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Information about births, marriages and deaths from the 16th century to 1950 from the Register of births, marriages and deaths and the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials.
These data are taken from certificates of births, marriages and deaths between 1811 and 1950 and the precursors to these, the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials (DTB). New certificates are added every month.
The Municipal Archive of
Rotterdam has produced scanned copies of marriage documentation for the period
of 1812-1852. These can be viewed using the
Digital Family Tree service. Since 1812,
citizens have been obliged to marry before the Registrar of Births, Deaths and
Marriages. Before the solemnisation of the
marriage, the bride and bridegroom must submit the documentary evidence, known
as marriage documentation [huwelijkse
bijlagen]. This was the case for around 27,000
The marriage documentation consists of copies of the bride and bridegroom’s birth certificates. Death certificates of any previous partners can also be found, as well as certificates of consent from parents to allow the marriage, if the bride or bridegroom were minors. Even information about the bridegroom’s physical features, such as the colour of his eyes, can be found in the marriage documentation, especially on certificates stating that the bridegroom had been conscripted to National Service. The period 1812-1852 has been selected, as the documents from this time offer the most interesting information. These in particular contain a great deal of information from the period in which civil registration was introduced (1811).
Copies of all certificates
in the Digital Family Tree may be ordered from the municipal archive. You will see how to do this if you wish to
order a copy of a certificate you have found.
Birth, marriage and death certificates are transferred to the municipal archive after 100 years, 75 years or 50 years respectively. All certificates may be viewed using microfiches or scanned copies in the reading room.
Have you used the Digital Family Tree before? Errors may be inevitable due to large volumes of data!
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Corrections to the Digital Family Tree
Over time, various corrections have been made to the Digital Family Tree. It may well be the case that you have taken information in the past that has since proved to be incorrect. On this page, we have provided you with full details of these in order that you can correct your information and we recommend that you re-examine the information in the Digital Family Tree. We would like to offer our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
It is often the case that information is corrected as a result of notifications sent to us by users of the Digital Family Tree and we are very grateful to these users for contacting us. If you discover any errors in the Digital Family Tree, we kindly request that you notify us of these, in order that we may continue to improve the quality of the Digital Family Tree service.