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Record Description

This collection contains Jewish records for several towns in the Netherlands. These records may include births, marriages, deaths, burials, circumcision registers, adopted surnames and congregation minute books. Most records cover the 1700s and 1800s.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content

Baptism Records usually include:

  • Name of child
  • Names of parents
  • Place of birth
  • Father's occupation

Marriage Records usually include:

  • Name of Bride and Groom
  • Place of marriage
  • Date of marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Burial Records usually include:

  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial
  • Name of spouse (if married)
  • Age at death

Death Records usually include:

  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age at death

Circumcision Registers usually include:

  • Name of child
  • Names of parents
  • Date of circumcision

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name of the primary individual and some other identifying information, such as date of the event.

Search the Collection

To search the collection images, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page. Then follow this series of links:
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years," which takes you to the images.

Look at the 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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

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How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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 Jewish Records." 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 Jewish Records.


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