I would be interested to know how I can get records of the immigrants that went to the Islands of Aruba & Curacao when the Dutch took over the island for the final time in the 17th Century. Any general information would help. I am looking for the name Alberts Arends who was in Aruba at least before the year 1760 when his son was born. I am looking for his origin. Anyone with info would be helpful. I believe he was either a sailor or a merchant with the Dutch West Indian Company.