Would you like to know how language and writing can connect you to your Frisian ancestors? Who were those ancestors, actually? Where did they live? How did they live? You may find it difficult to find answers to these questions on your own. There is a lot of information on the Internet, but how and where should you begin? A “historic travel agency” can help you on your way!
There’s good news for everyone who could use a little help in searching for his or her Frisian roots. From January 2018, you can ask all your questions at the historic travel agency of and in Tresoar. Staff and volunteers will be ready to help you. They’ll help you find out whether you (really) have Frisian ancestors, and what their lives were like. They will also give you tips and tricks to help you dig even deeper into the past. For example, the travel agency can put you in touch with a local guide who can tell you more about your ancestors’ living environment.
An online version of the travel agency is also being prepared: the Friesland Family Roots & Travel Guide. With this digital guide, you can search for your ancestors, see where they were born, and discover how and where they lived. You can create a book online, especially for you and your family, using all this information. This is nice to have, especially if you are planning to travel to Friesland to follow in the footsteps of your ancestors!
Tresoar, Boterhoek 1, Leeuwarden
and online (more info to follow)
Monday to Friday 09.00-22.00