Dutch term – Onecht kind

An onecht kind is a child born out of wedlock. You may encounter the term in baptismal records or court records.

Here are tips for finding the father of an illegitimate child.

priest baptizing a child

Baptism of a child, 1956. Credits: Willem van de Poll, collection Nationaal Archief (CC-BY)

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  1. Kathryn says

    Just over a week ago after many years of searching we found my husbands Great Grandfather.

    His Great Grandfather was living with his Great Grandmother and were found in the population registers

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