for example standard words or sentences used in Dutch records and need some help, just ask your Dutch colleagues, they all are happy to help. (go to Dutch Roots Forum and add tag dutch_roots to your question)
  4. Have fun, it's not a job or a race, so you all can work on this whenever you have a bit of spare time, feel like it or would like to work on something else for a change. :)
  5. If you feel a Portal page is getting too long, just let us know and we can look to see if perhaps a Project page could be created for it instead, or if we can add an extra free space page if that's more convenient.

Questions and Answers

Do you need help or have questions. Ask us via G2G.
  • Go directly to: G2G ASK or visit G2G Forum Portal World-the Netherlands Project and click on the [Post / Ask Question] tab
    or add an answer to the most recent or relevant Project G2G.
  • Add the tag World_Netherlands
  • Add the 'Profile ID' or 'link' 'in the appropriate box if the request for help related is to a profile.
  • Choose a category.
  • Type your question or comment into the text box and submit it.


  1. pages with specific subjects or info related to the Netherlands for members from different Countries ? Canada, Germany, Australia, England, USA, South Africa, etc.
  2. Tweetalige biografieën, originele Nederlandse tekst en een vertaling in de taal van de profielbeheerder. Bilingual biographies, original Dutch text as well as a translation into the language of the profile manager.

Portals Created

Hi all,
The contents of each Portal is of course determined by the the participants, so you can add whatever you feel might be helpful, fun or interesting, you can collaborate and communicate through posts or use G2G to iron out any differences. You don't need to ask me if it is okay to add anything, I am just going to referee if disputes come up. If you need a portal to be created or want to be added as manager or to the trusted list of one or several ones, please just let me know, many thanks in advance and have fun ! Melissa McKay

Below you can just pick the portal(s) that are most suited to your input. If what your adding doesn't fit under an existing heading, please create one. For each website link, we ask that you include a brief description of the contents or subject of the website.





United Kingdom

North America

South America

Everything about the Dutch and the Netherlands


Here you can find and add links to all kinds of subjects related to the Netherlands and the Dutch

Dutch History

In the history of the Low Countries, the Burgundian Netherlands (French: Pays-Bas Bourguignons, Dutch: Bourgondische Nederlanden, Luxembourgish: Burgundeschen Nidderlanden, Walloon: Bas Payis bourguignons) were a number of Imperial and French fiefs ruled in personal union by the House of Valois-Burgundy and their Habsburg heirs in the period from 1384 to 1482. The area comprised large parts of present-day Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as Luxembourg and parts of northern France.

Habsburg Netherlands is the collective name of Holy Roman Empire fiefs in the Low Countries held by the House of Habsburg and later by the Spanish Empire, also known as the Spanish Netherlands. The rule began in 1482, when after the death of the Valois-Burgundy duke Charles the Bold the Burgundian Netherlands fell to the Habsburg dynasty by the marriage of Charles's daughter Mary of Burgundy to Archduke Maximilian I of Austria.

Then known as Seventeen Provinces, they were held by the Spanish Empire from 1556, and are therefore also known as the Spanish Netherlands from that time on.

The Seventeen Provinces was a term applied to the Imperial states of the Habsburg Netherlands in the 16th century. They roughly covered the Low Countries, i.e. what is now Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg; plus most of the modern French department of Nord-Pas-de-Calais including Artois, French Flanders, and French Hainaut. Also within this area were semi-independent fiefdoms, mainly ecclesiastical ones, such as Liège, Cambrai and Stavelot-Malmedy.

The Seventeen Provinces arose from the Burgundian Netherlands, a number of fiefs held by the House of Valois-Burgundy and inherited by the Habsburg dynasty in 1482, from 1556 held by Habsburg Spain. Since 1512 the Provinces formed the major part of the Burgundian Circle. In 1581 the Seven United Provinces seceded to form the Dutch Republic.

The Dutch Republic, also known as the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands (Dutch: Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden), Republic of the United Netherlands, Republic of the Seven United Provinces (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Provinciën), the United Provinces (Verenigde Provinciën), Seven Provinces (Zeven Provinciën), Federated Dutch Provinces (Latin: Foederatae Belgii Provinciae), or the Dutch Federation (Belgica Foederata) was a republic in Europe existing from 1588 until 1795.

