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WieWasWie is the premier site for Dutch records. The information from this site is taken directly from Civil Registration. Some Church Records are also included. This site contains records with over 110 million names as of November 2015. 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 Births Marriages Deaths
Rotterdam 1811-1910 1811-1937
's-Gravenhage(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


The WieWasWie site includes;

Vital records

  • Births (1811 to 1902/1912/1914)
  • Marriages (1811 to 1932/1939)
  • Deaths (1811 to 1960/1964)
  • Baptisms, Marriages and Burials(to 1811)

Other records/documents:

  • Military Registers
  • Population registers
  • Death duties - statements of succession
  • VOC(Dutch East Indies Company) records
  • Family Notices (from newspapers etc.)
  • Notary records
  • Other miscellaneous records and documents

For more information about the records, see the Netherlands Civil Registration and Netherlands Church Records pages.

Using the Site

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


In 2014 Family Notices and Military Registers were added to the WieWasWie site.Those with a free account can see a list of recent updates on their dashboard. Otherwise WieWasWie WatZitErIn has a list of recent updates.


WieWasWie is currently free to search.However from January 2016, only a basic search will be free. More advanced features, including the use of wildcards and a search for two people will require payment.

  • Yearly access fee: 18,50 Euro
  • Monthly access fee: 5,00 Euro

The search engines of provincial archives should remain free and will become an alternative to WieWasWie.


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