Quick tip – research the collateral lines

Most people are more interested in ancestors than their siblings, but records of the siblings can contain vital clues. For example, death duties files (memories van successie) of siblings who died without children can show that nieces and nephews or more distant relatives inherited. The death duties files can reveal complex family relationships, especially in the case of an elderly person who died after their siblings. Another tip is to always check the marriage supplements of marriages of … [Read more...]

Dutch term: Memorie van Successie

A Memorie van Successie (literally: memorial of succession) is a death duties file. To determine the inheritance tax due after a person died, the┬áheirs had to file a Memorie van Successie. Read more about Death Duties Files and how to use them for your research. … [Read more...]