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Title in the Language of the Record

Nederland, Census en bevolkingsregisters

Record Description

The collection consists of images of census records and population registers. Not every municipality is included. Most records cover about 1830-1920. Records are arranged either chronologically, alphabetically, 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 also: Netherlands Census

Record Content

Census Record


Records usually contain the following information:

  • Name and surname of the chief resident
  • Street name of residence

How to Use the Record

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, 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

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

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Don't overlook FHL Place Netherlands items or FHL Keyword Netherlands items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Netherlands Archives and Libraries.

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing 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." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing regional and national archives, Netherlands.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Netherlands, Census and Population Registers.

 

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