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==Country Information==
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The Netherlands is a country in Western Europe bordered by [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]] and [[Belgium Genealogy|Belgium]]. The official national language is Dutch.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Netherlands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref>
  
== Getting started with research in the Netherlands ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Netherlands Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Netherlands research.
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*[[The Netherlands How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
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*[[Introduction to the Netherlands Search Strategies]]
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*[[Netherlands Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
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*[[Some sources in determining place of origin|Determining place of origin]]<br>
  
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<h3>Netherlands Research Tools</h3>
FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors.
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Netherlands research.
 
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*[https://www.wiewaswie.nl/ WieWasWie] The main site for Dutch genealogy, especially post-1811
When you have Dutch ancestors you are one lucky person as many records have been put on web-sites which are available to all without cost. <br>For more information please look below in: '''Research Tools'''&nbsp; &nbsp;
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*[[Netherlands Record Finder|The Netherlands Record Finder]]
 
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*[http://zoekakten.nl/ Zoekakten] Easy links to all Dutch digital images on FamilySearch
Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Netherlands-Genealogy-Research-Community/211295978937144?sk=wall Facebook] or [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype] Netherlands Genealogy Research Community!&nbsp;<br><br>
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Netherlands.pdf Family History Library Research Outline] - contains many outdated links
 
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== Did you know?  ==
 
 
 
<span class="gmw_">Willem I, Prince of Orange (April 24, 1533—July 10, 1584), also widely known as 'Willem de <span class="gm_ gm_607322fd-9fc6-fdc6-7e94-566625a6424c gm-spell">Zwijger</span><span class="gmw_">' (William the Silent), or simply Willem van Oranje (William of Orange), as well as 'Vader des <span class="gm_ gm_02836542-137b-8900-dfae-da5f2a4edac8 gm-spell">Vaderlands</span><span class="gmw_">' (Father of the Fatherland), was born in the House of Nassau as a count of Nassau-<span class="gm_ gm_9af7cf29-ddaf-e48f-2065-d68d79ec6cb7 gm-spell">Dillenburg</span><span class="gmw_">. He became Prince of Orange in 1544 and is thereby the founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau. He was the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that set off the Eighty Years' War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. He was assassinated by Balthasar Gérard (also written as '<span class="gm_ gm_90cc3086-a97a-4189-2291-e54d63200400 gm-spell">Gerardts</span>') in his own home,</span></span></span></span><span class="gm_ gm_7b639d00-7ed0-8b12-2f7c-76ead3c3a75f gm-spell">de </span>[http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prinsenhof_(Delft) <span class="gm_ gm_7b639d00-7ed0-8b12-2f7c-76ead3c3a75f gm-spell">Prinsenhof</span>] in Delft. <br>[[Image:Eighty Years' War.jpg|thumb|left|Eighty Years' War.jpg]]
 
 
 
The Dutch fought an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighty_Years%27_War Eighty Years]<span class="gmw_"> long war, from 1568—1648, to gain <span class="gm_ gm_eaf07204-2d55-aa76-010d-36a35a4bd2a7 gm-spell">indepence</span> and religious freedom and so became one of the countries where people of all religions and cultures could find refuge. </span><br>
 
 
 
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[[Image:Michiel de Ruyter 1607-1676.jpg|thumb|left|Michiel de Ruyter 1607-1676.jpg]]  
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{{Click|Image:Netherlands_ORP.png|Netherlands Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
<br>Michiel de Ruyter was one of the great admirals at that time. <br><span class="gmw_">A Dutch fleet, with De Ruyter as third in command, beat back a Spanish-<span class="gm_ gm_5491d3c8-9174-518f-fbd3-34daecb12cd4 gm-spell">Dunkirker</span> fleet in an action of Cape St Vincent 4 November 1641. </span><br>
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== The Netherlands Clickable Map ==
  
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To visit the page of a province, '''click''' either on the province on the '''map''' or the name listed in the '''Provinces''' section below.
 
 
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[[Image:Bussumerheide.jpg|thumb|left|Bussumerheide.jpg]]
 
 
 
<br>Did you know that in the Netherlands they have yearly "4-day-bike-tours" in different parts of the country? For more information see: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fietsvierdaagse Fietsvierdaagse] <br>And here some pictures: [http://www.google.com/images?q=Fietsvierdaagse&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&oe=utf8&rlz=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=2uIPTILxNIbGlQfhlKXnBg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CDkQsAQwAw&safe=active Fietsvierdaagse] International Four Day Marches around Nijmegen, Gelderland, have taken place since 1916. The very first Four Day March was held in 1909. This is very much an international event. Depending on age group and category, walkers have to walk 30, 40 or 50 kilometers (respectively 18.6, 24.8 or 31.0 miles) each day for 4 days. For more information see: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Four_Days_Marches_Nijmegen Four Days Marches] <br>
 
 
 
A Memorial Service along the route of the Four Days Marches: [http://www.4daagse.nl/index.php/en/festivities/memorial-service-groesbeek.html <span class="gmw_">Memorial Service <span class="gm_ gm_a52517d9-9025-6dd9-03fa-d8d9d60bdf59 gm-spell">Groesbeek</span></span>]
 
 
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Nederlandse Provincieen.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
 
 
The capital city of the Netherlands is [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam Amsterdam], but the goverment buildings are located in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hague 's-Gravenhage] (The Hague) where the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huis_ten_Bosch Huis ten Bosch], residence of the reigning [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrix_of_the_Netherlands Queen Beatrix], is also located.
 
