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Ontdek je Roots - Javaans-Surinaamse bronnen

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. The workshop is focused on Javanese-Surinamese sources.

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.

Javanese-Surinamese sources

In this workshop we focus on sources for researching your Javanese-Surinamese ancestors. After the abolition of slavery in Suriname in 1836, there was a huge demand for workers. That is why many Hindustanis emigrated from the former British India to Suriname between 1873 and 1916. Where did she work and which documents give you insight into the lives of your Hindustani ancestors? What trail of historical sources can you follow to map your family tree? We provide practical tips and resources for your research.

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Sat 21 Sept 13:00 - 15:00 Centrale Bibliotheek
Sat 21 Sept 14:00 - 16:00 Centrale Bibliotheek

Saturday 21 September

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