English webpage of the familyfoundation “Het Geslacht Van Rhijn”

 

1        Welcome                                                                            

 

Welcome on the English summarised version of the website from the familyfoundation “Het Geslacht Van Rhijn”.
This website is to inform you about the aims and activities of the foundation, for the family Van Rhijn. For more specific subjects this site is linked to the Dutch version. If you want to return to the English version, please click on the link on our homepage.

If you have suggestions to improve this website, please contact our webmaster G.J. van Rhijn  E-mail. Thanks for your reaction! If you are a familymember and have plans to stay for a while in Holland, you are heartily invited to contact us!

A.van Rhijn, chairman.                                                                                                                                                                                                           Up

 

 

 

2        Aims of the foundation                                                                       

 

The aims and means are described in the statutes of the foundation “Het Geslacht Van Rhijn”.

These are to:

·         collect facts and things worth knowing related to the descendants of Arent Michielsz, born approximately 1540 in the village of Katwijk aan de Rijn in the Netherlands

·         promote the knowledge of  the Van Rhijnfamilyhistory;

·         undertake activities to commemorate the deceased members of the family;

·         facilitate the bonding between  familymembers;

·         give public and scientific research access to the collection;

·         lend under conditions parts of the collection out to musea or other institutes.

Therefore the foundation will:

·         Try to collect books, records, and other materials (pictures, paintings,  voices, film and video) which are important familyhistory.

·         Take care of these records, restore them en do maintenance on them.

·         Explore the history of the family and publish about it.

·         To organise reunions and other sorts of meetings.

·         Organise exhibitions, give a lecture eventually in co-operation with musea or other institutes.

·         provide information to the Central  Administration for Genealogy in The Hague, the National Archive and  the municipality archives of Leiden and other institutes.

·         Make publications about their investigations 

You can ask the register number S 168323 in the foundationsregister of the Chamber of Commerce in Leiden in the Netherlands (Kamer van Koophandel en Fabrieken voor Rijnland te Leiden) for the complete text of the statutes.                                                                                                                                                                            Up    

 

 

 

3        Administration                                                                    

 

At the moment the board consists of the following seven members:

Chairman:                       A. (Aat) van Rhijn, XIy.1                      

Secretary:                        G.J. (Gert Jan) van Rhijn, XI v1,                       E-mail

Treasurer:                       W.T.B (Wopke) van Rhijn, XIIIh

Member:                         T.(Theo) van Rhijn, XIIu.

Note: the code behind the names refers to the codes in “Nederland's Patriciaat 

(78th volume, edition 1994), published by “Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie” in The Hague the Netherlands.

 

 

Picture of the board Februari 2018  from left to right: Wopke, Aat, Theo en Gert Jan

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3        Genealogy

 

Familytree                                                                 

 

The eldest known familymember is:

Arent Michielsz., born approximately 1540 in Katwijk. He lived in Katwijk aan de Rijn and was skipper (1581, 1582) and later woodsawyer in Leiden. He died before the11th of  January 1589. 

His first marriage was with Commertgen Cornelisdr and his second marriage was on 27 January 1582 with Aeffgen (Aechte) Jacobsdr [de Haes], from Leiden.  She remarried in Leiden 1593 with Cornelis Jacobsz [Van Leeuwen] and she died after 15 December 1594

 

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Weddingdocument from Aernt Michielsz and Aefgen Jacobsdr in the year 1582, (in red the readable text in Dutch)

 

The complete familytree as a book you can find in the “Nederland's Patriciaat”, 78th volume, edition 1994, published by “Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie” in The Hague in the Netherlands.

Almost all big libraries in the Netherlands have this book.

 

 

Heraldry                                                                                           

 




Van Rhijn coat of arms:     In gold a red lion.

Crest:                    The lion comes out of the escutcheon

Covers:                           Red, with a lining of gold

 

 

 

Family-archive

The ten meters long family-records can be found in the municipality archives of Leiden in the Netherlands. There you can study the documents on request. From the documents which are recorded till 1984 there is a catalogue named “Inventaris van het familiearchief van Rhijn, inclusief “Het archief van molen "de Valk" in Leiden”, written by  C. Schultz. He was municipality archivist in Leiden, April 1984.

