Netherlands Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type: Deaths and Burials
Collection years: 1668-1945
Languages: English
Title in the Language: Netherlands Deaths and Burials, 1668-1945
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"Netherlands Deaths and Burials, 1668-1945." 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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