The Batavian Republic (Dutch: Bataafse Republiek; French: République Batave) was the successor of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. It was proclaimed on 19 January 1795, and ended on 5 June 1806, with the accession of Louis I to the throne of Holland. From October 1801 onward, it was known as the Batavian Commonwealth (Dutch: Bataafs Gemenebest). Both names refer to the Germanic tribe of the Batavians, representing both the Dutch ancestry and their ancient quest for liberty in their nationalistic lore. In early 1795, intervention by French revolutionary forces led to the downfall of the old Dutch Republic. The new Republic enjoyed widespread support from the Dutch population and was the product of a genuine popular revolution

The Kingdom of Holland (Dutch: Koninkrijk Holland, French: Royaume de Hollande) was set up by Napoléon Bonaparte as a puppet kingdom for his third brother, Louis Bonaparte, in order to better control the Netherlands. The name of the leading province, Holland, was now taken for the whole country. In 1807 Prussian East Frisia and Jever were added to the kingdom but in 1809, after a British invasion, Holland had to give over all territories south of the river Rhine to France.

The United Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Verenigd Koninkrijk der Nederlanden, French: Royaume uni des Pays-Bas) is the unofficial name given to the Kingdom of the Netherlands as it existed between 1815 and 1830. The United Netherlands was created in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars through the fusion of territories that had belonged to the former Dutch Republic, Austrian Netherlands, and Prince-Bishopric of Liège. The polity was a constitutional monarchy, ruled by William I of the House of Orange-Nassau. The polity collapsed in 1830 with the outbreak of the Belgian Revolution. With the de facto secession of Belgium, the Netherlands was left as a rump state and refused to recognise Belgian independence until 1839 when Treaty of London was signed, fixing the border between the two states and guaranteeing Belgian independence and neutrality as the Kingdom of Belgium.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden; pronounced [ˈkoːnɪŋkrɛik dɛr ˈneːdərlɑndə(n)] Papiamento: Reino Hulandes), commonly known as the Netherlands, is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with the large majority of its territory in Western Europe and several small islands in the Caribbean Sea, in the West Indies islands (Leeward Islands and Lesser Antilles).

Important Links

  • The Netherlands Genealogy. Guide to Netherlands ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
  • The Dutch Roots Project. Information and assistance to all Wikitreeërs in finding ancestors from the Netherlands.

Dutch Profiles

Member's Favorite Non Country Specific Links


  • Immigrant Passenger List Project If you have a Dutch background and are living in Canada or the US, you and your family can be part of "Project I Remember". This project is about creating a comprehensive story of the people who crossed over from the Netherlands into North America.


  • Holland America Line Emigrant Ships Tiles Simular to the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines complimentary gift of small ceramic replicas of historical houses, Holland America Line hands out ceramic Delft Blue tiles in various forms and shapes, as part of their Mariner Society Rewards Program. Since there is no accurate administration, it was not exactly known how many different tiles have been produced on behalf of Holland America Line. For the last 60 years the majority of the ceramic tiles have been manufactured by Royal Goedenwaagen-Gouda in Nieuw-Buinen, The Netherlands.


