Netherlands Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Netherlands
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Record Description
Record Type: Births and Baptisms
Collection years: 1564-1910
Languages: Dutch, Flemish
Title in the Language: Nederland Geboorten en Dopen
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Netherlands National Archives


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"Netherlands, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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