This is my Homepage about the Boekholt and Savenije Genealogy.

These genealogy pages were mainly about the Savenije and Boekholt family, but others, more and more, can find things of their interest.

Have fun exploring this site, but don't ask me for extra information. I live in Korea and all my stuff is in boxes. If you can add or correct something, I will be very happy. In due time I will add the pictures, "bidprentjes" and other data I received 15 years ago from several people who may not be alive anymore, but I first have to write some books about other subjects.

If you have additional data, please drop me a line at webmaster at henny-savenije.pe.kr (press the link or just copy and replace the "at" with @)

You can leave a message in the guest book by clicking on You can enter the by clicking on the image. The most common surnames are:

I have to pay courtesy to Willem Hohenstein for the Boekholt genealogy, John Groffen for the Vas Diaz family Jim Borgman for the Deiters-Roling family Joos van Oppenraaij for the van Oppenraaij family, Peer Notermans for the Notermans and van Tuijl family, for the Savenije's was that Mike Savenije and Pe Savenije, but also Johannes Sibum for the many Sibom and Sibums. Special thanks goes to Wil de Jong for making the wonderful helpfiles and helping me with many other things, I also owe Siem Schuur a special recognition for entering many of the old maps and there are many more who have contributed. If you feel you should have been mentioned here, please contact me. I have a list with words for the sources. Please print it for reference, there are several ways to access the database, you can go straight to the surname list. or just explore the .

There is a list of persons however, I don't know how to place them, you can find that list here.


The coat of arms.

It was found in a dairy of one of the Savenije's who went to Italy as a Zouaaf (a soldier to fight against Garibaldi to defend the papal states). Probably it was his fantasy, due to his disappointment he never fought. The coat of arms is never registered but it's still possible to register it. It's just nice to look at and afterall it's at least 150 years old. Below you can see three examples. Two of the pictures can be enlarged for personal use.

The origin of the names
The ancestral tree
Documents from Belgium
Documents Veendam
Maps of all the relevant Dutch regions
Pedigree of my son
A graphical presentation (Scroll down to see the information. Double click on a name to see more information at the bottom)
Life in the past in the peat districts or former fen communities
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The Records of Valmeer
The Max Mesman Genealogy
List with baptisms in Groningen before 1811 in which the name Boekholt or a variant is being mentioned

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