Genealogical research – Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

The Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) has only limited information on personnel who served in the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. 

Marechaussees born before 1900

For genealogical research about Marechaussee personnel born before 1900, please contact:

These institutions accommodate, among other things:

  • Registers of military personnel. These registers contain service records of former personnel.
  • Registers of military personnel who served in the Military Police of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army.

The NIMH has the following sources at its disposal:

  • Officers' name and rank lists (1725-1989). The series also contains information on officers of the Military Police of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL).
  • Name index of Royal Netherlands Marechaussee personnel from 1814-1940.

Marechaussees born after 1900

For information about former Marechaussee personnel born after 1900, you can contact:

Netherlands Ministry of Defence
Afdeling Semi-Statische Archiefdiensten (SSA) (Semi-static Archives Services)
P.O. Box 7000
6460 NC Kerkrade
The Netherlands

You can only contact the SSA in writing. You need to include the full name and date of birth of the person you are looking for, as well as a copy of your own identity document.

KNIL Military Police born after 1900

Are you looking for a service record of a service member who served in the KNIL Military Police (MP) and who was born after 1900? Please contact the Stichting Administratie Indonesische Pensioenen (SAIP) (Foundation for Registration of Indonesian Pensions).

During the German occupation

The NIMH and the SSA do not possess data on Marechaussee personnel during the German occupation (1940-1945). During this period, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee did not fall under the Ministry of War but under the Ministry of Justice. For this type of information, please contact the National Archives of the Netherlands.