Access to the National Register of Deceased Persons

The National Register of Deceased Persons (Nationaal Register Overledenen, NRO) contains personal data of Dutch citizens who have died since 1939. The register includes, for example, dates of birth and addresses. You can request information from the NRO, for example for genealogical research.

Last updated on 10 August 2021

Requesting information from the National Register of Deceased Persons

The National Register of Deceased Persons (in Dutch) is managed by the Centre for family history (Centrum voor familiegeschiedenis, CBG). You can contact the CBG to request an extract from the NRO (in Dutch). You may only use the data for historical research purposes.

Access to own personal data in the National Register of Deceased Persons

The register may also contain information about you, for example if one of your parents has died and you are listed as their child. If you would like to know whether there is any information about you in the National Register of Deceased Persons, please contact the CBG.

You can also contact the CBG if the data held about you in the National Register of Deceased Persons is incorrect or if you do not want others to be able to have access to your data.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Law on the Personal Records Database, Article 4.7

Regulation on Personal Records Database (the old registers)