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     The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located in North-West Europe. It is a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy. The Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and water borders with Denmark, Norway and United Kingdom. The capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is The Hague.

     The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as Holland, although North and South Holland are actually only two of its twelve provinces (see terminology of "the Netherlands"). The word Dutch is used to refer to the people, the language, and anything pertaining to the Netherlands. This lexical difference between the noun and the adjective is an attribute of the English language that does not exist in the Dutch language. The adjective 'Dutch' is derived from the language that was spoken in the area, called 'Diets', which equals Middle Dutch.


The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

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McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Rapalje;  Trico

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families


Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families


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The map at the left shows, in red, the province (provincie) where we believe our Dutch ancestors came from before emigrating to America.     Additional information regarding the location, and description of this province is found below.  Also we have provided the surnames associated with each state.  Use this link to search out additional information regarding the persons within our three databases.

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North Holland

North Holland (Noord-Holland)

LOCATION: Country: Netherlands;  Coordinates/Map:  52°22′49″N 4°38′26″E

DESCRIPTION OF GEN-SITE(s):  North Holland (Noord-Holland) is a province situated on the North Sea in the northwest part of the Netherlands. The provincial capital is Haarlem and its largest city is Amsterdam. For most of its history, the modern-day province of North Holland was an integral part of Holland. From the 9th century to the 16th century, Holland was a county ruled by the counts of Holland. During this period an area known as West Friesland (now part of North Holland) was conquered and integrated into Holland. For centuries afterwards Holland would be officially called "Holland and West Friesland". The people of West Friesland had (and still have) a strong sense of identity as a region within Holland (and later North Holland).  From the 16th century to 1795, Holland was the wealthiest and most important province in the United Provinces in the Dutch Republic. As the richest and most powerful province, Holland dominated the union. During this period a distinction was sometimes made between the "North Quarter" (Noorderkwartier) and the "South Quarter" (Zuiderkwartier), areas that roughly correspond to the two modern provinces



LOCATION: Country: Netherlands;  Coordinates/Map:  




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·         Directory of Cities, Towns, & Regions in Netherlands

·         Netherlands Gazetteers (Family Search Wiki)

·         Kooperation-International: Gazetteer - Netherlands

·        Gazetteer - Netherlands

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Where in the World  are My Ancestors?

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important  as  their  names.   The LINK to

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·         The NetherlandsGenWeb Project


·         Naational Archief (National Archives)

·         Dutch Genealogical Society

·         Netherlands Genealogy Links

·         Cyndi's List - Netherlands / Nederland


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