Welcome to my genealogy website. I started this website to publish the results of my genealogy research. I am especially interested in the Dutch families van Kampen (Hilversum) and Pardoen (The Hague). Other names include Melessen (Groningen), Coppens (Rotterdam), Wiesenekker (Huizen), Houthuijzen/Houthuijs (Hilversum), Koopman (Texel) and Moerman (Rotterdam).
Not all the information is available in English (yet), but if you have any questions, or need anything translated, don't hesitate to contact me.
You can read more about my ancestors on my blog, Roots. If you want to find out more about your own Dutch ancestors, read Trace your Dutch roots: The Dutch genealogy guide.
Henk van Kampen
Lourens van Kampen lived in Hilversum in the early 18th century. Most of his descendants worked in the weaving-mills of Hilversum.
Paulus Pardoen was a chair-maker who lived in The Hague between 1747 and 1823.
Henk van Kampen was born in 1912 in Hilversum, and died in 1997, also in Hilversum. Most of his ancestors lived in this area.
Theo Pardoen was born in Utrecht in 1914. He died in Groningen in 1978. His ancestors lived all over the country.
Albert Melessen was born in Grootegast in 1886, and died in 1965 in Amsterdam. Most of his ancestors lived in Groningen.
Jo Coppens was born in Rotterdam in 1905. She died in 1949 in Rotterdam. Her ancestors lived in Rotterdam, Noord-Brabant and Flanders.
Mietje Houthuijzen (1888-1945) was born in Hilversum. She lived in Amsterdam from her marriage in 1913 until her death in 1945. Her ancestors lived in Hilversum.
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