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One of the first things I would suggest is searching the many Dutch genealogical web-sites.
- For ancestors records after 1811, go to web-site GenLias. If you prefer to do it in Dutch, just click on the botton that says 'Nederlands'.
This web-site contains records of the Burgelijke Stand (Civil Registration) from 1811 till the time period the 'Right of Privacy Act' begins, which is:
100 years for birth records
75 years for marriage records
50 years for death records
This web-site started with marriage and death records as they hold the most information about a person. Few birth records are yet available and many records still need to be entered from Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland.
- For ancestors before 1811, go to web-site Digital Resources of the Netherlands and Belgium.
This web-site has options to click (on the left side of the screen) the name of a province, which then brigs up links to provincial and regional web-sites and when you scroll down on that pages, you will also find links to city and village records. You will have a wide choice of records available here and often these records have been extracted from the original books and indexedfor easy search options.
If you cannot find the town you are looking for on these sites, you can also try archive network and hold you curser over the country of interest where it will give you the choice to click on 'town' or 'province'. Again, if you want to read any of these web-sites in Dutch, just click on the word 'Nederlands'