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Record Description

This collection includes notarial records from the Regionaal Archief Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands from 1700-1874. These may include records such as:

  • Wills [testamenten].
  • Marriage contracts [huwelijksvoorwaarden].
  • Divisions of estates [boedelscheidingen or akten van scheiding en deling].
  • Appointments of guardians [benoemingen van voogden or voogdij].
  • Land transfers [transporten van onroerend goed, akten van verkoop, vestbrieven or recognitieën].
  • Mortgages [hypotheken].
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Leiden, Notarial Records, 1591-1806.

Record Content

These records may contain the following information:

  • Name ["naam"]
  • Residence ["residentie"]
  • Birth date ["geboortedatum"]
  • Date and place of other event, such as marriage or land transfer
  • Names, relationships, and other personal information about other people involved in the event

How to Use the Record

To search the collection images, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Notary, volume number, and years" category 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.
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.

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Don't overlook FHL Place Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Leiden items or FHL Keyword Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Leiden 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.

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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, Zuid-Holland, Leiden, Notarial Records.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Citing Regional Archief, Leiden [Regional Archives, Leiden].

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, Zuid-Holland, Leiden, Notarial Records 1591-1806.


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