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Portal World-The Netherlands-Germany

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Date: 9 Dec 2017 [unknown]
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Portal World-The Netherlands-Germany

Project: Dutch Roots/Dutch_Portal_World-The_Netherlands and Germany Project

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-Germany connection, where they can find everything that's helpful or interesting.



The Netherlands and Germany have many things in common. They share a border, the German and Dutch languages both come from low german.

Notable People

An important factor in Dutch-German relations is the fact that William the Silent, Prince of Orange – leader of the Dutch Revolt and Vader des Vaderland of the Netherlands – belonged to the German House of Nassau. [1]

Immigration and Emigration

Around 164,000 Dutch people currently reside in Germany.

Dutch Settlements

Dutch Companies

Dutch Organizations

The Netherlands under German Occupation during World War II

One of the darker, if not the darkest chapter, in Durch/German relations is the German occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War.

Overview / Introduction

Categories on WikiTree

Grafschaft Bentheim Sources

Landkreis Grafschaft Bentheim (Re)sources: "Nestled into a corner of the provinces of Overijssel and Drenthe in the Netherlands, historically Grafschaft Bentheim shares more with Dutch culture than German. Many people who lived here are listed at the following site:
the Grafschaft Bentheim one place Study " (to add people to this one place study, so if you have ancestors that were born or living in Bentheim, you can just add:

[[Category: Grafschaft Bentheim (Kreis), One Place Study]] this category at the top of their profiles.


  1. Wikipedia contributors. (2019, March 13). Germany–Netherlands relations. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:17, March 18, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Germany%E2%80%93Netherlands_relations&oldid=887519382

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Thank you Melissa for adding me to the trusted list


Pfff adding memory.... grrr!

Thank you Kylie,

Please ask if need help at anything. Not sure I can be of help but I will try anyway.

CONGRATS all! This looks great.

I know you will be of great help. Thank you. As I do check ins people are telling me their research interests so we may have more people joining this "team" hopefully. :-)
posted by Kylie Haese
And if you can add any information to the page please do so. I like collaboration especially for pages like this. Feel free to edit and contribute anything you think is important Astrid.
posted by Kylie Haese
Why did you delete your other post, or memory? That was good. Especially for others who come to the page and see it and share aswell.
posted by Kylie Haese
Kylie I posted my reply at memories by mistake. :)
Thanks Bea,

Much appreciated.


posted by Kylie Haese
Hi girls,

Added links for the Bentheim one name study and for the Grafschaft Bentheim (re)sources page Bertram has been working on, so everyone can find it here as well. Germany and especially German (re)sources are much harder to find for members so if members have ancestors that moved to the Netherlands or were born or died in places that at some point were part of the Netherlands and later German or the other way around (with all the wars going on over the centuries things often changed) it's great to have a place where members can find sources. :)

Greets and hugs from the Netherlands,

Bea x

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma