Netherlands Jewish Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Record Description

This collection contains births, marriages, deaths, burials, circumcision registers, adopted surnames and congregation minute books for several towns in the Netherlands. Most records cover 1700s and 1800s.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Netherlands. Jewish Records, 1616-1897. Rijksarchiefdienst. Netherlands.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may contain the following information:

Baptism Records

  • Name of child
  • Names of parents
  • Place of birth
  • Father's occupation

Marriage Records

  • Name of Bride and Groom
  • Place of marriage
  • Date of marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Burial Records

  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial
  • Name of spouse (if married)
  • Age at death

Death Records

  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age at death

Circumcision Registers

  • Name of child
  • Names of parents
  • Date of circumcision

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name of the primary individual and some other identifying information such as date of the event.

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" 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 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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

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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 FamilySearch 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

Example for an Indexed Collection:

“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.

Example for a Browsed Collection:

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.