Dini Hansma


1932 Born Hoogeveen, Netherlands,

Experienced childhood under Nazi Occupation

1952 MA Child Psychology, Utrecht Teachers College

1952-1963 Kindergarten teacher and Principal

1964 Emigrated to USA

1965 Awarded MA degree, Brigham Young University

1965-1995 Teaching in Provo School District in Special Education, Geography, and History

1972-present Genealogical Consultant/Supervisor Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, Brigham Young University. Volunteers 15 hours per week.

1990-2006Researched civil registration records for 300 years in 42 cities in Northern Netherlands. Material donated to Akevoth.

2006 Service Award from Utah Valley Regional Family History Center

Genealogical Researcher:

Researches principally in the genealogical records of the Northern Netherlands. Particular focus on Dutch Jewish genealogy of the four Northern Provinces. Has submitted over 50,000 names, and 14,000 family group sheets on Jewish genealogical records of this geographic area. Has served since 1972 as a genealogical consultant and supervisor on European and American records at the Utah Valley Regional Family History Center.