This catalogue is (also in Dutch) available on this website

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A small exhibition in 2001 in the municipality archive Leiden with documents and books from Dr. M. van Rhijn (Xo).                                                        Up

 

 

Foreign family

 

South Africa: the descendants of Joannes van Rhijn

gezin Johannes (zuid africa)

Standing from left to right:

Linnis van der Linden, Clasina Eleonora ("Nora") van der Linden-van Rhijn, Michiel Christoffel Willem ("Willem") van Rhijn, Elisabeth Magdalena ("Betsy") van Rhijn, Frederik Adriaan ("Fred") van Rhijn, Joannes Arthur ("Jan") van Rhijn

 

Sitting from left to right:

Robert Lodewicus van Rhijn, Catherina Antoinette ("Kate") Leppan-van Rhijn, Hilda Alida Havemann-van Rhijn, Bert Havemann, Alida Aletta ("Maria") van Rhijn-van der Merwe, Frieda Paulina Kemp-van Rhijn, Albertus Hendrik ("Berty") van Rhijn

 

Sitting on the floor from left to right:

Barbara MacDonald, Len van der Linden

 

The only person from the family of Joannes who is not on the picture is Joannes himself, because he died (approximately 1925).

 

 

 

5     Activities

        

On this part of the website you can‘t find actual activities. When you are a donator you ‘ll find these activities in the familynewsletter.

 

Familynewsletter “Het Geslacht van Rhijn”                        

In the newsletter you can read articles about members and events of the Van Rhijn-family. This newsletter is sent to the donators once or twice a year and is written in Dutch.

 

 

Family reunion                                                                                          

Once every two to three years we organise a familyreunion.

 

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picture august 2004 familyreunion in Doesburg

 

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Canadian Van Rhijns meet members of the board of the familyfoundation in Ermelo July 2004

 

Documentation
Donators can receive the following documents in a digital version: 

·                           Coloured Van Rhijn coat of arms (JPEG-format)

·                           Letterpaper with the coloured Van Rhijn coat of arms (Word-format)

·                           Regulations of the familyfoundation (Word-format).

If you want to become a donator please send the secretary an e-mail: G.J. van Rhijn  E-mail.                                                                                             Up

 

 

 

6     Links

 

On this page you can find several links to other related websites.

Websites for familytree-research

 

Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie

http://www.cbg.nl/

Gens Nostra

http://www.ngv.nl/

Genealogiepagina

http://genealogie.pagina.nl/

Regionaal Archief Leiden

http://www.leidenarchief.nl/

Stad Leiden

http://www.leiden.nl/

Nederlands Repertorium van familienamen

http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet 

http://www.cyndislist.com

Familysearch van The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

(het complete on-line bestand van de Mormonen uit Utah, VS)

http://www.familysearch.org

Ancestry.com, the No. 1 Source for Family History Online  

http://www.ancestry.com

Family Finder, The Genealogy Home Page                  

http://www.genhomepage.com

Archieven in Nederland

http://home.hccnet.nl/p.molema/archief.htm

Genlias (gegevens vanaf 1811-1920)

http://www.genlias.nl/nl/page0.jsp

Genver (akten vanaf 1811-1920)

http://www.genver.nl/fs/fsindex.htm

Oude kaarten en topografie

http://watwaswaar.nl/

Nationaal archief

http://www.gahetna.nl/

 

Over molens waarin familieleden geleefd hebben

Molenstichting De Roos te Delft   

http://www.delft.nl/Toeristen/Ontdek_Delft/Te_zien/Architectuur/Monumenten/Molen_De_Roos

http://www.molenderoos.nl/

Molenmuseum De Valk te Leiden

http://molendevalk.leiden.nl/

Windmolen Windlust in Wateringen

http://www.westlandsemolens.nl/Windlust%201.htm

 

 

 

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WindmillDe Valk” in Leiden

 

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