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Record Description

The collection covers the years 1811 to 1950, but the exact years available vary within each municipality and record type.

The collection consists of civil registrations of births, marriages, and deaths for the province of Friesland. Indexes, marriage intentions, marriage proclamations, marriage supplements, and divorces are also included.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Netherlands, Friesland Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1950.

Record Content

Birth Records generally contain the following information:

  • Birth date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • If stillborn, illegitimate, or twin
  • Gender
  • Names of parents, father's occupation and their residence
  • Birth place of father
  • Birth place of mother
  • Date and number of record

Baptism Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name of child
  • Age or date of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of parents
  • Residence
  • Witnesses or godparents

Marriage Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name of bride and groom
  • Residence, marital status, and age
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of decease
  • Age or birth date
  • Residence and sometimes place of origin
  • Cause of death
  • Marital status
  • If married: name of spouse and sometimes names of children
  • Sometimes names of parents
  • Names of witnesses

How to Use the Collection

This section contains information on how to find and use the records available in this collection.

Search the Collection

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

Search the collection 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.

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, Friesland items or FHL Keyword Netherlands, Friesland 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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How You Can Contribute

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

Citations for This Collection

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, Friesland Province, Civil Registration. 1811-1950" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Nederlands Rijksarchiefdienst, Leeuwarden [Netherlands National Archives, Friesland].

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, Friesland Province, Civil Registration 1811-1950.


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