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Title in the Language of the Record
Nederland, Bibliothéque Wallonne, Kaartsystemen (Dutch) Pays-Bas, Wallonne Bibliothéque, Index Card (French)
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, Flemish and French. The collection covers the years from about 1500 to 1858.
Citation for This Collection
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- Netherlands. Various government offices through out the Netherlands. Bibliothéque Wallonne, Card Indexes. Bibliothèque Wallonne, Leiden, Netherlands.
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, Flemish and French so you will need to be able to understand these written languages. For help with reading the records, see the wiki articles:
You may also want to see the 3 FamilySearch Tutorials on "Reading Dutch Written Records"
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: 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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