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Welcome! This website was created on 05 Jan 2008 and last updated on 21 Oct 2015.

There are 2302 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of SPINELLI, Niccodemo Di Lionardo in 1394. The most recent event is the death of NAVA, Brigida Evarista in 2015.The webmaster of this site is Gérard Hubert. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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About the Koeiman family
This family name, with this typical spelling, appears to be originaly from  Curacao, Netherland Antilles. Several spellings of it existed in the past: Coijmans,  Coymans,Coeymans,Koeymans,Koeijmans,Koeimans, Koeijman, Koeyman ... and finaly KOEIMAN. The name's  origin goes back to the family "Coymans" alias "Coijmans" from Antwerp who got pretty involved in  the Dutch West Indisch Company. 
 Some of them are to be found in the former dutch colony of Nieuw Amsterdam which  later became New York. Some appeared on the Ghanean coast in Africa, on Cape of good hope...Some  other established in former dutch colony of Curacao and gave "manumitie" to some of their slaves  in the 18th century.Balthasar Coeymans had at least 3 daughters with a free black lady,Catharina  Bentura. Those daughters have been recognised by their father and are at the origin of  the "coloured" Koeimans on Curacao. 
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the past, the spelling was not fixed and a same person had his name written on different ways.  In order to make it easier for the readers, I did chose the following spellings which originaly  appear the most:
            * COYMANS  = White people in Europe
            * COEYMANS = White people in America (North or South)            * KOEIMAN  = Coloured people in or from Curacao
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This family tree is mostly going about persons who lived on the present territory of  Curacao but some branches emigrated to the USA, Venezuela, Cuba, Holland, Belgium...

All Informations mentionned in this family tree have been gathered from the following  sources :
    * original parish registers
    * original municipal registers
    * official papers from district, national or commercial archives    * publications like notifications of death, wedding-cards, birth cards or articles        from newspapers
    * written communication with living persons talking about their own parents, grand        parents, grand grand parents, children or brothers & sisters.

Oral tradition has never been used as a single prove for identification of any person but  has been added in the statements. 
 No information contained in this family tree has been copied from any unknown website  without reconfirmation from one of those sources.

I am particularly thankful to all far “cousins” who helped me building this tree and  I shall answer with pleasure any question regarding this family tree. I also particularly thank the members of "Stichting Vrienden van het Nationaal  Archief van de Nederlandse Antillen" and the staff of "Archivo Nashonal" for their  precious and friendly help.

Like all family trees this one is unfinished. And since it is still under  construction, all additional informations you may provide us will be welcome.

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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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