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Learn about Dutch genealogy

We have created the perfect help for you! The Dutch Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide contains valuable research strategies to help you find your Dutch ancestors. This handy 8-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.Legacy also offers a webinar called ‘Help, They Are Dutch! Tracing Your Ancestors in the Netherlands‘.

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Descendants of Rembrandt

This year we celebrate the anniversary of the death of one of the most famous Dutch painters, Rembrandt van Rijn. He died on 4 October 1669, thus 350 years ago. Anniversaries like this, especially of internationally known persons, are celebrated with lots of special activities. Not less than nineteen exhibitions are scheduled, in cities like […]

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Stories help us remember

On 27th January, people all over the world remember the day in 1945 when Russian troupes liberated the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. In November 2005, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan proclaimed this day Holocaust Memorial Day. Yesterday, people in Amsterdam gathered in the town hall and then walked silently to a memorial in Wertheimpark. This […]

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Railroad Employees

Utrecht Archives have launched a new database, perfect for genealogists with Dutch ancestors! It contains personal details of almost 100,000 employees of Dutch railroad companies between 1836 and 1920. The database is available for free! Historical context The first railroad in the Netherlands was opened in 1839 and connected Amsterdam and Haarlem. Between 1842 and […]