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Record Description

The collection consists of church records of baptisms, marriages, memberships, deaths and burials from Zeeland province in the Netherlands. Civil births, marriages, and deaths before the advent of Napoleonic Civil Registration in 1811 are also included. The collection covers the years 1527 to 1907.

Although the collection contains many indexes, not all places or denominations are represented. In addition, most of the records do not go beyond 1811.

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

For information about the history, content, and use of these records see the wiki article Netherlands Church Records.

Record Content

Baptism Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Name of Child
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of Parents
  • Residence Place
  • Witnesses or Godparents

Marriage Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • 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 Deceased Person
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Residence Place and sometimes the Place of Origin
  • Cause of Death
  • Marital Status
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse and sometimes the Names of Children
  • Sometimes Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

How to Use the Record

To search the collection images, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page. Then:
⇒Select the appropriate "Religion or Other Record Category"
⇒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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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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, Zeeland Province Church Records, 1527-1907." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Nederlands Rijksarchiefdienst [Netherlands National Archives, The Hague].

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, Zeeland Province Church Records 1527-1907.


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