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Military registers

The Administration and the draw for the military services were recorded in so called 'militieregisters’. Because every conscript was registered, all Dutch guys from 18 years of age were noted in the militia registers between approximately 1811 until 1940. Even if they were withdrawn for conscription, or got an exemption, or hired a replacement (remplaçant). Because of this broad coverage there’s is a very good chance that you can find your Dutch ancestors in the militia registers.

Civil registration

Civil registration (burgerlijke stand) is the most important source of basic data about people in the Netherlands for the 19th and 20th centuries. In these civil registers authorities recorded information about births, marriages, divorces, and deaths.

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