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Netherlands | Dutch Genealogy & Family History

Genealogy and family history resources for the Netherlands including info on Dutch genealogy and heraldry, how to obtain records, online databases, Dutch surnames, libraries and archives, immigration, emigration, history and more.

Genealogical Research in the Netherlands
Netherlands genealogist Eric Hennekam offers an excellent overview of genealogy research in the Netherlands including how to find civil records of birth, marriage and death.

Genealogical Research in the Netherlands
An introductory guide to genealogy research in the Netherlands and Dutch emigration to the United States, Canada and other countries in Europe. Includes sections on civil registration (birth, marriage & death), church records, immigration and more.

Researching Your Dutch Ancestors
An excellent series to get you started tracing your roots in the Netherlands. By Miriam Klaassen.

CarPark - Dutch & Belgian Genealogy
Access a wealth of genealogical resources and links related to Dutch genealogy and the Dutch provinces. Scroll further down the crowded page to find hundreds of links to family history and surname pages for Dutch, Luxembourg and Belgian families.

Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie
A documentation and information centre for family history and heraldry with a large collection of work done by family researchers as well as other genealogical records. Also in English.

Dutch Genealogical Society
The Nederlandse Genealogische Vereniging (Dutch Genealogical Association) is made of up over 11,000 members and three functional divisions: the Computer Genealogy division, the Heraldic division and the Family Organisations division.

Dutch Genealogical Word List
A list of Dutch words that you are likely to find in genealogical sources along with their English translations. From FamilySearch.org.

Netherlands GenWeb
Free World GenWeb research site offering pages for each of the regions of the Netherlands, Dutch surname lists and queries, plus online records such as obituaries and bible records submitted by volunteers.

Dutch Patronymics of the 1600s
An excellent article by Lorine McGinnis Schulze on the common Dutch naming custom of patronymics.

Dutch Surnames - Surnames from Patronymics
An article on traditional Dutch naming patterns and American surnames which evolved from these patronymics.

Dutch National Archives - Het Nationaal Archief
Find electronic genealogy databases, a catalog of family history holdings, and support for your Dutch genealogy research in the form of information leaflets, an online research guide (in Dutch), and a help desk. Plus, details on hours and research policies.

Search for your Dutch forebears from as far back as 1780 in this free national Dutch database containing information for use in genealogical research. GenLias contains data from the Dutch Civil Register, the official record of births, marriages and deaths in the Netherlands, as well as some details of baptisms, marriages and deaths maintained by church parishes prior to 1811. Also in English.

Netherlands Research Outline
This research guide from FamilySearch.org introduces you to the records you can use to discover your Dutch ancestors.

New Netherland/New York Genealogy
An excellent collection of articles and links for genealogy research of the Dutch settlers of New York (New Netherland) including Dutch naming patterns, history, ships passenger lists, military records, church records, Dutch family names and much more. By Lorine McGinnis Schulze.

Ships Passenger Lists to New Netherland
Passenger lists for ships arriving in New Netherland during the years 1654-1664.

How to Obtain a Copy of the Personal Record Card
Learn how to obtain a copy of the Dutch personal record card, with information on residents of and emigrants from the Netherlands after 1937, including the birth dates and locations of the individual's parents.

Common Dutch Surnames & Their Meanings
List of most common Australian surnames, with information on population statistics, plus the meaning and origin for each common Australian surname.

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