The Jewish Genealogy Association
by Gaby LAWS
Amsterdam - Canal
Civil registration began mainly in c. 1811 (in the south it started earlier ie Zeeuws-Vlaanderen in 1796 and Limburg in 1798).
Many records are searchable online (in Dutch and English) also contains
links to local archives if you wish to order a copy of the document(s).
You get the English version by clicking at the top right corner where it says English in small letters.
Births, marriages and deaths in Rotterdam from 1811
(also some earlier records) in Dutch and English.
a) go to 'Archieven en collecties'
b) go to 'digitale stamboom' it is the second one down in the box. It means 'database'
c) at the top there is a small 'English flag' click to have the information in English. Then click on the word 'Search'.
The population registers are usually in order of street and house numbers and contain the names of all the members of a family and individuals living at the address, their date of birth, place of birth, religion, marital status and occupation. If they moved then there is also the date they moved and new address.
Family cards contain the names, dates and places of birth, marriage and death of the person concerned and spouse, children, addresses,
names an usually dates and places of birth of the parents. The cards are kept at the
Central Bureau for Genealogy.
Copies of the personal cards are available for a fee.
For people who lived in Amsterdam person cards can be searched for online at the Amsterdam archive.
Amsterdam - Anne Frank's House
3)Historic Jewish Groningen
Database of the burials at Moesstraat and Lepenlaan in Groningen and the cemetery of Leek.
6) Jewish Monument Dedicated to the memory of Dutch Jews who died in the Holocaust. Contains names, last address and various other pieces of information.
8) Westerbork,(camp of transit for the victims of the Holocaust)
14) Drent Archive
Geneaknowhow website – online searchable information and links covering all regions of The Netherlands.
You will find in our library 39 books or documents concerning The Netherlands.