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Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]

Nederland, Census en bevolkingsregisters

Record Description[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images of census records and population registers. Not every municipality is included. Most records cover about 1574-1940. Records are arranged either chronologically, alphabetically, or by neighborhood or village. Some volumes are indexed, and some places contain separate index volumes.

For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

See Netherlands Census for more historical background and information on these records.

These records are in Dutch and Flemish.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Census Records may contain the following information:

  • Name and surname of the chief resident
  • Street address
  • Age
  • Information for family members

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

Searching The Collection[edit | edit source]

To search the collection by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Years and Volume" which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your 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 your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Dutch or Flemish. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:

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How You Can Contribute[edit | edit source]

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 Historical Records.

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

Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation

"Netherlands, Census and Population Registers. 1574-1940" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citingregional and national archives, Netherlands.

Image Citation:
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When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Netherlands, Census and Population Registers 1574-1940.