Quick tip – Burials under name of husband or father

Many burial registers and related registers like burial fees registers recorded entries under the name of the head of household. Entries might be for the wife of Jan Claesz, or the child of Pieter Willems.

If you cannot find a married woman in a burial register, check under her husband’s name. If you cannot find an unmarried person, such as a minor child, in a burial register, check under their father’s name.

Burial record of a child of Willem Brewster, 20 June 1609

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