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''[[Caribbean]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[The Netherlands Genealogy|Netherlands]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[The Netherlands Antilles Genealogy|Netherlands Antilles]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bonaire''' {{Bonaire-sidebar}}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). The United Nations recognizes these three islands as one governmental unit. Before 1910 they were part of the [[The Netherlands Antilles Genealogy|Netherlands Antilles]].<ref>See the Wikipedia article on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Netherlands Caribbean Netherlands].</ref> 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.
Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestryBoth the windward (Christopher Columbus, family history 1493) and genealogy:''' birth recordsleeward (Alonso de Ojeda, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers1499) 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 recordsoutposts and trade bases, most prominent the slave trade. Slavery was abolished in 1863.
The oldest citizen of Bonaire '''''See also [[The Netherlands Antilles Genealogy|Netherlands Antilles]]''Catalina Elisabeth Francisca Paula-Frans''' (dissolved in 2010), better known as ‘Chabe,’ celebrated her 104th birthday March 16 to March 23, 2007, according to the Bonaire Reporter.
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Bonaire's first inhabitants were the Caquetios Indians, a branch of the [http| style="vertical-align:top; padding-left:10px"|<h3>"Country" Research Tools<//enh3>Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arawak Arawak*[[Record Finder]]*[Boundary Changes Maps]*[[Archives and Libraries]]:[[United States Upgrade2#More United States Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]who, around 1000 AD, sailed from what is now Venezuela. |}
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Bonaire is a special municipality of =="Country" Clickable Map==Genealogy records are kept on the [[Netherlands]], and is a part of state level in the Caribbean Netherlands, together with Sint Eustatius, and Saba (BES Islands). The United Nations recognizes these three islands as one governmental unitStates. Before 1910 they were part of the [[The Netherlands Antilles Genealogy|Netherlands Antilles]].<ref>See Click on a state below to go to the Wikipedia state Wiki article on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Netherlands Caribbean Netherlands]listing more information.</ref>
=== Getting started with Bonaire research ===
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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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*Sabana
*Santa Barbara
*Tera Cora
 
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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.
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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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 =More United States Research Strategies== In order Research strategies give guidance on how to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need or what records to be donesearch for first. You can help by:  {| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="background-color: white; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: black; font-size: 100%"|- style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif"| style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" | | style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" | *[[Help:Editing a Page|Expand an article or]]&nbsp;[[Special:Shortpages|short page]] *[[How to Create an Article on FamilySearch Below are additional research strategy Wiki|Create a new article]] *[[Categorization|Categorize articles]] | style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif" | for the United States.*[[Create an external link|Add external links to articles]] *[[Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]] *Other... |}
== References More "Country" Research Tools==Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in the United States.***
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==FamilySearch Resources==
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
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