Netherlands, Gelderland Province, Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of church records of baptisms, marriages, memberships, deaths and burials. Civil births, marriages, and deaths before the advent of Napoleonic Civil Registration in 1811 are also included. Not all places or denominations are represented. The collection contains many indexes.

The collection covers the years 1405 to 1966, but most of the records do not go beyond 1811.

For information about the history, content, and use of these records see the wiki article Netherlands Church Records.

There records are in Dutch and Flemish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Netherlands, Gelderland Province, Church Records, 1405-1966.

Collection Contents

Baptism Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Name of Child
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of Parents
  • Residence Place
  • Witnesses or Godparents

Marriage Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Event
  • Name of Bride and Groom
  • Residence, Marital Status, and Age
  • Names of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses

Death Records generally contain the following information:

  • Date and Place of Death
  • Name of Deceased Person
  • Age or Birth Date
  • Residence Place and sometimes the Place of Origin
  • Names of Witnesses

How Do I Search the Collection?

This section provides information on how to search the collection and guides to translation helps.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, estimated event year, and family relationships.


To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Religion or Other Record Category"
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Years and Volume" which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image, 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Dutch or Flemish. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Netherlands, Gelderland items or FHL Keyword Netherlands, Gelderland items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Netherlands Archives and Libraries.

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How You Can Contribute

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 this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"Netherlands, Gelderland Province, Church Records, 1405-1966." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Rijksarchief te Arnhem [Gelders Archives, Arnhem].

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Netherlands, Gelderland Province, Church Records, 1405-1966.