January 8, 2019

International Week: Tuesday

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Today, we feature the French and Dutch Infographics plus highlight the exhibitors and speakers who can help you with researching and tracing French or Dutch ancestors.


If you are researching or looking for French ancestors, there will be a French genealogy presence in the Exhibition Hall with the following two exhibitors on hand to assist with enquiries.

Sygene is a solid alliance of professional genealogists, all sharing the same values. Their work covers various fields of law and history, from seeking heirs, ancestors or land to holding conferences. Every one of their members offers clients tailored and personalised services. Above all, being a Sygene member means giving clients real, guaranteed results. All of their members carry professional indemnity insurance, and within the scope of their specific remit, Sygene probate genealogists can offer their clients financial guarantees. Moreover, their members are aided in their work by a data protection officer, ensuring all their IT work conforms with France’s amended 6th January 1978 Data Protection law and regular internal checks ensure consistently high standards of service.

Sygene is also the co-founder and longstanding partner of the French Genealogists’ Union, the only body which unifies and officially represents the profession in France.

The Chamber of Professional Genealogists (PMB) was created in January 1997 by four genealogists and offers a wide range of genealogy services. Its network is comprised of genealogists, estate, land and family historians and archivists which allows it to respond to requests throughout France and in many foreign countries.

A founding member of the Genealogists of France (GF), the PMB ensures professional ethics and the quality of the services provided by its members.

Sophie Boudarel is a professional genealogist and will be delivering the following two talks.

Find your French ancestors (Friday 7 June 2019 at 1:30pm in Arena 4)

This talk will cover the various French sources available to research your French ancestors. The organization/localization of these records with special comments about Paris. It will also cover the role of online databases that can help you in your research.

Accessing your French ancestors online (Friday 7 June 2019 at 3:30pm in Arena 4)

This talk will show how to use French archive websites to access images and indexes available online and will also review the French regulations with regards to accessing records.

Book your tickets now to guarantee your place!

You can find the French Infographic below.


If it’s assistance with tracing Dutch ancestors that you are looking for, then look no further, there is a choice of two Arena Talks that will equip you with the knowledge you need to start or further your research.

John Boeren is a genealogy professional in the Netherlands with 30 years of experience. His genealogy business is called ‘Antecedentia.’ Services include genealogy and probate research, transcriptions and translations of documents, heritage trips, advice and mentoring, lectures and courses.

How to start your research in the Netherlands (Friday 7 June 2019 at 11:30am in Arena 4)

Many people have ancestors of Dutch origin. If you want to find your Dutch ancestors, you need to know how and where to search for their names. In this lecture you hear about the development of Dutch family names, the elements of a person’s name and the use of patronymics. This lecture also gives you an overview of the most important records and websites for genealogy in the Netherlands and teaches you how to search for Dutch names in genealogical databases.

Yvette Hoitink, CG® is a professional genealogist, writer, and lecturer from the Netherlands who specializes in researching Dutch ancestors. Her Dutch Genealogy website celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and has helped millions of people find their ancestors from the Netherlands.

Finding your Ancestors from the Netherlands (Saturday 8 June 2019 at 1:30pm in Arena 4)

Many Dutch vital records are available online and indexed. This presentation introduces the most important sources for researching ancestors in the Netherlands: civil registration records, population registers, church registers, and gives an overview of other available records. It also explains where to find these records online.

Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Keep scrolling for the Dutch Infographic.

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