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Research: Dutch Ancestors in the Netherlands
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Researching Dutch ancestors in the Netherlands is very exciting because of the wealth of information available to the genealogist. Even if you are unfamiliar with the Dutch language, this course will assist you and guide you through the records that contain details about your ancestors'' lives. This course will cover some historical information about the Netherlands and its provinces, an understanding of the Dutch language in genealogical documents, archives and repositories in the Netherlands and, the types of records available for your research. You will study, in more detail, population records, civil registration and searching the Internet for Dutch genealogical information.

Course Content

Module 1

Introduction to Dutch Research
Historical Information
• The Land
• Jurisdictions
• The Provinces
The Language
Dutch Languages
• Language Help
Calendar Changes
About Names
• Naming Patterns
• Given Names
• Patronymic Names
• Surnames
• Surnames in the Provinces

Module 2
Archives & Repositories 
Dutch Records
• Record Types
• Census Records
• Population Records
• Population Registers
• Family Cards
• Person Cards
• Person Lists

Module 3
Dutch Records … Continued
• One-Year and Ten-Year Tables
• Births
• Marriage Registrations & Other Related Documents
• Marriage Intention
• Marriage Proclamation
• Marriage Consents
• Marriage Supplements
• Marriages
• Divorce Records
• Death Registrations

Module 4
Dutch Research on the Internet
Using Dutch Search Engines
Searching the Internet
• General Genealogy Websites
• Genealogy Databases and Tools
• National Archives
• Provincial, Regional & City Archives
• Drenthe
• Flevoland
• Friesland
• Gelderland
• Groningen
• Limburg
• North Holland
• North Brabant
• Overijssel
• Utrecht
• Zeeland
• South Holland
Search Engines
Other Websites of Interest
Recommending Reading & Resources

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