Quick tip: maiden names after marriage

Young couple, the woman holds a bouquet of arums in her hand

Wedding photo of Jan Marijnissen and Toos Flooren, 1943

In the Netherlands, official records usually refer to women by their maiden names, even after their marriage. So when you’re looking for a death record of a female ancestor, look for her maiden name rather than her married name.

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Yvette Hoitink is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She has been doing genealogy for 20 years. Her expertise is helping people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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