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Online Slave Registers from Curaçao Allow Descendants To Find Ancestors

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 27, 2020

The National Archive of the Netherlands is putting the names of 21,000 people who lived as slaves in the former Dutch colony of Curaçao online, enabling their descendants to find out about their ancestors.

The online resource will be put live at 10am Curaçao time (4pm on Monday in the Netherlands) on Tula Day, which celebrates a major uprising in the island led by resistance fighter Tula in 1795.

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