Ontdek je Roots - Introductie op het Indisch Oud-Paspoortarchief <sup></sup>

Ontdek je Roots - Introductie op het Indisch Oud-Paspoortarchief

Who am I, where do my ancestors come from? What have they experienced, what were their lives like? Many people ask themselves these kinds of questions, but it is quite a job to find out how your family tree works. During this workshop series by Rotterdam Library and the CBG|Center for Family History, we will help you research your family history. During the workshop special attention will be paid to the Indian Old Passport Archive.

It's important to start by asking questions of your older relatives. Because a lot of information from the past 100 years is still protected due to privacy legislation, you will have to bridge those years. You can search approximately from your great-grandparents in various online databases. Which source should you go to, what can you find there and how do you best search? All these types of questions will be answered per theme in the series of workshops that the CBG|Center for Family History will give.

The Indian Old Passport Archive.

The MEB manages the collection of passport applications from the Indian Old Passport Archive on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After Indonesia's independence, tens of thousands of Indian Dutch people applied for a Dutch passport to travel to the Netherlands or other countries. When applying, it had to be demonstrated that the applicant had Dutch nationality by providing pedigree information dating back to at least 1892 (in that year the Dutch Citizenship Act came into effect).

As a result, the Indian Old Passport applications are full of genealogical data and starting points for research. An indispensable source if you want to research your Indian family history. In this workshop, our CBG expert explains how you can use the passport archive in your research and what genealogical data you can find in the passports.

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Sat 20 Apr
13:00 - 15:00

Saturday 20 April

13:00 - 15:00
Centrale Bibliotheek -  Hoogstraat 110, Centrum
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