Bonaire Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Civil records for Bonaire are included in WieWasWie.

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Administrative Office of the Public Body of Bonaire
Plasa Reina Wilhelmina 1
Kralendijk, Bonaire

Telephone: (+599) 717 5330
Email: postarchive@bonairegov.com

Bonaire Civil Affairs
Kaya Neerlandia 40
Kralendijk, Bonaire

Email: burgerzaken@bonairegov.com

Library
Kaya Gramel
Kralendijk, Bonaire

Telephone: (+599) 717-1728
Email: Library@bonairegov.com

Civil Registry Department Bonaire
Kaya Neerlandia 40, Bonaire

Telephone: (+599) 717-5516/5517
Email: burgerzaken@bonairegov.com[1]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The area of what is now Bonaire was under Dutch control 1815-1936. From 1936-1948, it was part of the Territory of Curaçao, also Dutch. It was known as Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire, 1948-2010. Records may be in Dutch, Spanish, or English but mostly Dutch. It is also considered part of the Caribbean Netherlands.

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Birth records may include

  • Name of child
  • Date
  • Place
  • Names of parents

Marriage records may include

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date
  • Place
  • Ages
  • Names of parents

Death records may include

  • Name
  • Date
  • Place
  • Profession
  • Residence
  • Place and date of birth

For additional information, see Dutch Genealogy.

References[edit | edit source]