Quick tip: Use Genver to find Dutch records on Familysearch

Extract of the burial record of Gart Vossers

Extract of the burial record of Gart Vossers, marriage supplements retrieved from Familysearch

Familysearch.org has a tremendous amount of digitized records from the Netherlands:

  • Church records
  • Civil registration records (births, marriages, deaths)
  • Census records and population registers

Not all records are available for all towns and finding out exactly what is available can be cumbersome if you just use the Familysearch website.

The Dutch website Genver.nl is a portal for all these images. Simply select the province, then the municipality and click the link for DTB (church records), BS (civil registration) or BR (population registers) to find a listing of all image sets of that type for that municipality.

About Yvette Hoitink

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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