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Guide to Aruba ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

See also Netherlands Antilles (dissolved in 2010).

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Wikipedia has more about this subject: Aruba

Aruba officially became a member state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on January 1, 1986, with full independence set for 1996, within a Dutch Commonwealth of sovereign states. Aruba was the western most island of the Netherland Antilles of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea, off the north shore of Venezuela.

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Spain 1501, Netherlands 1636, Great Britain 1799, Netherlands 1802, Great Britain 1804, Netherlands 1816.[1]

Aruba's Capital City is Oranjestad. See: (Oranjestad)

Aruba is divided into eight regions:

  • Noord/Tank Leendert
  • Oranjestad (west)
  • Oranjestad (east)
  • Paradera
  • Santa Cruz
  • Savaneta
  • Sint Nicolaas (north)
  • Sint Nicolaas (south).

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Did you know that Aruba has its own university? See: (University of Aruba)

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  1. Aruba in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 30 September 2015).


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