Flevoland, The Netherlands Genealogy

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You can find the Geographical and Historical information on Flevoland here: Flevoland

A little bit more about its origin here: Zuider Zee

The capital city of Flevoland is Lelystad, see: Lelystad

Getting started with Flevoland research

Flevoland is the youngest province of the Netherlands and consists almost entirely of land reclaimed from the sea. It borders on Friesland and Overijssel in the east, Gelderland and Utrecht in the south, Noord-Holland and the IJsselmeer in the west and the IJsselmeer in the north.

Jurisdictions in this locality, ie, "States," "Counties," etc.

The capital city of Flevoland is Lelystad. Other larger towns are:


Research Tools

Genealogical Research in Flevoland

Even though this province is very new indeed, it doesn't mean that there is no research possible, see Trace your Roots in Flevoland

There is also a lot of history to be found on this web-site and that alone is already very interesting.

The genealogical records for Urk and Schokland are kept by the New Land Heritage Center. The civil registration and the church records of these towns can be found in WieWasWie.

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Did you know?

On 1 January 1986 the Netherlands officially added, after more than one hundred years, a new province: Flevoland, with Lelystad as the capital. The crowning of the immense project to drain large parts of the IJsselmeer. After the Noordoostpolder and Eastern Flevoland, Southern Flevoland also dried up in 1968. The three polders all belong to the new province. The Romans gave the name Flevo to the inland sea that, after the Afsluitdijk was build, is now the IJsselmeer.

Emigration from Flevoland

Flevoland doesn’t have a long history, so it doesn’t have a long history of emigration either. When the dike turned the sea into a lake, many fishermen around the new IJsselmeer lost their jobs. Many of them left the region to find a new life. Quite a few went to Twente and the neighboring German area where there was plenty of work to be found in the textiles factories.

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