New Records and Resources to Discover Your Dutch Ancestors


If you're looking for ancestors from your Dutch heritage, you're in luck! FamilySearch has recently published millions of records (51 million to be exact) from the Netherlands, making it easier than ever to trace your Dutch roots. These new records have increased FamilySearch's collection of Dutch names from 4,074,736 to over 55 million.

If you've ever gotten stuck looking for your ancestors before they immigrated or looking for any relatives you may still have in the Netherlands, this may be the perfect opportunity to dive in and find some answers.

This isn't only an opportunity to find lost relatives. This is also a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the lives of the ancestors you already know about. You may find more information about their birth, residence, marriage, or more.

Browse the newly available Dutch records to see what you can find. You may be surprised at the wealth of information now available to you.

For more tips to help you manage your search or for stories about Dutch heritage, read the articles below.

September 21, 2017
Do you have ancestors from the Netherlands? If so, an incredible resource is now available to increase your chances of success in your famil…
September 21, 2017
by Yvette Hoitink, CGSM In the Netherlands, historical records are kept in public archives. Increasingly, archives are digitizing and indexi…
April 27, 2017
by John de Jong I stood on a dike in the small village of Andijk, my ancestors’ home, looking out at the rough sea. It was easy to imagine m…
Learn how to find your ancestors using FamilySearch's search function.
How to Search the FamilySearch Site



About the Author