|The Netherlands Background|
|Local Research Resources|
The FamilySearch moderator for The Netherlands is Daniel Jones.
WieWasWie is a free database collected from many provincial, regional, and city archives in the Netherlands. Important record types for include baptism, birth, marriage, death, and burial records. It is incomplete, but being added to.
Lessons[edit | edit source]
- WieWasWie The main site for Dutch genealogy, especially post-1811
- WieWasWie: Indexed Records Online Instructions
- Using the Dutch Website: WieWasWie
- WieWasWie, Past the index: What to do next; note the following changes made in the website since this video was created:
- Some civil registration records are linked to other records; they show up as orange links to the right of an index.
- You cannot search two people or use wildcards without a subscription.
- There is no “begins with” feature.
- The search page looks different.
- You do not need to log in to view original images.
Overview and Content[edit | edit source]
WieWasWie is the premier site for Dutch records. Its aim is to provide in one place indexes of all Vital Records and other important genealogical records from the Netherlands.
The site contains 167.8 million records from the following sources:
- Civil Registration (1811-1960): 97.2 million
- Church Records (c.1550-1811): 29.5 million
- Population Registers (1850-1939): 17.7 million
- Newspaper Records (c.1800-2010): 12.5 million
- Notarial Records 6.4 million
- Military Records (1811-1942) 1.4 million
- VOC Records (1600-1811): 0.8 million
- Others: 2.2 million
Coverage[edit | edit source]
To check if records are available for a certain town, use WatZitErIn. The types of records will be accurate, but the dates may be incorrect (1000-2099 is a common mistake).
Coverage for Large Cities[edit | edit source]
The information is taken from WatZitErIn.
|'s-Gravenhage (The Hague)||1811-1842||1811-1842|
Features and Cost[edit | edit source]
For Free, one may search for one person at a time without wildcards. You can access records and images without restriction. You may have a free account and make comments and corrections to records.
For 18.50 Euro per year or 5.00 Euro per month you may use all the features of the site. This includes searching for two persons at one time and using wildcards. Friends of the CBG get a discount.