 
 
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== Provinces ==
 
The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, the last one - Flevoland - was created from part of the former Zuider Zee/IJsselmeer on 1 January 1986.  
 
The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, the last one - Flevoland - was created from part of the former Zuider Zee/IJsselmeer on 1 January 1986.  
 
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*[[Flevoland, The Netherlands Genealogy|Flevoland]]  
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*[[Gelderland, The Netherlands Genealogy|Gelderland]]  
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*[[Noord-Holland, The Netherlands Genealogy|Noord-Holland]] (North Holland)
 
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*[[Overijssel, The Netherlands Genealogy|Overijssel]]  
'''Origins of names:''' <br>'''Drenthe''': Germanic þrija: three, hantja: countries <br>'''Friesland''': Land of the Frisii, from ethnic name <br>'''Groningen''': Germanic Groningja, from groni: green <br>'''Gelderland''': Germanic gelwa: yellow, haru: mountain <br>'''Limburg''': Germanic lindo: linden, burg: fort. <br>'''Noord-Brabant''': Dutch Noord: north, Old High German bracha: new country, bant: region <br>'''Noord-Holland''': Dutch Noord: north + Old Dutch, either holt: woods or hol: hollow, land: land <br>'''Overijssel''': Dutch over: beyond, since the province was beyond the IJssel River from Utrecht <br>'''Utrecht''': corruption of Latin Trajectum: ford (ad Rhenum: on the Rhine) <br>'''Zeeland''': Dutch zee: sea (land in the sea) <br>'''Zuid-Holland''': Dutch Zuid: south + Holland
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*[[Utrecht, The Netherlands Genealogy|Utrecht]]  
== Research Tools  ==
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*[[Zeeland, The Netherlands Genealogy|Zeeland]]  
 
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[http://www.traceyourdutchroots.com/visit/archive.html Trace Your Dutch Roots]
 
 
 
[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Netherlands.pdf BYU Research Guide for The Netherlands]
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Netherlands Army Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Netherlands Army Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Netherlands Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Netherlands Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Netherlands Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Netherlands Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Netherlands Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Netherlands, Limburg Province Certificates of Nationality (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Netherlands, Limburg Province Certificates of Nationality (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Netherlands, Noord-Brabant Province Population Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Netherlands, Noord-Brabant Province Population Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Netherlands, Passenger Lists of the Holland-America Steamship Line (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Netherlands, Passenger Lists of the Holland-American Steamship Line (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Netherlands%2C+Zuid-Holland+Province+Civil+Registration&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
 
 
 
'''Other Websites'''<br>
 
 
 
*[http://194.171.109.12/lang/EN Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie]
 
 
 
Research at the CBG We can help you to search for information about your ancestors in the Netherlands. For advice please contact us. You may find some specific information in the following downloadable brochures:
 
 
 
Searching for Your Ancestors in the Netherlands. CBG brochure When you find an ancestor from 'Holland' or ' The Netherlands' you would be curious if additional information existed in Dutch sources. The Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie can help you to search for that information about your ancestors in the Netherlands.
 
 
 
Personal Record Cards and Personal Record Lists CBG brochure Personal Record Cards were introduced in the Netherlands in 1938 and used to register information on every inhabitant of the Netherlands regardless of nationality. Since October 1, 1994 the population registration in the Netherlands is automized. The personal record card was replaced by so called Personal Record Lists. Since this Central Register of Deceased Persons contains a lot of important information for genealogical and biographical research purposes, the CBG is allowed to provide information on written request.
 
 
 
List of Dutch Genealogical Researchers. CBG brochure Experienced Dutch genealogical researchers can help you to search for additional information in Dutch records.
 
 
 
*[http://geneaknowhow.net/digi/resources.html Digital Resources]
 
 
 
DIGITAL RESOURCES NETHERLANDS AND BELGIUM <br>Latest update: 12 September 2010
 
 
 
Our website Van Papier Naar Digitaal (From Paper To Pixels) now has 250.000 images online.. Click at the banner to go to the special page for this occasion, with a lot of new images from Schagen (&gt; 22.000), Schokland and Botland.<br>Click at this banner to go to the special page for this occasion, with a lot of new images from Schagen (&gt; 22.000), Schokland and Botland.<br>
 
 
 
*[http://www.familytreeseeker.com/?l=en FamilyTreeSeeker]
 
 
 
FamilyTreeSeeker is an index to (Dutch) family trees on the web. Those are trees on personal sites, and community sites like Genealogie Online (mentioned below).
 
