Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Civil Registration, 1796-1940
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|Flag of the Netherlands|
|Location of Zeeland, Netherlands|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Zeeland Burgerlijke Stand|
|Netherlands National Archive|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection covers the years 1796 to 1940, but the years vary within each municipality and record type.
The collection consists of civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths for the province of Zeeland. Indexes, marriage intentions, marriage proclamations, marriage supplements, and divorces are also included.
To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
For information about the history, content, and use of these records see the wiki article Netherlands Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).
How Do I Search This Collection?
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- Select Record Type and Years to view the images.
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records indexes in the country
- When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?
- Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful
- While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
- Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
- Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800
- There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Netherlands.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Civil Registration, 1796-1940." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Nederlands Rijksarchiefdienst, Den Haag (Netherlands National Archives, The Hague).
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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