Netherlands Jewish Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description
Record Type: Jewish Records
Collection years: 1616-1897
Languages: Dutch, Flemish
Title in the Language: Nederlands Joodse optekening
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Related Websites
Netherlands National Archives

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains Jewish records for several towns in the Netherlands. These records may include births, marriages, deaths, burials, circumcision registers, adopted surnames and congregation minute books. Most records cover the 1700s and 1800s.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Dutch. For help reading these records see:

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]


  • Name of Bride and Groom
  • Place of marriage
  • Date of marriage
  • Names of witnesses


  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial
  • Name of spouse (if married)
  • Age at death


  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age at death


  • Name of male child
  • Names of parents
  • Date of circumcision

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name of the primary individual and some other identifying information, such as date of the event.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

You will be able to view the images in this collection when it is published.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to find the person in other records
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Try searching for other family members

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Netherlands.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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