Quick tip: find transcriptions of Achterhoek sources on Genealogiedomein


Church in Winterswijk

Are your ancestors originally from the eastern part of Gelderland known as the Achterhoek? The website Genealogiedomein has hundreds of (free) transcriptions in PDF-format. Most of the transcribed records are church records (baptisms, marriages and burials) from before 1811, but there is also a growing number of indexes of civil registration records (birth, marriages and deaths) after 1811. Just click the name of the municipality in the list on the left and then select the category.

Some handy terms

Burgerlijke stand = Civil registration
Geboorten = Births
Huwelijken = Marriages
Overlijden = Death
Transcriptie = Transcription
Doopboek = Baptism book
Trouwboek = Marriage book
Begraafboek = Burial book
N.H. = Nederlands Hervormd = Dutch Reformed
R.K. = Rooms-Katholiek = Roman Catholic
Afbeeldingen = Images

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, MLitt, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist, writer, and lecturer in the Netherlands. She has a Master of Letters in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee, and holds the Certification of Genealogist and Qualified Genealogist credentials. Yvette served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and won excellence awards for her articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. Yvette has been doing genealogy for over 30 years. She helps people from across the world find their ancestors from the Netherlands and its former colonies, including New Netherland. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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