Columns Projects

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 […]

Projects

Unbordered: the search for Adolf Lempert

Andrew Evans approached us in June 2016 because he was looking for information regarding his maternal grandfather. He had few details, and research was complicated because his grandfather not only lived in several countries, he also used different family names. Two and a half years later, he used all the documents he found to create […]

Heritage Trips Projects

Item on a bucket list

How does it feel to walk around in the house where your great-grandfather lived before he emigrated to the United States? Rich Appeldoorn knows exactly how it feels: “Getting us access to the home/café was wonderful. It gave me a new perspective on how my ancestors lived in Holland.”Rich asked me for help with his […]