Dutch term – DTB, DTBL

DTB is an abbreviation for Doop-, Trouw- en Begraafboeken [Baptismal, marriage, and burial books]. Sometimes, you see it as DTBL where the L stands for lidmaten [members].

You may come across the term in publications, finding aids, research guides, or source citations.

Check this article for more Dutch genealogical abbreviations.

Baptismal record of Dorothea Smeulders



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  1. Dave Simmer says

    Finally a clear definition of lidmaten. I searched and only found vague information, mostly about lists. Thank you very much Yvette.

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