Netherlands - Marriage - 1811-Present

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'''1.''''''Marriage Register: Civil registration'''
 
  
Beginning in 1811, the government required civil registrars to keep marriage records. These records included more information than the earlier church marriage records.
 
 
'''What you are looking for'''<br>Civil registers are the best source for determining when a person was married.
 
 
'''Why go to the next record'''<br>Not all of the Dutch civil registry records have been microfilmed.
 
 
'''2.''''''Register of Births: Civil registration'''<br>Beginning in 1811, the government required civil registrars to keep marriage records. These records included more information than the earlier church marriage records.
 
 
'''What you are looking for'''<br>If civil registry marriage records do not exist, civil registry birth records are the best source for determining when a person was married. The marriage date should be about one year before the first child's birth.
 
 
'''Why go to the next record'''<br>Not all birth records have been microfilmed.
 
 
'''3.''''''Census: Census'''<br>Census or population records were not kept with any consistency or regularity before 1850. If an age is given, use the records to estimate a person's birth date. After 1850 birth dates and places are given. The records can also help identify all the members of a family and help determine where a family originated.
 
 
'''What you are looking for'''<br>When civil registry birth records do not exist, census records are the best source for determining when a couple was married. A census record may not give a marriage date for the parents, but it does give their names. The marriage date should be about one year before the first child's birth.
 
 
'''Why go to the next record'''<br>Not all census records have been microfilmed, and the beginning date of these records varies from place to place.
 
 
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