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WieWasWie is the premier site for Dutch records. The information from this site is taken directly from several archives. Some church records are also included. This site contains records with over 104 million names. The index is not complete; records are continuously being added. Most notably missing are records from Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.

Coverage for Large Cities

City Birth Marriages Death
Rotterdam 1811-1910 1811-1937
The Hague

Utrecht 1811-1902 1811-1932 1811-1960
Eindhoven 1811-1902 1811-1932 1811-1955
Groningen 1811-1912 1811-1937 1811-1962
Haarlem 1812-1833 1812-1922 1812-1952
Nijmegen 1811-1902 1811-1912 1811-1952

There are also records included from some of the Dutch colonies.

Records for Amsterdam baptisms before 1811 can be found at: Link

Some links to available records;
The Hague: Link
Rotterdam: Link
Leiden: Link (Dutch only)
Delft: Link


The WieWasWie site includes;

Civil registry records:

  • Births (1811 to 1914)
  • Marriages (1811 to 1939)
  • Deaths (1811 to 1964)

Other records/documents:

  • Death duties - statements of succession
  • Church books
  • VOC records
  • Family Notices (from newspapers etc.)
  • Notary records
  • Other miscellaneous records and documents

A record of birth provides the following information:

  • Name, occupation, age and address of the declarant(s)
  • Name, occupation and age of the father
  • Name and sometimes the occupation of the mother
  • Date and time of the birth and sometimes the address where the birth took place
  • Gender and Names of the Baby
  • Sometimes the Residences of the Parents

A record of marriage provides the following information:

  • Names and ages of the bride and groom
  • In most cases, the names of the bride's and the groom's parents
  • In most cases, the places of birth of the bride and groom
  • Whether the bride is a widow or the groom a widower
  • In most cases the profession of groom and/or bride

A record of death provides the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • The exact date of death
  • In most cases, the name of the deceased's parents
  • In most cases, the age of the deceased
  • In some cases, the deceased's place of birth
  • In some cases, the name of the deceased's spouse
  • In most cases, the address of the deceased

Using the Site

The site is currently available in Dutch and English. However, the actual content of the data base is not translated.

WieWasWie is currently a free subscription website.


In 2014 Family Notices and Military Registers were added to the WieWasWie site.


WieWasWie is currently free to search. Images and Scans may require payment depeding on the originating archive that supplies the images & scans. However most Church books and Civil Registry records can be accessed for free from FamilySearch. Use the Zoekakten website to easily find Church books and Civil Registry records (Ducht only - use Google Chrome to translate).


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