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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1807 to 1929.

The collection consists of military service records of non-commissioned officers and enlisted men in the Netherlands Army.

For a list of military units currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Military records usually include the following:

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • Parents names
  • Birthplace
  • Last residence
  • Physical description
  • Enlistment date
  • Details of previous military service

How to Use the Record

To search the collection:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Military Unit"
⇒Select the "Enrollment Number Range and Year Range" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person 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.

Related Websites

  • Zoekakten - This website is in Dutch. It narrows down this collection by different regions and records.This collection has a (partial) index on the names of the soldiers.
  • Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie

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Contributions to This Article

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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, Army Service Records, 1807-1929" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Nationaal Archief, Den Haag [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 Army Service Records.

 

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