Dutch term – Landrecht

Landrecht is the law of the land. Before the introduction of the civil code in the Netherlands in 1809, each province, region, or domain had their own laws. Understanding the local laws and customs can help you interpret records and understand your family history.

Manuscript of the laws of Salland, Twente, Vollenhove, and Drenthe, 1380-1546. Credits: Bibliophilly (public domain)

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