Netherlands Army Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Nederland Army Service Records

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1807 to 1929.

The collection consists of military service records of non-commissioned officers and enlisted men in the Netherlands Army.

For a list of military units currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page..

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Netherlands, Army Service Records, 1807-1929" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Nationaal Archief, Den Haag.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Netherlands Army Service Records (11-1510) DGS 5168187 30.jpg

The records usually include the following:

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • Parents names
  • Birthplace
  • Last residence
  • Physical description
  • Enlistment date
  • Details of previous military service

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Military Unit ⇒ Select the Enrollment Number Range and Year Range which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Related Websites

  • Genver This website can help simplify getting to the correct location in this collection. (Website is in Dutch.) This collection has a (partial) index on the names of the soldiers.
  • Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing Family Search Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Netherlands, Army Service Records, 1807-1929,” digital images, FamilySearch ( accessed 11 April 2012), Netherlands Army Service Records, 1813-1883 > Ole Bataljon Jagers > no. 000001-001557, 1813 - 1818 > Image 156 of 267, entry for Dulfel Christian; citing Netherlands Army Service Records, 1813 - 1883, Netherlands National Archives, Hague, The Netherlands.