Sint Eustatius Civil Registration

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Beginning Research
Record Types
Sint Eustatius Background
Local Research Resources

How to Find the Records[edit | edit source]

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

Offices to Contact[edit | edit source]

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

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 1828-1860 finding aids
  • 1709-1828 - St. Eustatius and Saba before 1828, mostly 1790-1828 (record group 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

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

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

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

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

Death Records[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  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).