Dutch term – kerkenraad

Church council Zaamslag

Zaamslag church council. Image credits: protestantsegemeentezaamslag.nl (public domain)

The word kerkenraad or kerkeraad means church council that was responsible for the administration of the church.

The minutes of the church council can be a rich source of information about members of the church. Read more about using church council minutes for your research.

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