Methodology Spotlight

Churchwarden accounts as a source for burial details

The decrees of the Council of Trent (1545-1563) were the start of a formal and structural registration of life events in the Roman Catholic Church. Soon after, the Dutch Reformed Church and other denominations started recording births, marriages and deaths too. Other – and sometimes older – documents might also refer to life events, for Read more…

Methodology Spotlight

Marriage of Cornelis Janszn

Today, we are looking at the marriage of Cornelis Janszn (1656). Transcription Den 7 Junij 1656. inden Echten staetbevesticht met Attestatie vanMaertensdijckCornelis Janszn J.M. van MaertensdijckmetJanneken Jans J.D. van Scherpenisse Translation On the 7th of June 1656 were united in matrimony, with a certificate from Maartensdijk: Cornelis Janszn, young man, of Maartensdijk, and Janneken Jans, Read more…