“The greatest history book ever written is the one hidden in our DNA”
– Spencer Wells –

Read my DNA origins

Who am I?

By asking yourself this question, you have started a journey. You will be scared and you will be excited.You will be lonely and you will find friendship. You will have fun and you will be sad. This yourney has enriched my life with many relatives in Europe and America, new experiences, new friends and places I never knew before.

So, join me and read on ……View of Dordrecht from the Dordtse Kil, 1644 by Jan van Goyen. Like many Dutch painters of his time, Jan van Goyen studied art in the town of Haarlem. At age 35, he established a permanent studio at Den Haag (The Hague). Typically, a Dutch painter of the 17th century (also known as the Dutch Golden Age) will fall into one of four categories, a painter of portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, or genre.

What’s new

This site details the family tree of the Kloosterman family and emigrants to America.  Start your Search or browse Surnames.


Dordrecht is my hometown, the map is from “Blaeu’s Toonneel der Steden” Dutch city maps, (Willem and Joan Blaeu), 1652.

Dordrecht, from “Blaeu’s Toonneel der Steden” Dutch city maps, Edited by Willem and Joan Blaeu), 1652.

Our ancestors

This site is presented with the hopes of preserving the memories of our ancestors. Many we know about and many we will never know, because of records being destroyed by fire, flood other disasters. They have made possible the way we live today. We owe them gratitude and an interest in understanding their experiences.

Without them, where would I be? Jacob van Stry, The yacht of the Chamber of Rotterdam for the Dutch East India Company salutes an East-Indiaman and a Dutch man-of-war on the roadstead of Hellevoetsluis, 1790

Emigrants to America

Any additional information about the surname Kloosterman and emigrants to America are welcomed. Please Email me, Thank you !

"Keep true to the dreams of thy youth“
Johan Friedrich von Schiller