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Can I do research on an ancestor who was in the military?

The Nationaal Archief has many sources that provide genealogical information about people who served in the military. Read the research guide ‘I’m looking for a serviceman’.

If you want us to help you with your research, you can contact us by using the contact form. Could you please enclose as much information on the ancestor as possible:

  • Full name
  • Place and date of birth
  • Period of military service
  • Location of military service, such as the Netherlands, the Dutch East Indies, Suriname or the Netherlands Antilles.
  • The service: army, navy or air force
  • Professional serviceman or conscript
  • Officer or NCO/soldier
  • What information you are looking for
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