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29 million Netherlands family history records added to FamilySearch genealogy website

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Anyone hoping to find their Dutch ancestors will find their search easier now that FamilySearch has added 29 million new records to its family history website.

With the latest additions, FamilySearch now offers over 65 million free images and indexes in its Netherlands collections. 
 
The freely searchable collections are comprised of:
  • birth
  • baptism
  • marriage
  • death
  • church
  • notarial
  • army service
  • passenger list records
  • population registers.

Some of the records date back to 1564. Considering the population of the Netherlands is 17 million people today, and FamilySearch advise that the size of these collections makes it 'highly likely' that family historians will find the ancestors they’re seeking.

The breadth of record types now available provide an opportunity to learn more about a Dutch ancestor’s life.
There are also 12 free learning courses to help those searching Dutch ancestry and online volunteer indexing projects to make additional Netherlands records freely accessible.
 
Find your Dutch ancestors on the FamilySearch website.
 
Explore your Dutch heritage with our special article in the September 2018 issue of Family Tree magazine, available from our store.
 
 

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