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, CG® is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate certificate in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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