Netherlands Poor Law

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Poor Law

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Admission and indemnity records (Admissie en indemniteits registers)

Research use: Helps trace movements of families and provides vital information for individuals.

Record type: Poor law records kept by towns or parishes.

Time Period: 1673-1811.

Content: Records designed to curb the movements of the poor resulting in the issuance of certificates of indemnity or guarantee of admission. Contains names of all persons in the family, legal ages, places of former or proposed residence, and dates of admission.

Location: Provincial, state, municipal and city archives.

Population coverage: 10%.

Reliability: Good.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: The Netherlands,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1987-1998.