Who am I? Where did my parents come from and who were my ancestors? At some point in their lives most people want to know more about their roots. Many families have a connection with the former Dutch East Indies and often with the KNIL. Grandfathers, fathers, uncles and cousins took part in the rich and turbulent history of this military force that existed between 1814 and 1950. KNILLER helps you to find all the information about these 'knillers'. This research website is also useful for others who are interested in the KNIL.
KNILLER mainly wants to contribute as a knowledge portal from which you can do further research. Instead of repeating and updating information that is already available online, we link to useful websites of reliable researchers and organizations. Often you can contact the administrators if you have questions. And you can also ask your questions in the our Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/kniller. We are working on English translations for the searching manuals, so in the meanwhile we suggest to use Google Translate when ending up on a Dutch website.
Military personnel of the Dutch East Indies (KNIL) 1850-1950: lower officers and soldiers. Are you looking for information about the military past of your relatives or others? Then use this search tool to the archives in The Hague.
Military personnel of the Dutch East Indies (KNIL) 1850-1950: officers. Are you looking for information about the military past of your relatives or others? Then use this search tool to the archives in The Hague.
Do you have military ancestors? In that case it's good to know that there should be files about their careers in the military. The Dutch Department of Defense gives information and literature to help you with your research.