Achterhoek Ancestors

This website contains a population reconstruction of Achterhoek families. The Achterhoek is the eastern part of the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. Most of the people in this tree come from Aalten, Bredevoort, Dinxperlo, and Winterswijk. This includes over 5,000 people who emigrated from the region to the United States in the 1800s.

This database was compiled by Yvette Hoitink over the course of 25 years. Especially for older work, not all information has been verified using original sources or documented according to modern standards. Please check the sources listed on each page to see the quality of the sources that were used and verify information from unreliable sources.

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