|Researching Your Dutch Ancestors|
This article provides a good overview of genealogy research in the Netherlands and is especially useful for researchers living in other countries.
- Civil Registration
The basics of the Civil Registration-system in the Netherlands, a good starting point for your genealogical research in Holland.
- Marriage Certificates
Marriage certificates and the appendices of the certificates are providing you with a lot of information.
- Population Registration
The Population Registration started in 1850 in the Netherlands. It is a kind of ongoing Census system.
- Online Resources
A guide to online genealogical resources in the English language.
- Dutch Surnames
Dutch surnames can be puzzling. What are the most frequent names, and did everyone have a family name in the past?
- Dutch First Names
The Dutch first names are confusing for foreigners. Nevertheless some knowledge of the naming patterns can be helpful during your genealogical research.
- Dutch Peculiarities
If you are starting with genealogical research in the Netherlands, there are a few traps. You are warned! Topics covered: married women, dates, alphabetical ordering, kwartierstaat, strange symbols.
- The Dutch Language, Genealogical Basics
The basics of the Dutch language for genealogists. Including the spelling, keywords, a few occupations, months, days and numbers.
- Church Registers
Church registers are the primary resources for genealogical research before 1811.
- Common Genealogical Abbreviations
A list of the most frequent genealogical abbreviations in Dutch.
- The Place of Origin
Before you can do research in Dutch resources, you need to find the place of origin of your immigrant ancestors.
- Without Traveling to the Netherlands...
Possibilities to do research without traveling to the Netherlands.
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