Quick tip: Use Genver to find Dutch records on Familysearch

Extract of the burial record of Gart Vossers

Extract of the burial record of Gart Vossers, marriage supplements retrieved from Familysearch

UPDATE 11 June 2014: The website Genver.nl has been discontinued, the service to find records is now available at Geneal-IX

Familysearch.org has a tremendous amount of digitized records from the Netherlands:

  • Church records
  • Civil registration records (births, marriages, deaths)
  • Census records and population registers

Not all records are available for all towns and finding out exactly what is available can be cumbersome if you just use the Familysearch website.

The Dutch website Genver.nl is a portal for all these images. Simply select the province, then the municipality and click the link for DTB (church records), BS (civil registration) or BR (population registers) to find a listing of all image sets of that type for that municipality.

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ 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 diploma 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.


  1. Dear Yvette, We noticed and are told that genver.nl, website with links cannot be used anymore, what are the results on your computer?

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