Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1679-1942 .
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|Location of Zuid-Holland, Netherlands|
|Title in the Languages:||Zuid-Holland Burgerlijke Stand|
|Netherlands National Archives|
What is in the Collection?
The collection contains records from the province of Zuid-Holland and includes civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths. Indexes, marriage intentions, marriage proclamations, marriage supplements, and divorces are also included.
This collection covers the years 1679 through 1942, but the exact time period of the records varies by locality and record type.
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For information about the history, content, and use of these records see the wiki article Netherlands Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).
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I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
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- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.
- While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
- There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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- "Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration,1679-1942." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Nationaal Archief, Den Haag (National Archives, The Hague).
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