Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Nederland, Gelderland Provincie burgerlijke stand

Record Description

This collection contains records from 1811 to 1950.

Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths for the province of Gelderland. Indexes, marriage intentions, marriage proclamations, marriage supplements, and divorces are also included. Time period of the records varies by locality and record type.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in the Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1811-1950 collection, select the Browse.

For a list of film numbers currently published in the Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1811-1950 (includes index) collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page..

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1811-1950." Index and Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Burgerlijke Stand.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content, History and Use

Netherlands Gelderland Province Civil Registration (08-0516) (08-0538) DGS 4432613 26 Birth.jpg
Netherlands Gelderland Province Civil Registration (08-0516) (08-0538) DGS 4432587 31 32 Marriage.jpg
Netherlands Gelderland Province Civil Registration (08-0516) (08-0538) DGS 4432618 177 Death.jpg

For information about the history, content, and use of these records see the wiki article Netherlands Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How to Search the Records

To search the collection:
⇒Select Browse through images on the initial collection page
⇒Select the Municipality
⇒Select the Record Type and Years 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.

Known Issues with this Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered. 

Civil Registrations in Nearby Localities

Related Web Sites

  • Genver - This website can help simplify getting to the correct location in this collection. (Website is in Dutch.)
  • Genlias This is a compilation of indexed records from the Netherlands, including some from Dutch colonies, mostly dating from 1811 until the mid-1900s. (Website is in Dutch, but with an option to view and search in English.) Currently incomplete, but extensive and with records being added.

Images for many of the indexed records on Genlias can be found in the collections on

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Contributions to This Article

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

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1811-1950 (includes index)," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 May 2012), Johannes Franciscus Antonius De Haan, 1879; citing Zaltbommel (Gelderland), Burgerlijke Stand, Civil Registration of Zaltbommel (Gelderland), FHL 211746, Rijke Archive, Gelderland, Arnhem, The Netherlands.