Curaçao Civil Registration

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How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

Nationaal Archief
Scharlooweg 77-79
Willemstad - Curaçao

Telephone: 599 (9) 461 - 4866
Fax: 599 (9) 461 - 6794

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

In 1499, The Spaniards were the first Europeans to come to Curaçao. They made slaves of most of the native people. In 1634, the Dutch West India Company invaded, and the Spaniards surrendered. From 1662 the Dutch West India Company used Curaçao as a center for the slave trade. The Dutch abolished slavery in 1863.

Other groups came to Curaçao, including Sephardic Jews, people from South America, Portuguese and Lebanese. From 1954 to 2010, Curaçao was part of the Netherlands Antilles. In 2010, Curaçao became a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.[1]

Coverage and Compliance[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Name of child
  • Gender of child
  • Name, occupation, and age of parents
  • Name, occupation, and age of informant
  • Names, occupations, and ages of witnesses

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Ages and residences of bride and groom
  • Names, occupations, and ages of parents
  • Name, occupation, and age of witnesses

Death Records[edit | edit source]

  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age or date of birth of deceased
  • Place of birth of deceased
  • Names and occupations of parents
  • Name, occupation, and age of informant
  • Names, occupations, and ages of witnesses

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, Curaçao, (accessed 10 December 2020).