Portal World-The Netherlands-Indonesia or Dutch East Indies

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Portal World-The Netherlands-Dutch East Indies

Project: Dutch Roots/Dutch_Portal_World-The_Netherlands

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-Dutch East Indies connection, where they can find everything that's helpful or interesting.

Dutch East Indies



Notable People

Immigration and Emigration

Pedigree research commissioned
Dutch families
Dutch-Indian families
Dutch-Jewish families
Make the Civil Registry of the Dutch East Indies accessible
Publication of own genealogical projects with a region as a starting point.

Dutch Settlements

  • Wikipedia - Dutch East Indies The Dutch East Indies (or Netherlands East-Indies; Dutch: Nederlands(ch)-Indië; Indonesian: Hindia Belanda) was a Dutch colony consisting of what is now the Republic of Indonesia. It was formed from the nationalised colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800. During the 19th century, the Dutch possessions and hegemony were expanded, reaching their greatest territorial extent in the early 20th century. This colony was one of the most valuable European colonies under the Dutch Empire's rule, and contributed to Dutch global prominence in spice and cash crop trade in the 19th to early 20th century. The colonial social order was based on rigid racial and social structures with a Dutch elite living separate from but linked to their native subjects. The term Indonesia came into use for the geographical location after 1880. In the early 20th century, local intellectuals began developing the concept of Indonesia as a nation state, and set the stage for an independence movement.

Dutch Companies

Dutch Organizations



  • WIkipedia - Royal Netherlands East Indies Army The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger; KNIL) was the military force maintained by the Netherlands in its colony of the Netherlands East Indies (also known as the Dutch East Indies), in areas that are now part of Indonesia. The KNIL's air arm was the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force. Elements of the Royal Netherlands Navy were also stationed in the Netherlands East Indies. The KNIL was formed by royal decree on 14 September 1814. It was not part of the Royal Netherlands Army, but a separate military arm specifically formed for service in the Netherlands East Indies. Its establishment coincided with the Dutch drive to expand colonial rule from the 17th century area of control to the far larger territories constituting the Dutch East Indies seventy years later


  • Wikipedia - Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force (Militaire Luchtvaart van het Koninklijk Nederlands-Indisch Leger, ML-KNIL) was the air arm of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) from 1939 until 1950. It was an entirely separate organisation from the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The unit was founded in 1915 as the "Test Flight Service" (Proefvliegafdeling-KNIL, PVA-KNIL). In 1921 it became the "Aviation Service" (Luchtvaartafdeling-KNIL, LA-KNIL), before finally receiving the designation of ML-KNIL on 30 March 1939. In 1950, following Dutch recognition of Indonesian independence, its bases and facilities were handed over to the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU).

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My husbands ancestor was Johannes Fohr born 1861 in Utrecht The Netherlands who died in 1889 Panten Perak
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