The best place on the planet to look for info on the Netherlands is
The site is in Dutch so you will need to use it with a translator but
as soon as you figure out some Dutch words, it does get alot easier.
A search of the GenLias site ( http://www2.tresoar.nl/genlias/zoek.php
) gave me this information. My Dutch is not great but I did my best
to translate what I know. If you are searching Dutch relatives, this
site is great and has a wonderful search engine. You also need to
learn naming patterns because they named their children in a specfic
order depending on gender. They would also reuse a name if the child
This is only a guess on the info that you gave me but it at least
would be a start. Dutch records are very precise and often include
parents names including maiden name. Good Luck and I hope this helps.
Bron Burgerlijke stand - Huwelijk (Bruidegom)
Archieflocatie Het Utrechts Archief (City of Utrechts Archives)
Algemeen Toegangnr : 481
Inventarisnr : 1003
Gemeente : Wijk bij Duurstede (I think this is where the marriage
Soort akte : Huwelijksakte
Aktenummer : 14
Datum (Date) : 30-11-1871
Bruidegom (groom) Johannes van der Schouw
Geboorteplaats: Wijk bij Duurstede (I think this is where he was
Bruid (Bride) Johanna de Ruiter
Geboorteplaats: Wijk bij Duurstede (I think this is where she was
Vader Bruidegom Johannes van der Schouw (father of groom)
Moeder Bruidegom Aaltje van Leur (mother of groom)
Vader Bruid Jacobus de Ruiter (father of bride)
Moeder Bruid Petronella Voskuil (mother of bride)
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> I'm looking for a marriage between Dirk Schouw (born in Enkhuizen
> Netherlands) and Johanna (de) Ruiter probably born in Medemblik
> They had a child (Jan) baptized on May 11, 1884 in Detroit Michigan.
> Who can and/or is willing to help me?
> Mar Koster.