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AEZEL.EU has of a number of search options and topics. The topic ‘People’ contains a database based on the website ‘Alle Limburgers’, produced by LGGI in which genealogical core data has been entered:
- General Register Office GRO - Dutch: Burgerlijke Stand - (since 1796)
- Population records (dating back to 1850)
- Baptism-, Christening-, Marriage- and Burial records (dating back to around 1560).
Scans of the original source are very often included.
The topic ‘Geography’ focuses on premises and land property. ‘Genealogy’ focuses on the individual. A person is born, often marries and dies. In between he/she can be christened (or circumcised) or receive the holy communion sacrament. Currently these facts can be discovered in the uploaded files and registers of the church or parish, General Register Office or Cadastre. At a later stage also notary records and deeds,and wills/testaments or for example sold properties or assets will be added.
In general archives are made public after about 20 years. However there are exceptions, namely for data protection reasons as privacy issues are at stake. For example, notary records are only made public after about 75 years. Records of births, marriages and deaths have even stricter disclosure rules. For example, certificates of birth are only published after 100 years, certificates of marriages after 75 years and records of deaths after 50 years. Disclosure dates of Church records (Parish records) are published in line with current legislation.
Searching is quite easy - here is a quick & short guide:
If you would like to find out how many people with the name ‘Janssen’ are included in the data base, take the option ‘First Person’ then enter Janssen in the field ‘last name’ .Press Enter and you will find more than 20,000 listings! Included in your results (or data hits) you will also see the names Janse and Jansen by using ‘the sounds like’ function.
Through the option ‘sounds like’’ you will also find with the first name Jan also Johan, Johannes and Joannes. Or similarly with the surname Kuipers also Cuijpers as a hit.
It is also possible to select on the sub-types ‘Birth’ , ‘Death’ , “Cadastre’, ‘Population’ . ‘Wedding’ or others. Each of these specifications provides new answers which can be refined under ‘sub-type’ and by clicking on the various options given. This way your search can become even more defined.
Sometimes more search results are reported after a search than are visible. This is because if you enter a search query and only enter the last name and no other information such as the role (eg born person), you will see the facts in which your search query is met. For example: If a deed contains a father, a son and a witness with the same surname, there are three search results, but you will only see the data from one deed, which therefore contains all three surnames. The more refined you make your search (eg by adding exact first names, role, place of residence, etc.) the faster the number of search results corresponds to the number of facts.
If you find an error, you can report it via the yellow button at the top right. First check the questions and answers in the FAQ section, to see if there is an explanation for your observation.