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Title in the Language of the Record

Record Description

The collection consists of abstracts of baptisms, marriages, deaths, and memberships from French Protestant parish registers from Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The original cards are located in the Bibliothèque Wallonne in Leiden, Netherlands. They are in Dutch and Flemish. The collection covers from about 1500 to 1858.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Netherlands. Various government offices through out the Netherlands. Bibliothéque Wallonne, Card Indexes. Bibliothèque Wallonne, Leiden, Netherlands.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content and Use

For detailed information on the record contents and use see the wiki article Netherlands Church Records.

Searching the Collection

To begin your search you will need to know your ancestor's name and some other identifying information such as the event date and place.

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range"
⇒Select the appropriate " Digital Folder Number" 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. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Dutch and Flemish so you will need to be able to understand written Dutch and Flemish . For help with reading the records, see the article Netherlands Language and Languages.

You may also want to see the 3 FamilySearch Tutorials on "Reading Dutch Written Records" 

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Related Wiki Articles

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Contributions to This Article

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.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch ( accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.


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