If you’re looking for your Dutch ancestors, lucky you, as your search has just become a whole lot easier.

FamilySearch has released another 29 million historical records from the Netherlands, making it easier than ever to trace your Dutch roots. With these additions, FamilySearch now has over 65 million records (images and indexes) in its Netherlands collections.

The freely searchable collections are comprised of birth, baptism, marriage, death, church, notarial, army service and passenger list records and population registers. Some of the records date back to 1564. Considering the population of the Netherlands is 17 million people today, the size of these collections makes it highly likely family historians will find the ancestors they’re seeking.

FamilySearch’s Netherlands collections contains the following datasets:

Netherlands Army Service Records, 1807-1929 (Images)
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910 (2,140,826)
Netherlands Census and Population Registers, 1574-1940 (Images)
Netherlands Deaths and Burials, 1668-1945 (206,300)
Netherlands Marriages, 1565-1892 (568,758)
Netherlands Passenger Lists Holland-America Line, 1900-1974 (Images)
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers (20,361,614)
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Public Records (5,886,927)
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records (36,643,950)
Netherlands, Bibliothèque Wallonne, Card Indexes, ca. 1500-1858 (Images)
Netherlands, Drenthe Province, Church Records, 1580-1911 (Images)
Netherlands, Drenthe Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1942 (Images)
Netherlands, Friesland Province, Church Records, 1543-1911 (Images)
Netherlands, Friesland Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1950 (Images)
Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1800-1952 (183,873)
Netherlands, Gelderland Province, Church Records, 1405-1966 (Images)
Netherlands, Groningen Province, Church Records, 1595-1864 (Images)
Netherlands, Groningen Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1940 (Images)
Netherlands, Limburg Parish Register Transcripts, 1562-1822 (Images)
Netherlands, Limburg Province, Certificates of Nationality, 1860-1913 (Images)
Netherlands, Limburg Province, Church Records, 1542-1910 (Images)
Netherlands, Limburg Province, Civil Registration, 1792-1963 (Images)
Netherlands, Noord-Brabant Province Population Registers, 1820-1930 (Images)
Netherlands, Noord-Brabant Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1942 (Images)
Netherlands, Noord-Brabant, Church Records, 1473-1965 (Images)
Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province, Church Records, 1523-1948 (Images)
Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950 (Images)
Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Church Records, 1542-1893 (Images)
Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1960 (2,085)
Netherlands, Utrecht Province, Church Records, 1542-1955 (Images)
Netherlands, Utrecht Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1950 (Images)
Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Church Records, 1527-1907 (Images)
Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Civil Registration, 1796-1940 (Images)
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Church Records, 1367-1916 (Images)
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1679-1942 (155,686)
Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, Leiden, Notarial Records, 1591-1806 (Images)

The breadth of record types now available provide a fantastic opportunity to learn more about a Dutch ancestor’s life.

Click here to start searching for your Netherlands ancestors at FamilySearch

Please note: many of the records are images only which haven’t been indexed yet. These can be browsed, but not searched. Click on the link below for links to to all of the Netherlands records. And one more thing, if you haven’t already created a FamilySearch account, do so and log-in to make sure you are accessing ALL the records. You can see some without logging in, but not all.

And remember FamilySearch is FREE. It always has been and always will be. So make the most of being able to access the billions of records on their site.