Methodology Spotlight

Willem van Leeuwen in Sluipwijk, list of inhabitants

Census records are a big help when reconstructing families. In the Netherlands we often use population registers for tracing people in the 19th century. In some towns we find precursors to the censuses. For example, this list of inhabitants of Sluipwijk, dated 1807. Translation [number of the house] B.45Willem van LeeuwenGrietje Burgerchildren: Klaas, Jan, Marrigje, Read more…

Photograph of the houses at Zaagmolendrift in Rotterdam.
Methodology Spotlight

Auke Frieling’s death in newspaper announcements

Today, we are looking at the death record of Auke Frieling (1960). Translation Today, twenty June nineteen hundred sixty, appeared before me, civil registrar of Rotterdam: Joris de Ruijter, 56 years old, undertaker, living in Rotterdam. Hey declared that on seventeen June nineteen hundred sixty, at 16.00h in the municipality of Rotterdam died: Auke Frielink, Read more…