Overijssel Church Records

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Church Records in Overijssel date from as early as the 1500s, though most start in the 1600s or 1700s. Nearly all are available online. See the article Netherlands Church Records for details about what information is found in church records of Overijssel.

Religious Situation[edit | edit source]

According to the 1840 census, 65.5% of the population was Protestant (mostly Dutch Reformed), 33% was Catholic and 1.4% was Jewish. The Catholics were concentrated in the eastern Twents region around Enschede, where they were a majority. The north-west of the province around Kampen was strongly Protestant. The Jewish population lived mostly in urban areas.

Accessing Records[edit | edit source]

Images[edit | edit source]

The FamilySearch Record Collection Overijssel Church Records, accessed via Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Church Records, 1542-1893. The images are in black and white. Some records have been broken down by type and year.

The website of the Historisch Centrum Overijssel, on this page. Note that records for Zwolle, Zwollerkerspel and Olst are on different pages.

The website Geneaknowhow which links to it's sister site VPND, with images arranged by year and with some indexes.

Transcripts and Indexes[edit | edit source]

The website Sallands DTB has made some transcriptions of records in Zwolle and surrounding areas, and has also produced a map showing what records are available from each place and how they can be accessed.

There is a web-site where you can find a transcription of Mennonite Trouwen/Marriages in Almelo 1691-1749. When you click on the site, it may first look as if the page is not there, but then it suddenly appears. See: Almelo Mennonite marriages