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{{Bonaire-sidebar}}''[[Caribbean]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[The Netherlands Genealogy|Netherlands]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[The Netherlands Antilles Genealogy|Netherlands Antilles]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bonaire Genealogy|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 Genealogy|Sint Eustatius]], and [[Saba Genealogy|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 It was formerly ruled by [[Spain Genealogy|Spain]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Netherlands Caribbean The Netherlands Genealogy|The Netherlands]], and [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]].</ref> BonaireWikipedia contributors, "Caribbean Netherlands," in ''s first inhabitants were Wikipedia: the Caquetios IndiansFree Encyclopedia, a branch of the ['' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arawak Arawak] who, around 1000 ADCaribbean_Netherlands, sailed from what is now Venezuelaaccessed 4 May 2016.  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. </ref>
==Getting Started ==
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*[[How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Research Strategies]]
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<h3>Bonaire Research Tools</h3>
Links to articles and websites that assist in Bonaire research.
*[[Record Finder]]
*[Boundary Changes Maps]
*[[Archives and Libraries]]
:[[Bonaire Genealogy#More Bonaire Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
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==Bonaire Clickable Map==
==Jurisdictions==
Spain 1526, Netherlands 1636, Great Britain 1800, Netherlands 1803, Great Britain 1807, Netherlands 1816.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonaire Bonaire] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 30 September 2015).</ref> Bonaire's Capital City is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kralendijk (Kralendijk)]  {| style="width:100%; vertical{columns-align:top;"list|- |style="width:20%;"5|*[[Antriol, Bonaire Genealogy|Antriol ]] *[[Belnem , Bonaire Genealogy|Belnem]]*[[Fontein, Bonaire Genealogy|Fontein]]*[[Hato, Bonaire Genealogy|Hato ]]*[[Lagoen, Bonaire Genealogy|Lagoen]]*[[Lima , Bonaire Genealogy|Lima]]*[[Nikiboko, Bonaire Genealogy|style="width:25%;"|Nikiboko]]*[[Noord Salina , Bonaire Genealogy|Noord Salina]]*Nikiboko *[[Republiek, Bonaire Genealogy|Republiek ]]*[[Sabadeco|style="width:25%", Bonaire Genealogy| Sabadeco]]*[[Sabana, Bonaire Genealogy|Sabana ]]*[[Santa Barbara, Bonaire Genealogy|Santa Barbara ]]*Tera Cora*Fontein [[Sorobon, Bonaire Genealogy|style="width:25%"|*Lagoen *Sorobon ]]*[[Spelonk , Bonaire Genealogy|Spelonk]]*Wanapa|style="width:25%"[[Tera Cora, Bonaire Genealogy|Tera Cora]]*[[Wanapa, Bonaire Genealogy|-Wanapa]]|}<br>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.<br> ==More Bonaire Research Strategies==Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Bonaire.***}
==More Bonaire 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 Bonaire.
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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.
==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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