Manual for use of
To improve the
readability on the
screen, the font size can be adjusted. These buttons can be
found on the top grey-colored area. To increase the font
To reduce the
font size, click . To
return to the default font size,
For exploring the
occurrence of a
name in the database, click
Data". The following
overview will appear:
the column on the left hand side are presented both the "COMPLETE FILE"
(i.e. all genealogical data presented on this site), as well as separate family trees. Select in
which family tree to seach. The family tree to be
searched in is marked in black,
both in the left hand column as well as the text following
"Selected family tree" in the right hand column. In above example, the
Van Dam family tree is selected.
you do not know whether a name exists in one of the family trees listed,
always the Complete File, as all individual family trees are
in that file. Another possibility is selecting "All family trees" using
the search form. See also
Please note that first names, recorded in this database, are based
on names given by birth, not by calling
contains all data of all collected persons. In the
separated family trees are only data of persons that are related to
that particular family tree. Thus, data that are present in a
particular family tree are always tracable in the Complete File. The
oldest known forefather
is presented for
each family tree, as far this information is worked out on the
of the latest update of each database (both
the Complete File and
the separate family trees) is indicated in the right hand column.
for which no
separate family trees are presented, can be found in the Complete File.
This database contains more than 100 instances of surnames that appear
with more than 100 persons. Using "Advanced Search" in the Complete
enables searching for names that do not belong to a particular,
tree (within the presented database). Some families that are not
presented as separate genealogies, may therefore not be presented
the Names-Index in the
database is based on the American way of presenting names. In other
words, "van Dam" can be found under the letter "V", "de Beer" under the
letter "D". Entering a surname in the search field such as "van Dam"
be entered as "Dam" or "Dam, van", which is common in Dutch
areas. See example for use of use
of: before, after or ±
dates of genealogical data
appear often before, after or ±. Here follows a
short description for each of these terms.
When in the data
of birth) "before" is recorded, it means in almost all cases that the
birth dates of the parents is assessed, e.g. based on the date of birth
of the first known child, or the date of marriage of the parents. In
these cases is assumed that, in case of the birth of a
child or marriage
of parents, the parents were at least 20 years old. Obviously, these
approximations are only made when no other information was available.
When "after" is used in dates, generally in case of a date of death, it
is known from a particular source, that a person deceased after a
When ± is mentioned in a
date, then an
approximation of that date/year is meant. Generally in such cases, the
information is retreived from a certificate of marriage.
next to a name, shows all direct ancestors of the person in question
(descendancy chart), of course for as long available in the collected
data. A clear graphical presentation is shown.
shows descendants of the person in question. This feature is
limited to 2 generations for reasons of presentability.
next to a name, shows a consise presentation of all
It may be obvious that the blue buttons represent males,
red buttons represent females.