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==Country Information==
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Bonaire is a special municipality of the [[Netherlands]], and is a part of the Caribbean Netherlands, together with [[Sint Eustatius Genealogy|Sint Eustatius]], and [[Saba Genealogy|Saba]] (BES Islands). Before 1910 they were part of the [[The Netherlands Antilles Genealogy|Netherlands Antilles]]. It was formerly ruled by [[Spain Genealogy|Spain]], [[The Netherlands Genealogy|The Netherlands]], and [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Caribbean Netherlands," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Netherlands, accessed 4 May 2016.</ref>
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<h3>Getting Started with Bonaire Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Bonaire research.
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*[[How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Marriage Records]]
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[[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.
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== Getting started with Bonaire research  ==
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==Bonaire Map==
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== Jurisdictions  ==
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Bonaire's Capital City is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kralendijk (Kralendijk)]
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==Jurisdictions==
  
You can find other areas and towns on [http://www.skyviews.com/bonaire/map.html Bonaire Map], which include:
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*[[Antriol, Bonaire Genealogy|Antriol]]  
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*[[Belnem, Bonaire Genealogy|Belnem]]
*Hato
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*[[Fontein, Bonaire Genealogy|Fontein]]
*Lima
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*[[Hato, Bonaire Genealogy|Hato]]
*Noord Salina
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*[[Lagoen, Bonaire Genealogy|Lagoen]]
*Nikiboko
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*[[Lima, Bonaire Genealogy|Lima]]
*Republiek
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*[[Nikiboko, Bonaire Genealogy|Nikiboko]]
*Sabadeco
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*[[Noord Salina, Bonaire Genealogy|Noord Salina]]
*Sabana
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*[[Republiek, Bonaire Genealogy|Republiek]]
*Santa Barbara
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*[[Sabadeco, Bonaire Genealogy|Sabadeco]]
*Tera Cora
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*[[Sabana, Bonaire Genealogy|Sabana]]
 
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*[[Santa Barbara, Bonaire Genealogy|Santa Barbara]]
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*[[Spelonk, Bonaire Genealogy|Spelonk]]
*Lagoen
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*[[Tera Cora, Bonaire Genealogy|Tera Cora]]
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*[[Wanapa, Bonaire Genealogy|Wanapa]]
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*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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[[image:Slave_huts_Bonaire.jpg‎|thumb|250px|right|Slave Huts on Bonaire]]
 
 
 
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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Note: 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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==FamilySearch Resources==
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
  
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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 Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Bonaire Biography|Biography]]
 
*[[Bonaire Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Bonaire Census|Census]]
 
*[[Bonaire Church Directories|Church Directories]]
 
*[[Bonaire Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Bonaire Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Bonaire Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Bonaire Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Bonaire Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Bonaire Emigration and Immigration|Emigration &amp; Immigration]]
 
*[[Bonaire Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Bonaire Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Bonaire Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Bonaire History|History]]
 
*[[Bonaire Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Bonaire Language and Languages|Languages]]
 
*[[Bonaire Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Bonaire Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Bonaire Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Bonaire Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Bonaire Names, Personal|Personal Names]]
 
*[[Bonaire Place Names|Place Names]]
 
*[[Bonaire Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Bonaire Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Bonaire Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
*[[Bonaire Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Bonaire Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Bonaire Voting Records|Voting Records]]
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 22:52, 18 April 2017

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

Country Information

Bonaire is a special municipality of the Netherlands, and is a part of the Caribbean Netherlands, together with Sint Eustatius, and Saba (BES Islands). Before 1910 they were part of the Netherlands Antilles. It was formerly ruled by Spain, The Netherlands, and Great Britain.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Bonaire Research

Links to articles on getting started with Bonaire research.

Bonaire Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Bonaire research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Bonaire Map

Bonaire - Encyclopaedie van Nederlandsch West-Indië-Antilles part 1, left.gif

Jurisdictions


Note: 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.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Caribbean Netherlands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Netherlands, accessed 4 May 2016.