(Netherlands) Records That Became Public As of January 2021 #general #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen


The Dutch National Archives https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/ have made some records that became public as of January 1, 2021. Exceptions may occur for those people who are still living:


Civil registration records:


  • Birth records from 1920
  • Marriage records from 1945
  • Death records from 1970


Legal records:


  • Court records from 1945
  • Police records from 1945

There are also some national government records, some of which may be of interest as they include Department of Justice, police division, which includes reports about concentration and extermination camps, the Putten razzia of 1 October 1944, and the prosecution of Jews in the Netherlands.

Due to the pandemic the archives is currently close therefore most of the records cannot be accessed now.

The information is from Yvette Hoitnik CG a board certified genealogist in the Netherlands on her blog post: https://www.dutchgenealogy.nl/records-that-became-public-in-2021


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee