Tresoar is the Provincial State Archive for Friesland, Netherlands and has online Friesland Netherlands Genealogy Records. Records are searchable online at Tresoar and some records are also available at AlleFriezanWieWasWie,  and OpenArchief.

As one of the Provincial State Archives of Netherlands, it is a Regional Historical Center and is part of the Consortium which sets policies for archives in Netherlands.

Refining your search instructions at Tresoar are here.

A general search at Tresoar will scan these collections:

  • Genealogy: Births, Deaths and Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records

  • Library Collection

  • Archives: archives of public and private archives

  • Digital Collections: Fries Photo Archive and Frisian Ikonografy (Literary material)

  • Poems: Poems of Operaesje Fers poems and all “other” poems from the archives of the former FLMD

  • Frisian Toanielkatalogus: descriptions of original Frisian and Frisian translated plays

  • Newspapers: Newspaper bench containing De Volkskrant, De Telegraaf, NRC Handelsblad and Financieele Dagblad, Algemeen Dagblad, Trouw and Het Parool

  • Keesings Historical Archive: Keesings Historical Archive encompasses the world history of the last sixty years

  • Gutenberg: Project Gutenberg is a collection of over 42,000 free ebooks available

  • Court Library: Library of Leeuwarden District Court

Tresoar also has digital collections you can select by publication including atlases, books, genealogies, and more. (If the page doesn’t display collections, you can opt to follow the site instructions for bypassing your browser’s security blocks. Digital collections will display similar to the image below.)

Some digital collections at Tresoar online Friesland genealogy

Some digital collections at Tresoar for online Friesland genealogy research



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