  • Wikipedia - Dutch East India Company The Dutch East India Company (Dutch: Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie abbreviated to VOC), was a publicly tradable corporation that was founded in 1602 and became defunct in 1799. It was originally established as a chartered company to trade with India and Indianized Southeast Asian countries when the Dutch government granted it a 21-year monopoly on the Dutch spice trade. The VOC was an early multinational corporation in its modern sense. The VOC was the first company in history to issue bonds and shares of stock to the general public, on an official stock exchange making it the world's first listed public company. The VOC was influential in the rise of corporate-led globalization in the early modern period. With its pioneering institutional innovations and powerful roles in world history, the company is considered by many to be the first major modern global corporation, and was at one stage the most valuable corporation ever.
  • Wikipedia - Dutch West India Company Dutch West India Company (Dutch: Geoctroyeerde Westindische Compagnie, Dutch pronunciation: [ɣəʔɔktroːˈjeːrdə ʋɛstˈɪndisə kɔmpɑˈɲi] or Dutch: GWIC; English: Chartered West India Company) was a chartered company (known as the "WIC") of Dutch merchants as well as foreign investors. Among its founders was Willem Usselincx (1567–1647).[1] On June 3, 1621, it was granted a charter for a trade monopoly in the Dutch West Indies by the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands and given jurisdiction over Dutch participation in the Atlantic slave trade, Brazil, the Caribbean, and North America. The area where the company could operate consisted of West Africa (between the Tropic of Cancer and the Cape of Good Hope) and the Americas, which included the Pacific Ocean and the eastern part of New Guinea. The intended purpose of the charter was to eliminate competition, particularly Spanish or Portuguese, between the various trading posts established by the merchants. The company became instrumental in the largely ephemeral Dutch colonization of the Americas (including New Netherland) in the seventeenth century. From 1624-1654, the WIC held Portuguese territory in northeast Brazil, but they were ousted from Dutch Brazil following fierce resistance.
  • Wikipedia - Holstein Friesian cattle Holstein Friesians (often shortened to Holsteins in North America, while the term Friesians is often used in the UK) are a breed of dairy cattle originating from the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Friesland, and Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany and Jutland. They are known as the world's highest-production dairy animals. The Dutch and German breeders bred and oversaw the development of the breed with the goal of obtaining animals that could best use grass, the area's most abundant resource. Over the centuries, the result was a high-producing, black-and-white dairy cow. With the growth of the New World, markets began to develop for milk in North America and South America, and dairy breeders turned to the Netherlands for their livestock.


We Relate Pages


Gateway Ancestors to Dutch Nobility

The following people and their accompanying profiles provide some of the many links to Dutch and European nobility. To see if you are a descendant of any of them, simply use the Relationship Finder. If you find you are a descendant you will be able to look backward through their ancestral lineages minimally to the Holy Roman Emporer Charlemagne Charlemagne Carolingian 0747 - 0813. They are listed in order, from those who lived more recently till the most distant Charlemagne Carolingian.

Marrigje Huijgsdochter van Muijlwijck,
Huijg Aertszoon van Muijlwijck,
Arent Coenszoon van Muijlwijck,
Coenraad Peterszoon van Muijlwijck,
Pieter Adriaensz van Muijlwijck,
Adriaan van Muijlwijc,
Theunis van Muijlwijck,
Pieter Matthijsz van Muijlwijck,
Matthijs Rutgerszoon van Muijlwijck,
Rutger Gerritszoon van Muijlwijck,
Gerrit Janszoon van Muijlwijck,
Matthijs Rutgerszoon van Muijlwijck,
Willem Nicolaesz van Muijlwijck,
Nicolaes Janszoon van Muijlwijck van der Merwede,
Jan Adriaenszoon van der Merwede,
Adriaen Danielszoon van Clootwijck,
Daniel van der Merwede IV ,
Daniel Danielsz van der Merwede III,
Daniel Danielsz II "Heer van Merwede" van der Merwede, Adelheid van Voorne,
Dirk (Dirk I) "Heer van Voorne" van Voorne ,
Hadewich Florisdochter "Hedwig" van Voorne formerly van Holland ,
Floris (Floris II) "de Vette, the Fat" van Holland,
Theodore (Dirk V) "Count of West-Frisia, Count of Holland" formerly van Holland ,
Floris (Floris I) "Count of Holland, Florent" de Holland formerly Holland,
Othelendis de Holland formerly van Sachsen,
Bernhard (Bernhard I) "Duke of Saxony" Sachsen formerly Billung,
Hildegard Sachsen formerly van Westerburg,
Cunégonde "Kunigunde, Kunnegunde" de Hainaut, Irmtrud (Ermentrude) Friesland formerly Carolingian,
Louis (Louis II) "le Bègue, King of the West Franks, King of West Lotharingia, King of Aquitaine" de France formerly Carolingian,
Charles (Charles II) "le Chauve, the Bald, King of the West Franks, Emperor of the West Franks" of France formerly Carolingian,
Hludowic (Louis I) "der Fromme, le pieux, emperor, King of the Aquitainians" of France formerly Carolingian,
Charlemagne Carolingian.

Dutch Archives and sources

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