Please visit the main genealogy page, and from there more genealogy.
This report has been prepared by Dave Pane-Joyce. Bobbi Schirado, his sister, has done the original research on the more recent generations and Dave, her brother, the research on the more remote generations.
Ancestor table for Wilhelmina Cornelia Hamelink (1891-1986).
Some ancestor charts.
Surname Index for the report
Individual index for the report:
Sources for the report
Sources for Dutch genealogy resources on the web.
You can access the records in either English or Dutch. If you want English, choose it first by clicking on "English" in the upper right corner. Then all the links will be in English.
Learn how to enter a query to get just what you want. That will take some experience. If you know the province or town, then you can restrict the search to exclude unwanted results, but sometimes you don't know, or perhaps you're interested in two or more provinces, so you can't restrict the search. Learn how to use patronymics. In the early period some families didn't have surnames, so use the patronymic in place of a surname, but many did, and the combination of surname and patronymic can help restict your search to make it more manageable. Also, restrict the range of years to get only relevant replies.
Once you've got a long list of replies, it's sorted it by year, but you can have it resorted by some other field if you like
Sometimes you don't get some records you want, so you can enter just the beginnings of names and mark the "beginning with" checkbox. This can be very important since endings of names are quite variable. No doubt, you'll get too much, but at least you'll have what you want.
A lot of the records are the same ones you can find at GenLias, but, of course, only the records of Zeeland are at the Zeeuws Archief. Usually, a little more of the original record is transcribed into the Zeeuws Archief, namely, occupations and other notes, so if you know it's Zeeland you want, you'll probably want to start with the Zeeuws Archief.
The modifications to the queries you can make at the Zeeuws Archief are useful, so take a little time to see just how to use them. For one thing, you can add an exclamation point to a surname to pick up similar names (something like soundex equivalents). For instance, if you enter "Keukelaar" for a surname, that's all you'll get, but if you enter "Keukelaar!" you'll also get Quakkelaar, Kwakkelaar, and even Kögeler, and some of those others might be the ones you're looking for.
Created 5 Aug 2011 with the help of
Reunion, from Leister Productions, Inc.