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Bonaire History

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Edited History and Timeline
The Winward group, [[Sint Maarten Genealogy|Sint Maarten]], [[Sint Eustatius Genealogy|Sint Eustatius]], and [[Saba Genealogy|Saba]], also considered a part of the Netherlands Antilles, changed hands often during the 17th and 18th centuries. All three have been under uninterrupted Dutch rule since the beginning of the 19th century.
As of 1954, the Netherlands Antilles is considered to be an autonomous part of the [[The Netherlands Genealogy|Kingdom of the Netherlands]].<ref name="profile"br>The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile[https: West Indies,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1999//en.wikipedia.<org/wiki/ref>Bonaire]
===Timeline===
1634 -Curaçao, Bonaire and Aruba passed to the Netherlands<br>1568 - 1639 - The Dutch and the Spanish fought in what is now known as the Eighty Years War<br>1800- 1803 - During the Napoleonic Wars, the Netherlands lost control of Bonaire twice, once from 1800 to 1803 and again from 1807 to 1816<br> 1814 - The 3 islands were returned to the Netherlands under the Anglo-Dutch Treaty<br>1940 - Many German and Austrian citizens were interned in a camp on Bonaire for the war's duration<br>
== References ==
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[[Category:Netherlands Antilles]]
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