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How to Find the Records

Online Collections

Offices to Contact

Civil Registry Department St. Eustatius (known locally as ‘Statia’)
Government Administration Building
De Graaffweg 13
St. Eustatius

Telephone: (+599) 318-2497 or, for urgent inquiries: (+599) 318-4029
Email: census.office@statiagov.com[1]

The National Archives of the Netherlands has two other record groups that have information about St. Eustatius, including civil registration:[2]

  • 1828-1860 - St. Eustatius and Saba after 1828, mostly 1828-1845 (record group 1.05.13.02). 1828-1860 finding aids
  • 1709-1828 - St. Eustatius and Saba before 1828, mostly 1790-1828 (record group 1.05.13.01). 1709-1828 finding aids

Most of the records are not online yet.

The National Archives contact page

Visitors address:
Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 20
2595 BE The Hague
The Netherlands

Postal address:
Nationaal Archief
PO Box 90520
2509 LM The Hague
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 (0)70 3315400
Email

Historical Background

From the first European settlement around 1636 "until the early 19th century, St. Eustatius changed hands twenty-one times between the Netherlands, Britain and France." It is now a special municipality of the Netherlands. Slavery was abolished in 1863.[3]

Coverage and Compliance

Information Recorded in the Records

Birth Records

  • Name of child
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Names of father and mother

Marriage Records

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death Records

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name of spouse or parents

References

  1. U.S. SSA, Program Operations Manual System (POMS), Procedure For Obtaining Birth, Marriage, And Death Certificates From Caribbean Netherlands, (accessed 23 February 2021.
  2. Yvette Hoitink, Ask Yvette – Where Can I Find Records For St. Eustatius?, 12 October 2018, (accessed 27 March 2021)
  3. Wikipedia contributors, Sint Eustatius, (accessed 13 March 2021).