Genealogie Bos

This is my English-language Genealogy & Ancestry Blog.
(Mijn Nederlandstalige blog is

My Family

My name is Joan Bos. I'm a Dutch woman with an interest in genealogy, genetics, history and royalty world wide. This blog focusses on genealogy and genetic topics that can be of interest for people around the world. You can also follow my Twitter account about the same interests:

My surname, Bos, is a very common surname in The Netherlands. Many non-related families with that surname can be found all over the country. My paternal ancestors, however, have always lived on an island in the south of Holland called "Hoeksche Waard". An unusual first name in our family, distinguishing our family Bos from other families through the ages, is Cent. 

The "Hoeksche Waard" is located between the cities of Rotterdam and Dordrecht.