 
 
*[http://www.genealogieonline.nl/ Genealogie Online]
 
 
 
Genealogie Online - publish your family tree for free, search for your ancestors
 
 
 
*[http://www.geneanet.org/?lang=en Geneanet]
 
 
 
Build Your Online Family Tree, Share Your Family History And Learn More About Your Ancestors
 
 
 
*[http://www.genlias.nl/en/page0.jsp Genlias] <br>
 
 
 
Have you always wanted to know from whom you are descended? Genlias gives you a quick way to find your Dutch forebears, both in the Netherlands and overseas. Your search is in the most accurate source for Dutch genealogy, the Civil Register. And it is not difficult!
 
 
 
*[http://genver.nl/ GenVer]
 
 
 
GenVer was created because it is not always easy to find your way in Dutch films on FamilySearch, especially when a couple of books are all contained in one film, with thousands of images. When you select the locality, record type, and time period, the site opens the image viewer at the proper page, saving researchers a lot of time. The site's in Dutch, but it links back to this wiki for help on the Dutch language.
 
 
 
<br>Encyclopedias may provide information on all branches of knowledge or treat specific topics comprehensively, usually in alphabetically arranged articles. They often contain information of great interest for genealogical research, including articles about towns and places, prominent people, minorities, and religions. They can give information about diverse subjects, such as record-keeping practices, laws, customs, commerce, costumes, occupations, and archaic terminology.
 
 
 
The Family History Library has general-knowledge encyclopedias from the Netherlands (in Dutch) along with Dutch-English and English-Dutch dictionaries. The encyclopedias and dictionaries are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under THE NETHERLANDS - ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND DICTIONARIES.
 
 
 
The following is a good Dutch dictionary:
 
 
 
Title Cassell's English-Dutch, Dutch-English dictionary = Engels-Nederlands, Nederlands-Engels woordenboek Kramer, Jacob, 1802-1869. Kramers' Engels Woordenboek Call Number 439.31321 Ca272 Publication London&nbsp;: Cassell, 1982 New York, New York&nbsp;: Macmillan Publishers Limited Physical xiv, 602, vii, 729 p.&nbsp;; 19 cm. ISBN/ISSN 0025229400 Title Also Known As Cassell's Dutch dictionary Engels-Nederlands, Nederlands-Engels woordenboek English-Dutch, Dutch-English dictionary Kramers' Engels woordenboek
 
 
 
[http://lookwayup.com/free/DutchEnglishDictionary.htm Dutch-English online dictionary]
 
 
 
''See the 3 FamilySearch Tutorials on ''[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Netherlands%22 ''"Reading Dutch Written Records"&nbsp;'']
 
 
 
<br>'''Research Strategies'''
 
 
 
[[Introduction to the Netherlands Search Strategies]]
 
 
 
[[Netherlands Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]  
 
 
 
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
 
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The second tier of jurisdiction and the one most relevant for genealogy, especially after 1811, is the gemeente (municipality). There are currently 393 of them, down from about 1200 in 1811. Links to pages listing municipalities and the towns within them can be found on the page for the relevant province.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927041?region=Sweden Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true '''Search page''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/887 '''Dutch Research Before 1811''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/882 '''Gazetteers and Maps for Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/399 '''Using the Dutch Website: WieWasWie''']
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Latest revision as of 19:14, 13 November 2017

Netherlands Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
The Netherlands Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator

The FamilySearch moderator for the Netherlands is Daniel Jones.

Europe
Netherlands
Guide to Netherlands ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Country Information

The Netherlands is a country in Western Europe bordered by Germany and Belgium. The official national language is Dutch.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Netherlands Research

Links to articles on getting started with Netherlands research.

Netherlands Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Netherlands research.


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The Netherlands Clickable Map

Fryslân or FrieslandDrentheNoord-HollandBonaire, Netherlands AntillesFlevolandUtrechtZuid-HollandZeelandNoord-BrabantLimburgGelderlandOverijsselGroningenSaba, Netherlands AntillesSint Eustatius, Netherlands AntillesMap provinces Netherlands.png
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To visit the page of a province, click either on the province on the map or the name listed in the Provinces section below.

Provinces

The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, the last one - Flevoland - was created from part of the former Zuider Zee/IJsselmeer on 1 January 1986.

Municipalities

The second tier of jurisdiction and the one most relevant for genealogy, especially after 1811, is the gemeente (municipality). There are currently 393 of them, down from about 1200 in 1811. Links to pages listing municipalities and the towns within them can be found on the page for the relevant province.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Research Tutorials

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Netherlands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands, accessed 24 March 2016.