Dutch term – Begrafenis

A begrafenis is a burial. Before 1811, the church records of burials are often the best source for the burial date. Some registers include the death date as well.

After 1811, death records of the civil registration show when a person died, but they do not contain information about the burial. That information can sometimes be found in family announcements in newspapers or in the burial administration of the churches.

Funeral of five firemen

Funeral of five firemen, Vlaardingen, 1951. Credits: Van Duinen, collection Nationaal Archief (CC-BY-SA)

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