In this project page, I offer an inventory of relevant Geni projects that I'm related to. Some of these projects have been started by myself, and I have joined other projects started by other enthusiastic Geni users like myself. In any case, virtually all these projects are (or can be) only successful through the dedication and motivation of the virtual teams we pull together on Geni (thanks to all !).
It's pretty difficult to apply any form of classification to this inventory of projects. However, some project links refer to master projects (a classification by itself). I think that, in a general way, the visitor to this page will see what sort of things I'm interested in (and, perhaps, even 'why').
Besides the inventory, I use this page also for listing future projects I have in mind. If you see anything that you find particularly interesting or challenging, don't hesitate to get in touch. Of course, you can use 'discussions' to address any topic in public!
Master Projects (running or completed)
- Revolution in the Low Countries (1565-1588). A collection of 10 projects related to the upheaval that gave way to the Dutch golden age. These projects include various inventories such as the Compromise of Nobles and the signers of various declarations (Union of Brussels, Treaty of Utrecht, Rendition of Antwerp).
- Vroedschappen (1578-1795). Inventories of the political elites, their families, and inter-family marriages - in the age of the Dutch Republic (17th-18th century). Very complete inventories for Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, Rotterdam...
- Dutch Golden Age. Various projects related to the people and families that turned 17th century Holland into the world's powerhouse - not just in business but also in culture, science, education...: Amsterdamsche Wisselbank, Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, the 250 richest people, naval heroes of the Dutch golden age, Dutch Painters... With links into a historical timeline 'peeking' into the golden ages of the Low Countries (Bruges, Antwerp).
- Low Countries: crossroads of religions (1521-1789). Through its subprojects, this master project aims to pull together the protagonists of significant religions and religious movements that flourished during the Dutch Republic and the decades that preceded it. These movements (may) have had a significant impact on commercial and cultural events, and played an inherent role in migration flows to other parts of the world. Subprojects include Labadists, Collegiants...
- Dutch Colonial Governors (1598-1949). Inventory of governors and directors of Dutch colonial possessions and trading posts across the world: Cape Colony, Mauritius, Dutch East Indies, Dutch Malacca, Formosa, Coromandel, Malabar, Ceylon, New Netherland, Suriname, Essequibo, Netherlands Antilles, Gold Coast...
- New Amsterdam (1609-1674). Genealogical and historical insights into the 17th century settlement of New York, under Dutch rule. Includes chapters on notable citizens, key families, current descendants, immigrant ships... Over 2,000 immigrants identified on Geni.
- Order of the Golden Fleece. Complete inventory of the knights of the Golden Fleece (including Spanish and Austrian branches) since 1430 until this day. The families of the knights have been largely connected to the world tree.
- Gouverner la France. Master project covering the French political elites throughout the ages... royalty, revolutionary governments, presidents, prime ministers, ministers of justice...
Various other projects
- 1001 Vrouwen uit de Nederlandse Geschiedenis (influential women in Dutch history)
- Bentvueghels in Rome 1620-1720 (club of Dutch painters residing in Rome)
- Nederlandse Spoorwegen (directors of the Dutch railways)
- De Nederlandsche Bank (presidents of the Dutch National Bank)
- Kamp Sint-Michielsgestel 1942-1944 (Dutch political prisoners in WWII)
- Admiraals van de Lage Landen 1356-1573 (admirals of the low countries)
- Raad van Vlaanderen 1330-1795 (presidents and councillors of the Council of Flanders)
- Forestiers van de Witte Beer 1380-1489. Knights of the White Bear (Bruges)
- Ik maakte merk van m'n naam (genealogical origins of some well-known brand names)
- L'Académie française (past and current members)
- Compagnons de la Libération (order of merit in WWII)
- Groupe de Coppet 1803-1817 (visitors of the 'salon' of Mme de Staël and Benjamin Constant at Coppet)
- Les Grands Hommes du Panthéon (notables burried at the Pantheon in Paris)
- Pairs de France (1179-1790) (inventory of the Peers of France)
- Connétable de France (inventory of the Constables of France)
- Maréchal de France (inventory of the Marshals of France)
- Amiral de France (inventory of the admirals of France)
- Vice-rois de Nouvelle France 1534-1763 (viceroys of New France)
- Gouverneurs des Etablissements de l'Inde 1673-1954 (governors of French India)
- La profanation de Saint Denis 1793 (revolutionary profanation of the royal graves)
- Ordre de Saint-Michel (French chivalric order, founded by Louis XI of France on 1 August 1469)
- Gouvernantes des Enfants de France (governesses of the royal children)
- Dynasties de Provence (workshop to sanitize, integrate and expand the dynasties of Provence, France, over the past 1,000 years)
- From Laupheim to Hollywood (a workshop covering the jewish community of Laupheim, inspired by the life story of Carl Laemmle - which links to another project called Laemle's List)
Portugal and Brazil
- Governadores da Índia Portuguesa (governors of Portuguese India)
- Governadores do Brasil Colonial (governors of colonial Brazil)
- Governantes dos Açores (rulers of the Azores)
- Flight of the Wild Geese (Irish political exiles, 17th century)
- Economic Thought (currently Austrian School and Chicago School)
- Le Gotha - Royal and Noble Titleholders
- Owners of the Hope (ownership trail of a famous stone)
- Cannes Film Festival (master project offering an inventory of all the directors that won the Palme d'Or and jury presidents since the Festival's inception in 1964, with related projects covering all nominated directors and all jury members per year - currently only 2013 and 2014)
- Founders of the Film Industry (inventory of the original founders of film industry studios around the world, essentially early 20th century)
A few projects aiming to collect reliable sources for civil registries, parish records etc.
- Nederlandse Bronnen (Dutch sources)
- Vlaamse Bronnen (Flemish sources)
- French Sources (on the International French Portal)
- Political elite of Bruges in the 14th-15th century
- VOC handelsposten Zuid-oost Azië (Ceylon, Coromandel, Ayutthaya, Sumatra...)
- VOC archieven Batavia
- Intercultural marriages in the colonial Gold Coast (Ghana)
- Intercultural marriages in Bergen op Zoom in the 17th-18th century (Scottish, English, French...)
- Huguenots in Zürich
- Huguenots in Geneva
- Huguenots in Basel
- Huguenots in Emden
- Religious movements in the Low Countries in the 17th century (mennonites, jews...)
- Stadsregering Tholen (Zeeland)
- Scheldeforten Lillo en Liefkenshoek (Zeeland)