Netherlands Goals:  1: Research   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Census Records   4: Civil Registration   5: Church and Cemetery Records   6: Emigration and Immigration   7: Military Records   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




Project 9: Netherlands

Explore research in the Netherlands.


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Goal 1: Get started with Netherlands research.


Choices:

A. Use effective research methods for your Dutch ancestors.

  1. Refer to the Getting Started with Research in the Netherlands Wiki article.
    FS—Research in the Netherlands
  2. Explore the Dutch Roots site for help in getting started with Dutch research.
  3. Learn about Dutch patronymics in this Olive Tree article.
    OT—Dutch Patronymics
  4. Explore genealogy in the Netherlands.
    OT—Dutch Genealogy

B. Get started with the Dutch language for research.

  1. Learn to decipher Dutch letters, words, and dates.
    FS—Dutch Words and Dates—20:00
  2. Learn more about the Dutch language for research.
    FS—Netherlands Language
  3. Learn about Dutch surname patterns in this article.
    FS—Netherlands Language
  4. Improve your skills in reading Dutch records.
    FS—Reading Dutch Records—30:00

    AC—Researching Spanish-Language Records
  5. Explore the BYU Dutch Script Tutorial.
  6. Learn how to read early Dutch church records in this blog from Olive Tree Genealogy.
    OT—Help Reading 17th-Century Dutch Church Records


Goal 2: Learn about Dutch archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Dutch archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Netherlands archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Netherlands Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore Dutch archives on this site.
  3. Search the Digitale Stamboom archive on this site.
  4. Search the Dutch Open Archives for genealogy information.
  5. Explore the Books We Own site for books that can be checked out or researched for you by others.




Goal 3: Learn about Netherlands census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Netherlands census and court records.

  1. Learn about Netherlands census records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Dutch Probate Records


Goal 4: Learn about Netherlands civil registration and vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Netherlands civil registration and vital records.

  1. Learn about Netherlands civil registration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Netherlands Civil Registration
  2. Learn how to use the WieWasWie website for research.
    FS—Using the Dutch Website: WieWasWie—6:58
  3. Search the WieWasWie database to find Dutch ancestor vital records. A description of the site is available here.


Goal 5: Learn about Netherlands church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Netherlands church records.

  1. Learn about Netherlands church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Netherlands Church Records
  2. Explore Old Dutch Church records on this site.

B. Explore Netherlands cemetery records.

  1. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  2. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 6: Learn about Netherlands emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Netherlands emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Netherlands emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Netherlands Emigration and Immigration

B. Explore Netherlands emigration and immigration.

  1. Explore Dutch immigration to the U.S. and Canada on the Olive Tree Genealogy site.
  2. Study records for 17-century Dutch immigrants on this site.
  3. Explore additional Dutch emigration websites.
  4. Explore the Immigrant Ship site. Select a Volume, then choose Netherlands as the departure or arrival location.


Goal 7: Learn about Netherlands military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Netherlands military records.

  1. Learn about Dutch Military Records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Netherlands Military Records
  2. Explore Militie Registers site for Dutch military records.


Goal 8: Learn about Netherlands maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Netherlands maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Netherlands maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Netherlands Maps
  2. Learn about Netherlands gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Netherlands Gazetteers

B. Explore Netherlands map resources.

  1. Explore Netherlands maps in the Perry-Castaneda site.
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Dutch maps.
  3. Explore old maps of the Netherlands in the 1900 Collection.
  4. Access Dutch map resources in the About.com site.
  5. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Netherlands maps.



Goal 9: Learn about Dutch newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Dutch newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Dutch newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Dutch newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Dutch newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.
  4. Search the Online-Familieberichten site for birth, marriage, and death announcements.





Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Dutch research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  4. Explore surname distribution (a map where certain surnames are prevalent) in the Netherlands.
  5. Explore Netherlands websites for research.


Goal 11: Search records from Netherlands.


Choices:

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Netherlands.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Dutch online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Dutch records.

  1. Explore the Europe page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.


Goal 12: Get help with your Netherlands research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Dutch Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Central Europe Genealogical Research Community page on Facebook.
  3. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Netherlands.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Netherlands research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Netherlands research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Netherlands research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Netherlands research.

C. Learn about Netherlands genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Netherlands genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Netherlands Societies
  2. Explore Netherlands genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.





QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   Indexed Historical   Catalog
Births and Baptisms: 1564-1910
Marriages: 1565-1892
Deaths and Burials: 1668-1945
Zuid-Holland Civil Registration: 1679-1942


Ancestry
Census & Population Registers:   1811-1902
Genlias Baptism Index:   1811-1902
Genlias Marriage Index:   1795-1944
Genlias Death Index:   1796-1960
Graftombe Index:   1795-1944
Leiden:   Births   Marriages   Deaths
The Hague:   Births   Marriages   Deaths
Noord-Brabant Church Records:   1473-1909
Noord-Holland Civil Registration:   1811-1950


MyHeritage    All Netherlands
Burial Records:   Search
Dutch Death Notices:   Search
Leiden:    Baptisms   Marriage Banns
  Pop. Registers   Notarial Records   Property Ownership   Burials  
Gelderland Civil Registration:   1811-1950





Netherlands Provinces

Drenthe     Flevoland     Frysl├ón     Gelderland     Groningen     Limburg     Noord-Brabant     Noord-Holland    
Overijssel     Utrecht     Zeeland     Zuid-Holland