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[[Caribbean]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[The Netherlands Genealogy|The Netherlands]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  '''Bonaire'''
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Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. 
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[[Image:Kralendijk town and Klein Bonaire.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Kralendijk town and Klein Bonaire.jpg]]
  
[[Image:Kralendijk town and Klein Bonaire.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Kralendijk town and Klein Bonaire]]
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Bonaire's first inhabitants were the Caquetios Indians, a branch of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arawak Arawak]who, around 1000 AD, sailed from what is now Venezuela.
  
Bonaire's first inhabitants were the Caquetios Indians, a branch of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arawak Arawak]who, around 1000 AD, sailed from what is now Venezuela.
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== Country Status  ==
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Bonaire is a special municipality of The Netherlands, and is a part of the Caribbean Netherlands, together with St. Eustatisu and Saba. The United Nations recognizes these three islands as one governmental unit.<ref>See the Wikipedia article on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Netherlands Caribbean Netherlands].</ref>
  
 
== Getting started with Bonaire research  ==
 
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== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
  
Bonaire's Capital City is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kralendijk (Kralendijk)]
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Bonaire's Capital City is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kralendijk (Kralendijk)]  
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You can find other areas and towns on [http://www.skyviews.com/bonaire/map.html Bonaire Map], which include:
  
You can find other areas and towns on [http://www.skyviews.com/bonaire/map.html Bonaire Map], which include:
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*Antriol  
*Antriol
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*Belnem  
*Belnem
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*Hato  
*Hato
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*Lima  
*Lima
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*Noord Salina  
*Noord Salina
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*Nikiboko  
*Nikiboko
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*Republiek  
*Republiek
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*Sabadeco  
*Sabadeco
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*Sabana  
*Sabana
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*Santa Barbara  
*Santa Barbara
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*Tera Cora
 
*Tera Cora
  
Other smaller settlements include
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Other smaller settlements include  
*Fontein
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*Lagoen
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*Fontein  
*Sorobon
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*Lagoen  
*Spelonk
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*Sorobon  
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*Spelonk  
 
*Wanapa
 
*Wanapa
  
Several smaller towns had existed in the national park, but are now abandoned. They were: Labra, Ishiri, Kokorobi, Jan Doran, Vlijt, Rigot, Porto Spano, and Kunchi.
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Several smaller towns had existed in the national park, but are now abandoned. They were: Labra, Ishiri, Kokorobi, Jan Doran, Vlijt, Rigot, Porto Spano, and Kunchi.  
  
 
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[[image:Slave_huts_Bonaire.jpg‎|thumb|250px|right|Slave Huts on Bonaire]]
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[[Image:Slave huts Bonaire.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Slave huts Bonaire.jpg]]  
  
Both the windward (Christopher Columbus, 1493) and leeward (Alonso de Ojeda, 1499) island groups were discovered and initially settled by Spain. In the 17th century, the islands were conquered by the Dutch West Indies Company and were used as military outposts and trade bases, most prominent the slave trade. Slavery was abolished in 1863.
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Both the windward (Christopher Columbus, 1493) and leeward (Alonso de Ojeda, 1499) island groups were discovered and initially settled by Spain. In the 17th century, the islands were conquered by the Dutch West Indies Company and were used as military outposts and trade bases, most prominent the slave trade. Slavery was abolished in 1863.  
  
The oldest citizen of Bonaire '''Catalina Elisabeth Francisca Paula-Frans''', better known as ‘Chabe,’ celebrated her 104th birthday March 16 to March 23, 2007, according to the Bonaire Reporter.
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The oldest citizen of Bonaire '''Catalina Elisabeth Francisca Paula-Frans''', better known as ‘Chabe,’ celebrated her 104th birthday March 16 to March 23, 2007, according to the Bonaire Reporter.  
  
 
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Bonaire and Saba opt for the U.S. dollar as the new official currency as the islands move forward with a new state structure with closer ties to Holland. The sister island of Saba, has also chosen the U.S. Dollar for its official currency. Read [http://www.bonaireinsider.com/index.php/bonaireinsider/bonaire_opts_for_us_dollar_as_new_official_currency/ more...]
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Bonaire and Saba opt for the U.S. dollar as the new official currency as the islands move forward with a new state structure with closer ties to Holland. The sister island of Saba, has also chosen the U.S. Dollar for its official currency. Read [http://www.bonaireinsider.com/index.php/bonaireinsider/bonaire_opts_for_us_dollar_as_new_official_currency/ more...]  
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Latest revision as of 21:31, 2 February 2015

Caribbean Gotoarrow.png The Netherlands Gotoarrow.png Bonaire

Guide to Bonaire ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.


Kralendijk town and Klein Bonaire.jpg

Bonaire's first inhabitants were the Caquetios Indians, a branch of the Arawakwho, around 1000 AD, sailed from what is now Venezuela.

Country Status

Bonaire is a special municipality of The Netherlands, and is a part of the Caribbean Netherlands, together with St. Eustatisu and Saba. The United Nations recognizes these three islands as one governmental unit.[1]

Getting started with Bonaire research

Jurisdictions

Bonaire's Capital City is (Kralendijk)

You can find other areas and towns on Bonaire Map, which include:

  • Antriol
  • Belnem
  • Hato
  • Lima
  • Noord Salina
  • Nikiboko
  • Republiek
  • Sabadeco
  • Sabana
  • Santa Barbara
  • Tera Cora

Other smaller settlements include

  • Fontein
  • Lagoen
  • Sorobon
  • Spelonk
  • Wanapa

Several smaller towns had existed in the national park, but are now abandoned. They were: Labra, Ishiri, Kokorobi, Jan Doran, Vlijt, Rigot, Porto Spano, and Kunchi.

Research Tools

Featured Content

Did you know?

Slave huts Bonaire.jpg

Both the windward (Christopher Columbus, 1493) and leeward (Alonso de Ojeda, 1499) island groups were discovered and initially settled by Spain. In the 17th century, the islands were conquered by the Dutch West Indies Company and were used as military outposts and trade bases, most prominent the slave trade. Slavery was abolished in 1863.

The oldest citizen of Bonaire Catalina Elisabeth Francisca Paula-Frans, better known as ‘Chabe,’ celebrated her 104th birthday March 16 to March 23, 2007, according to the Bonaire Reporter.

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

References

  1. See the Wikipedia article on the Caribbean Netherlands.
News and Events

Bonaire and Saba opt for the U.S. dollar as the new official currency as the islands move forward with a new state structure with closer ties to Holland. The sister island of Saba, has also chosen the U.S. Dollar for its official currency. Read more...

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