English webpage of the familyfoundation “Het Geslacht Van Rhijn”
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
A.van Rhijn, chairman. Up
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
· 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
· Make publications about their investigations
You can ask the
register number S
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
(78th volume, edition 1994), published by “Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie”
in The Hague the
Picture of the board Februari 2018 from left to right: Wopke, Aat, Theo en Gert Jan
The eldest known familymember is:
Arent Michielsz., born
His first marriage was with Commertgen
Cornelisdr and his second marriage was on 27 January
1582 with Aeffgen (Aechte) Jacobsdr [de Haes], from
Weddingdocument from Aernt Michielsz and Aefgen Jacobsdr in the year 1582, (in red the readable text in Dutch)
complete familytree as a book you can find in the “
Almost all big
libraries in the
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
The ten meters long family-records can be found in the
municipality archives of
This catalogue is (also in Dutch) available on this website
small exhibition in
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).
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.
Once every two to three years we organise a familyreunion.
picture august 2004 familyreunion in Doesburg
Canadian Van Rhijns meet members of the board of the familyfoundation in Ermelo July 2004
Donators can receive the following documents in a digital version:
· Letterpaper with the coloured Van Rhijn coat of arms (Word-format)
· Regulations of the familyfoundation (Word-format).
On this page you can find several links to other related websites.
Websites for familytree-research
Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie
Nederlands Repertorium van familienamen
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Familysearch van The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(het complete on-line bestand van de Mormonen uit
Ancestry.com, the No. 1 Source for Family History Online
Family Finder, The Genealogy Home Page
Archieven in Nederland
Genlias (gegevens vanaf 1811-1920)
Genver (akten vanaf 1811-1920)
Oude kaarten en topografie
Over molens waarin familieleden geleefd hebben
Molenstichting De Roos te
Windmolen Windlust in Wateringen