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Dataset Ja, ik wil - Amsterdam marriage banns registers 1580-1810

posted on 2021-06-10, 09:52 authored by Tine De MoorTine De Moor, René van Weeren
This dataset 'Ja, ik wil! - Amsterdam marriage banns registers 1580-1810' and its codebook are the results of a Citizen Science Project, executed by the Research Team Institutions for Collective Action ( in cooperation with over 500 volunteers. The project has resulted in a dataset of detailed socio-economic details on over 93,000 couples that registered their prebanns with the Amsterdam Reformed or municipal authorities of every fifth year, starting with 1580 and ending with 1810.

This data underlies the article: Van Weeren, R. & De Moor, T. (2021). Counting Couples: The Marriage Banns Registers of the City of Amsterdam, 1580–1810. Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 6, 1-45. doi:

The article will be available after publication.

The data is available on request, by contacting:


NWO VIDI Grant "Nature or nurture? A search for the institutional and biological determinants of life expectancy in Europe during the early modern period” funded by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (project ID 256-73-008)