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WieWasWie is the premier site for Dutch records. The information from this site is taken directly from the Netherlands Civil Register. Some church records are also included. This site contains almost 10.5 million records with over 85 million names. The index is not complete; records are continuously being added. Most notably missing are records from Amsterdam and 's-Gravenhage (The Hague)

There are also records included from some of the Dutch colonies.

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Records for Amsterdam baptisms before 1811 can be found at: https://stadsarchief.amsterdam.nl/archieven/archiefbank/indexen/doopregisters/zoek/index.nl.html

Some records for The Hague can be found at: http://www.denhaag.nl/smartsite.html?id=37609

The web-site for Rotterdam is: http://www.gemeentearchief.rotterdam.nl

Leiden's web-site is found here: http://www.leidenarchief.nl/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=8

And Delft: http://www.archief.delft.nl/



This Genlias site includes:

  • Births (1811 to 1903)
  • Marriages (1811 to 1923)
  • Deaths (1811 to 1953)
  • Death duties - statements of succession

According to the WieWasWie site:

A record of birth provides you with the following information:

  • Name, occupation, age and address of the declarant(s)
  • Name,occupation and age of the father
  • Name and sometimes the occupation of the mother
  • Date and time of the birth and sometimes the address where the birth took place
  • Gender and Names of the Baby
  • Sometimes the Residences of the Parents

A record of marriage provides you with the following information:

  • The names and ages of the bride and groom
  • In most cases, the names of the bride's and the groom's parents
  • In most cases, the places of birth of the bride and groom
  • Whether the bride is a widow or the groom a widower
  • In most cases the profession of groom and/or bride

A record of death provides you with the following information:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The exact date of death
  • In most cases, the name of the deceased's parents
  • In most cases, the age of the deceased
  • In some cases, the deceased's place of birth
  • In some cases, the name of the deceased's spouse
  • In most cases, the address of the deceased

Using the Site

The site initially comes up in Dutch. If you want to see it in English, click English at the top of the home page.


Most web-sites in the Netherlands are free