Netherlands, Bibliothèque Wallonne, Card Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

  • Nederland, Bibliothèque Wallonne, Kaartsystemen (Dutch)
  • Pays-Bas, Wallonne Bibliothèque, Index Card (French)

Record Description

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

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Netherlands. Various government offices through out the Netherlands. Bibliothèque Wallonne, Card Indexes. Bibliothèque Wallonne, Leiden, Netherlands.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

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" 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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Related Wiki Articles

Netherlands Church Records

Contributions to This Article

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 FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Netherlands, Bibliothèque Wallonne, Card Indexes, ca. 1500-1858

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.