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Militia registers is an umbrella term for the administration of conscripts. Conscription was introduced in the Netherlands in 1811. In 1814 it was determined that one militia member had to be designated for every 100 inhabitants. The first Militiewet came into force for this on February 27, 1815 and was replaced two years later by the law for establishing the National Militia.

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The militia registers as made available online by North Holland Archives, Amsterdam City Archives, Rotterdam City Archives, AlleFriezen, The Utrecht Archives, Heritage Leiden and environs, Brabant Historical Information Centre, Heritage Achterhoek and Liemers, Regional archive Langstraat Heusden Altena, Archive Delft, Regional archive of Zutphen, Eemland Archive, Municipal archive Ede, Regional Archives Nijmegen, Municipal archive Barneveld, Regional archive Voorne-Putten, West Brabant Archives, Regional archives Voorne-Putten and Rozenburg, Heritage Leiden and environs can be searched here.


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